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Product Manager by day, Cook and Guitarist by night.


Feb
3
comment How do I get pinch harmonics during solos?
@Ian, Samuel clearly used the wrong name for the sound he was hearing. Your edit to the question made the question more clear, but seems to have obscured the original intent of the question and caused the mismatch between Q&A to be bigger than is really the case. I would suggest an edit to the effect of, "I think it's feedback, but I could be wrong. What's the technique called if it's something else?"
Jan
29
comment What chords are used often in “Funk” - Why?
Also, it's a good idea to summarize the information in your links rather than just linking to them. This helps for two reasons, 1 the info is now actually in the answer, requiring less steps for someone to understand your answer but more importantly 2) it helps avoid link rot. If the link stops working, your answer is still useful.
Jan
29
comment What chords are used often in “Funk” - Why?
Google it isn't a very good answer. There are lots of questions that are googleable, but the point of the stack exchange sites is to provide definitive answers to questions, regardless of whether the question is easy to answer.
Jan
29
comment What is the difference between “Solo” and “Improvisation”?
When an entire group is improvising, it is often referred to as jamming.
Jan
29
answered How do you know what beat to emphasize based on the time signature?
Jan
27
comment Is this an acceptable fingering of a G Chord?
He wants to slide the g form of the chord up the fret board, so he needs his index finger to form a barre underneath.
Jan
26
comment Are there some classical pieces that lend themselves well to guitar?
Alex makes a great point, it will be much easier to use classical music written in treble clef.
Jan
26
answered Are there some classical pieces that lend themselves well to guitar?
Jan
26
comment What are the objective differences between the guitar and the piano?
The OP can no longer make a question CW. I did flag for moderator attention, but they don't seem to have done it. Oh well.
Jan
26
comment Do left-handed guitarists view the same patterns as right-handed?
Dick Dale does the same thing.
Jan
26
comment What is the “theory” behind “odd time signatures”?
I think it's a good answer. Tool's schism would be a great song to learn to see some of this in action.
Jan
25
comment Distortion pedals similar to Boss's DS-1
It's like a girlfriend. Someone else's always looks better. You really wish you could have more than one at a time. You've gone through more than you care to admit. There's at least one you still miss from time to time.
Jan
25
comment What is a good guitar solo to learn in the minor scale?
Right. I'm not talking about how to fret the scale though, I'm talking about songs that are in the key of A minor (or any other key). Whether or not they think about a scale as strictly A minor or the relative minor of C major doesn't change the fact that a piece is in A minor and not C major. Which is why I said they're different. While the major and minor key are related and some major keys use the same notes as a minor key, C Major is different from C Minor and I'm looking for songs with a minor sound. And that's not getting in to harmonic or melodic minor.
Jan
25
answered What sweeping (for bass guitar) techniques are out there?
Jan
25
answered What are the objective differences between the guitar and the piano?
Jan
25
comment What are the objective differences between the guitar and the piano?
Unlike the other questions with requests for CW, I think this is a perfect example of a good CW question.
Jan
25
comment What is a good solo to learn in the Dorian mode?
Great update. Thanks a lot.
Jan
25
comment What is a chromatic scale?
Also worth noting that every chromatic scale has the same notes in it. Only the root changes from one scale to the next (a bit like the modes, but with less of a tonal center).
Jan
25
comment What is a good solo to learn in the major scale?
So I teach them a scale, then teach them a tune using that scale, show them how it works, and then get them to improvise. Kids are generally pretty apprehensive of improvising to start out and seem to get nervous again each time they get a new scale. I find giving them licks or a framework to start out with gives them confidence and understanding much faster than if they have to figure it all out on their own.
Jan
25
comment What is a good solo to learn in the major scale?
3rd, I know. Of course I don't teach something that's too complex just because it's in a scale. Of course I don't teach something out of context of all the other relevant factors. When I teach a new scale, I tend to approach it from all sides. What is the scale? Different finger positions? Chord progressions from the scale? Chord composition? Improvisations? Licks? Solos? Melodies? etc. I teach rock guitar and kids often aren't interested in learning scales or theory. I find it easiest to teach in the context of a song that they like.