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I'm a physics student at the University of California.


Feb
10
awarded  Yearling
Jun
3
awarded  Nice Question
May
27
awarded  Teacher
May
13
comment Guitar tutoring software that listens to your playing?
Oh if this ever comes out I will get it just for practicing chord voicings
May
13
comment Save money when buying a guitar / amp?
BUY USED. Used gear (unless it was very badly obused, but would be obvious on inspection) sounds just as good, better than compromising for a brand-new but cheap guitar. AVOID "Gig-Packs" and Guitar-Amp "starter packs" like the plague.
May
13
comment Is it possible to learn Flamenco guitar on a steel-string guitar? Will it sound right?
I believe you have it backwards, Flamenco players usually use the brighter (both in tone and wood color) spruce tops to the darker red (and darker toned) cedar that most classical players use.
May
13
comment Teaching Bandmates to Count
I wouldn't say that, they do realize its a problem, but just can't tell during the performance.
May
13
comment Teaching Bandmates to Count
Its one thing to let the performance breath, its quite another to just blow everything off and double the tempo in a ballad just because the soloist got excited. Also, we don't really gig with our drummer, its pretty much just me up there trying to keep some sense of uniformity between the rhythm guitar, soloist, and singer.
May
13
awarded  Student
May
13
comment What would you call all-drum instrumental music?
Well... Stomp is considered a musical.
May
13
comment Purpose of double-sharps and double-flats?
AFAIR its mainly a formal notation issue. You can augment notes in the scale, so if F# is a note in the scale, but G is not (say in the scale of A-major). And you want to emphasize the fact that you are augmenting F# up a half step (say in a triad/chord), you write F## , even though you could have just as easily but a natural in front of the G. But that is just my recollection - which is why this is a comment.
May
13
asked Teaching Bandmates to Count
Apr
13
comment What do you do when a string breaks or you drop your pick on stage?
Unfortunately,if you are using a standard tremolo (not FR or other lockable type), if a string breaks you will go heavily out of tune.
Mar
19
comment Building an electric guitar from scratch
Check out www.projectguitar.com for lots of tutorials, links, and inspiration (look at their Guitars of the month - simply beautiful). The forum community is a great resource for advice and project documentaries, with great members and archives going back almost 10 years.
Mar
18
answered Can I wind my own pickups?