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Apr
14
answered Basic bass patterns for improvisation on piano
Mar
31
revised C#m in Am chord progression
Corrected the corrections of the corrections...
Mar
25
answered Guitar solo techniques
Dec
25
comment Why are two pitches considered a chord?
(To confuse things further :) -- In alot of the fake book stuff I've seen, the typical Chuck Berry style shuffle (Think Johnny B. Goode) calls the alternated chords, in the key of C, C and C6.
Dec
25
comment Why are two pitches considered a chord?
An interval in this case is an instrument of measure and the word chord names the item. The notes in a chord are separated by intervals. Lots of people consider 2 notes together a chord fragment and not a true chord and call it a diad where others consider the minimum chord a triad (3 notes). Very awkwardly phrased, sorry...
Nov
22
comment Fender guitar preamp
I would add one thing to this otherwise excellent answer... Look at the Fender Mustang amps and see if any of them are appropriate for your sons use. The added effects and flexibility (and low price) are pretty good for a beginner and give lots of flexibility. The lack of flexibility for my first guitars and amps almost drove me away from playing since I had the choice of 2 sounds... Acoustic without reverb or acoustic with reverb. :)
Nov
7
comment Does the electric guitar necessarily have a narrower dynamic range compared to an acoustic guitar?
This argument has no soul. Listen to Stevie Ray Vaughan and Segovia... Both appear to have soul to me.
Nov
6
comment Why does the dominant chord contain a flattened 7th?
Frivolous answer: Because that tritone is beautiful... youtube.com/watch?v=6TK_9tBQu-o
Nov
2
comment Why does pedal order matter?
Just to add to Wheat and Peter's good answers: Noise is another reason you'd want to order effects in a certain way. For example, a noise gate as the first effect probably wouldn't work too well. In general, [Some do this different] the groups are: (compression, overdrive, distortion), (wah), (modulation, pitchshift), (delays), (reverb), (noise gate). Some groups can be moved around but the above general rule helps with noise and negative effects interaction. An eq could be added anywhere in the chain though you'd probably want it after a compressor.
Oct
26
comment Looking for a list of common 4-note chords
@JCPedroza: Root, 3rd (of some variety), 5th(of some variety) of the key in which you're interested make the base chord. The third will be major/minor or sus2/sus4. The fifth will be flat or not. Add 6th/7th/9th/11th as appropriate and/or desired. Flat 3rd + flat 5th = diminished etc. Not that hard to hit on 90% with a little thought and easily computed. If I get interested enough I'll post a basic python script that does exactly this.
Oct
24
comment Looking for a list of common 4-note chords
@JCPedroza: I think it is perceived of as irritating for two reasons: 1) because you could compute it yourself. 2) You're asking others to do something you could easily do. Now, as for your topic: Don't forget that leaving out the root and the fifth are pretty common, leaving room for 6th and 9th variants. Also missing: sus 2 and sus 4 variations. 3rds (and variants) and 7ths are the most important to keep IMO.
Oct
22
revised Chords triads in any scale
typo fixed.
Oct
18
comment What's the best way to begin learning lead guitar?
practice. goals.
Oct
10
revised Which advanced chords can I use for a song composition in scale of G?
Fixed mistakes as pointed out in the comments
Oct
10
comment Which advanced chords can I use for a song composition in scale of G?
Tim and r lo, Thanks for correcting me.
Oct
8
revised Which advanced chords can I use for a song composition in scale of G?
added 3 characters in body
Oct
8
comment Which advanced chords can I use for a song composition in scale of G?
@Tim: You're absolutely correct about the Dom 7th. It was a brainfart and thanks for letting me know. As for the F#m7b5, I was taught to call it F#Dim7... Is that wrong?
Oct
3
answered Cannot get rid of pedal / amp noise (Hiss)
Oct
3
answered Replacement Bridge for a Jackson Stealth Ex Guitar (Jackson JT580 Bridge)