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Aug
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comment Learning to play bass guitar: Fretless vs Fretted
@dwoz I typed "fretless bass" into Google, then clicked "Images". Here's what came up: bit.ly/1UCtQG7 About half of the basses shown lack fret markers, including manufactured instruments from Fender, Warwick, Ernie Ball, etc. Perhaps it's more common than you think?
Aug
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comment Learning to play bass guitar: Fretless vs Fretted
@dwoz But more to the point, the question was in regards to the relative difficulty of learning fretless bass guitar versus fretted, not fretless bass guitar versus upright bass. The fretted bass guitar is obviously easier to learn than its fretless cousin, and may therefore be a less frustrating gateway instrument into the wonderful world of bass playing.
Aug
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comment Learning to play bass guitar: Fretless vs Fretted
@dwoz As I mentioned in my comment above, I disagree. An upright bass offers a vital positional landmark in the neck/body joint, which the fretless bass guitar lacks. This makes finding one's way around an upright considerably easier (in my opinion) than on a fretless bass guitar.
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comment Can a motif be found outside of a phrase?
Can a sentence exist outside of words? What exactly do you mean by the terms "motif" and "phrase"?
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comment Is there such thing as a piano-like keyboard with all whole tones between two adjacent white keys?
-1 Why would the keyboard layout affect musical notation? There are no "black notes" on violins, guitars, trumpets, clarinets, etc., yet they all use the same notation; why should changing the physical mechanics of one instrument change the notation for any others? Sharps and flats would still make the same sense they always did: as accidentals.
Mar
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comment Can acceptable trills be played on an old M1 with unweighted synth action?
There's no piano store near where you live? You could try it there.
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comment Is it mandatory as an electric guitarist to get obsessed with kit?
On the contrary, I'd say you've got the right attitude.
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comment Is it ever too late to learn guitar?
I didn't start until I was fifteen, and I managed just fine. It's all about practice.
Nov
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comment Any heads-up tips for recording bass guitars?
DI is short for Direct Injection, and it's an inexpensive (~$25-$40) box that performs the necessary electrical impedance matching to allow you to plug your bass or guitar directly into the mic input of a mixing or recording console.