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Sep
24
comment How to dampen an amp's volume for recording?
Stuffing an open back will have the opposite effect, especially at low frequencies. While the open back emits sound to the rear, it's out of phase with the sound out front so most of the low frequencies will cancel out. There is a also good cancellation to the sides. Technically speaking it's the difference between dipole and monopole radiation. That's why open back is useless for bass
Sep
20
comment Best ways of storing sheet music
Probably off topic but: I have scanned everything and put it on a large tablet. I can take a huge number of songs along easily, I find them quickly and have never any problems with bad stage lighting. Scrolling is also quite easy (after a bit of practice, that is )
Apr
1
comment Finger Picking vs. using a Pick on Bass Guitar
According to commandment #6 "Thou shalt not ... honk with a pick when thy fingers are the way of the truth" :) i.imgur.com/dJSDK4q.jpg
Mar
6
comment Is there a name for a piece of music that wanders about in tempo?
Typically we call that "bad drummer" :-)
Feb
14
comment How to remotely listen to acoustic piano accompanist, so they can record a track with no voice, but at my tempo?
@mey: it seems the problem that the OP describes has nothing to do with Skype itself but with the playback setup. This is independent of the VoIP in use. I'm assuming that the OP misdiagnosed the problem, but of course I could be wrong here.
Jan
21
comment What is a perfect fifth?
The problem here is that the two explanations mean two totally different things: the first refers to "perfect" or "harmonic" vs. "temperate". For example in the key of A the perfect 5th is 330Hz and the temperate 5th is 329.63Hz. The second explanations defines "perfect" vs. "diminished". Which refers to an interval of either 7 or 6 half steps. Both definitions have nothing to do with each other and are not a great choice of words
Apr
17
comment Simulating speaker distortion with Doppler shift
Yep, pretty much. This is very non-harmonic whereas "good" distortion such as tube, overdrive, etc. are typically odd order harmonic.
Mar
13
comment What are some practical tips to easily change tunings on stage?
Take a look at the Line 6 Variax (no endorsement intended, though I do like them). They have fully programmable tunings which you can recall with a knob on the guitar or foot switch.
Dec
3
comment Why do harmonics sound good?
I don't think this is true: Neurons are excited by a bending wave of the basilar membrane in the cochlea. Different frequencies are simply exciting different areas on the membrane and there is nothing inherently different about harmonic or in-harmonic excitation. Neither one results in equal spacing of the excitation points.
Nov
17
comment What chord is this and when is it the dominant?
Could also be a Cm6, especially with C as a root here.
May
28
comment Learn music professionally, not classical and not jazz?
check out berklee.edu