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Oct
13
comment What are some resources for applying my computer skills to augmenting my musical performance?
I took apart a 12$ dual analog stick gamepad and hacked up some momentary switches from radio shack and put them on a footboard. 12 buttons, dpad + 2 analogs. Freeware joy2midi. I wound up getting a stealthPedal for use as an expression pedal because my hacked attempts at making a wah pedal using an analog stick were too fragile.
Oct
13
comment Are there any games useful for ear training?
Note that if you drop the microphone into the hole of an acoustic guitar, you can play the vocal parts...
Oct
4
comment How do I chose my first electrical guitar?
Regarding tremolo arm: I am a huge Hendrix fan, and have had several strat guitars, but I have NEVER used the tremolo. The back of strats usually have a plate which can be removed to access the tremolo. You can place a snug-fitting wedge of wood in there to immobilize the tremolo mechanism. So in this case the tremolo has no impact on the tuning.
Sep
23
comment What happens when I start to get music “down” to the point where I can play it fluently?
This is a cognitive process which transcends music by the way. It is often studied and remarked upon in all fields. I think it may be referred to as subcognition, but my memory is poor.
Sep
20
comment Able to recall music in its correct key, but don't have perfect pitch — what is it called?
I am inclined to believe that if "perfect pitch" exists at all as a phenomenon, then the person probably possesses it in the absence of musical training, and therefore knowing the name of the note can't be the only criterion.
Sep
20
comment Should I mute “unwanted” strings or not when playing power chords?
one thing I have noticed since using computer amp sims is that certain simulation setups really accentuate muted strings and they actually muddy up the sound. The cleaner you play, the better off you are in the long run.
Sep
8
comment Does shifting vary on a fretted instrument?
I would even say that the lack of emphasis on such shifting, and the find-as-you go attitude probably contributes a large part to that thing we call style.
Sep
6
answered What is the proper action height when your guitar is tuned in standard C?
Sep
6
comment How to do “metal” harmonics (pinch etc)
I always hated the term "pinch" because you are really dampening it slightly, not actually pinching it with your fingers.
Aug
31
answered A guitar won't stay in tune, also dirty pickup selector
Aug
26
comment Memorizing notes on guitar fretboard
"don't" is definitely a valid answer to the question. The OP wants to know how because he/she thinks it will be helpful.
Jul
29
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Jul
26
answered Does hand perspiration prevent you from becoming a good guitarist?
Jul
21
comment Audio jack has fallen inside the body of semi-acoustic guitar, how to get it out and reattach it?
And perhaps a coat hanger, suitably bent, perhaps with a little double stick tape to help manipulate the jack into position from the inside. Gently of course
Jul
15
comment What scales are suitable for funk? Is there a funk scale?
I think it is fair to say that it uses the Bootytonic scale, though some musicians are split on whether to get up or get down.
Jun
16
comment Acoustic guitar: How to stop right index finger nail from wearing away?
You mention "nail strengthener," have you tried clear nail polish thickly applied?
Jun
15
comment What are the various methods of tuning the guitar?
I do this as well. I also use the 12th fret harmonic and the 7th fret harmonic on the next higher string are the same note. What drives me nuts though is that often the 3 methods wind up with slightly different tunings. In a perfectly intoned guitar, they should be very nearly identical.
Jun
14
comment Good way to remember lyrics when covering songs?
"Like a Rolling Stone" as covered by Hendrix had a strange line in it that went something like "I know I missed a verse, don't worry about." Perhaps Bob Dylan never wrote that line...
Jun
14
answered Bolt 100 watt amp making a phaser noise
Jun
14
comment Guitar scales further up the fret board.
I won't answer because the correct answers are already up there, but I think it is self-evident that there is a lot of overlap and repetition of the notes on the strings of the guitar (5-8,5-7 is the same as (5-8-10-12). Once one realizes this, one can find virtually the same order of notes in different pattern shapes at different points in the guitar. Once you hit 12th fret, you are "back at the nut" and the patterns all repeat.