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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
Dec
4
comment Gary Moore - As the years go passing by
By listening :). The sax sounds quite similar to Paul Desmond on Dave Brubeck's "Take 5"