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answered Can I use nylon with steel string guitar?
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answered What kind of digital piano instrument should I look for when I like to play pop?
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answered Acoustic guitar, chip in rosette wood, how to avoid in future?
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comment How to maximize band rehearsal time?
@Matthew Read - That's why I said the question may need editing.
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comment How to maximize band rehearsal time?
@Matthew Read - If you want to use a narrow defintion, then most things in music cannot ultimately be evaluated objectively. I'd go as far as saying that the moment you can offer a definitive answer on a musical (as opposed to, say, music-related physical) topic, it ceases to be relevant, because that's when music moves on, as does all art. The question may need editing, but I think it is perfectly valid.
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answered How to maximize band rehearsal time?
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comment How to maximize band rehearsal time?
@Matthew Read - I disagree that he question is subjective. Rehearsing for maximum effect is very much a skill that can be evaluated objectively.
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answered Boiling/washing used guitar/bass strings - is it worthwhile?
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comment Tuning a Strat a whole step down
.011-.052 is a good place to start. You can also try .012-.052 with an unwound G (LaBella Electrics Blues Heavy, for instance). I use these for tuning down 1 1/2 steps, which I find is somewhat slacker than standard E - but then again, I use .011-.052 for standard E.
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comment Recording an amp using headphone out?
Yep. That one looks pretty good. It's got enough inputs, phantom power if you ever want to use a condenser mike, direct monitoring, headphones; nice all around. The bundled ProTools software is a bonus - you have a chance to learn the basics of the worldwide studio standard.
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answered Best method to clean guitar?
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answered Recording an amp using headphone out?
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comment Position of white dots in guitar fretboard
Nice breakdown. With regards to the 9th fret, my suggestion would be that it marks the position of the relative minor to an open-string major scale. Having said that, however, I think the reason is more prosaic: the flanking two-fret intervals make the octave immediately stand out, even if the markers are bars or some such (i.e. no special double dot symbol or similar). The remaining seven frets are divided in the most efficient way for easy recognition: four marks, three spaces.
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answered Get back into an instrument after long break?
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answered In chord progressions, how can I refer to a chord that's out of the scale?