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I play guitar, piano, bass, and ukulele, and enough other instruments to get into trouble. Here's my band's site with links to our music: Baroque & Hungry. Come visit! Buy our stuff, if you like!

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Nov
1
comment How not to touch neighbouring strings?
I have to disagree with this. While touching other strings with your fretting hand usually isn't that big of a deal, the guitarist wants to be able to choose whether or not this happens or it can lead to sloppy fretting.
Oct
25
comment How can I prevent the noise my guitar pick makes?
These are good options. You can do a lot more with just your fingers than most people think.
Oct
25
comment How can I prevent the noise my guitar pick makes?
Apoyando stroke instructional video. (I had to look this up, it's nice to learn something new!) I think I've been doing something like this but in reverse, sort of a reverse snap pulling up on the stings.
Oct
25
revised How can I prevent the noise my guitar pick makes?
added 70 characters in body
Oct
21
comment Why does the D string in a guitar breaks so often?
@ign - You might want to edit that into the question; some people never read the comments.
Oct
17
comment When singing, how to avoid being distracted by vocal harmony or other vocal lines?
Related - Singing: How to pre-visualize harmonies
Sep
21
comment How to select a key-signature for a song
I've been working with a mandolin plater lately, so we tend to end up using the keys of G and D fairly often. I'm told those are easy on mandolin.
Sep
17
asked What glue to use to repair maracas?
Sep
14
revised Collaborative remote music recording
spelling
Sep
8
revised Does shifting vary on a fretted instrument?
Added bit about where touching the string is a problem
Aug
31
comment A guitar won't stay in tune, also dirty pickup selector
What might work is contact cleaner. I got rid of the noise in my headphone amp's faders this way. For more detail, see this answer on the AVP site.
Aug
31
comment A guitar won't stay in tune, also dirty pickup selector
Simply cleaning the nut may help. Also, if the strings gauge was recently changed, that could also be causing problems. Are the strings binding at the nut? (i.e., are the slots wide enough for the strings to freely move when tuning? They should be.) Is the nut a standard type or is it a locking nut?
Jul
17
revised How to prevent a string from breaking during a performance?
deleted 4 characters in body
Jul
15
comment Acoustic guitar: How to stop right index finger nail from wearing away?
A combination of holding the pick with more of it exposed as well as clear nail polish on my index finger nail seems to be doing the trick. The trick is to put the nail polish on in several layers, with the intent of it wearing away slowly over a few hours.
Jul
12
answered Are there alternatives to developing calluses when learning guitar?
Jul
12
comment Are there alternatives to developing calluses when learning guitar?
This would be a much better answer if you had used the product or could tell us something that's not "in the brochure", so to speak.
Jul
8
answered How do you successfully share another drummer's kit at a show?
Jul
8
revised How do you successfully share another drummer's kit at a show?
Removed some poll-like language to make the question more specific and answerable
Jul
4
comment Why can't I whistle and hum different notes at the same time?
Noldorin - Humming and whistling would be on-topic, certainly, so why not the combination of the two? Or am I missing the point?
Jul
3
comment Recommend reading why we have 12 pitches and another metrics in microtonal music?
This looks like a list question.