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Acoustic guitar player; 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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Aug
19
comment Which fret do I place a capo on, to play Eb music using C chords?
@BobBroadley Well-put.
Aug
19
comment Which fret do I place a capo on, to play Eb music using C chords?
The question and the title now disagree, I think.
Aug
19
comment Which fret do I place a capo on, to play Eb music using C chords?
Agreed, on a second reading this question is ambiguous.
Aug
19
comment Which fret do I place a capo on, to play Eb music using C chords?
@scrowler - Putting a capo on the third fret means playing a C chord form yields an Eb chord. D minor form yields Fm, Em form gives you Gm, Ab form gives you Cm, and so on. You can also put a capo on the 6th fret, but that's less optimal for some players.
May
8
comment Rhythm/Drum exercises without drums
This does not provide an answer to the question. To critique or request clarification from an author, leave a comment below their post - you can always comment on your own posts, and once you have sufficient reputation you will be able to comment on any post.
Nov
16
comment Acoustic guitar: How to stop right index finger nail from wearing away?
Checkin: This is without a doubt a technique issue. My right index finger nail is now an indicator of sorts; when it's wearing away, I now know to hold the pick correctly. This is the best advice on playing I've ever gotten from this site.
Jul
15
comment Is there a name for the screeching sound made when changing chords on a guitar?
Flatwound strings also mitigate string noise, but the tone is somewhat duller than roundwound strings.
Jul
14
comment Steel-string parlor guitar - effect on tuning stability when changing string gauge?
Pre-tensioning: Is this stretching the strings out and letting them settle? Or something else?
Jul
13
comment Acoustic guitar, chip in rosette wood, how to avoid in future?
To follow up: I have been keeping the guitar in its case with a humidifier and have been moisturizing the wood, paying special attention to this area. Will have the chip looked at the next time I bring this guitar in for a setup.
Apr
26
comment Which early danceband guitarists tuned to Eb rather than E?
The edit looks like it was an attempt to turn this from a list question into an answerable question, possibly leaving it open.
Apr
15
comment How should I control my voice while rapping?
This is really three separate questions. Point 3 is off-topic here, but would be fine at Audio Video Production. They'd (correctly, IMO) ask for more detail.
Mar
25
comment How long can I store shrink-wrapped strings?
Was it only this set? I guess it's possible you just got a bad set of strings.
Dec
15
comment Acoustic guitar - how to wind strings on the tuning posts
@luserdroog - Thanks; have fixed that.
Dec
5
comment How to improve the blend between male and female voices on the same part in a choir?
A sound sample would be helpful, if you have one.
Nov
17
comment How to hold the concertina in an ergonomic way while playing?
I have indeed! Thanks.
Oct
17
comment Guitar Action for practicing and learning
Abnormally high action can make playing difficult. But, within certain parameters, action up to individual player preference. On acoustic, I find higher action translates into slightly deeper tone. Lower action also makes the guitar slightly easier to play (although not as much as switching to lighter strings).
Oct
2
comment Restringing a 12-string guitar with heavier strings - is it possible?
Did you have any tuning issues on the Danelectro? If so, how did you handle them? As it currently stands, this instrument sounds great but is unusable in any live situation; strumming vigorously for maybe a minute or two will push it out of tune.
Sep
23
comment What glue to use to repair maracas?
I've got to say that, as good as the accepted answer by @M.Werner is, this is more specific and even better; am switching this to the accepted answer. (I'm also glad I never got around to fixing this, now that I can try this much more specific answer.) Thanks!.
Sep
21
comment Why is B flat in this key sigiture when B is never played?
Speaking as a working musician who uses notation for traditional folk tunes: Your jab at "simplistic" music aside, modulations away from the basic key should be noted in the notation, either in this staff or other staves in the same work. (If they're not, someone did an incomplete job of transcription.)
Sep
21
comment Why is B flat in this key sigiture when B is never played?
It also tells accompanists to use chords that do not contain B natural.