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answered What are the various methods of tuning the guitar?
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answered Novation launchPad S + Yamaha P105 - How do they connect
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answered PA System: What type of speaker for that “punchy” bass?
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comment Why does a melodic half step resolve on the higher note?
Even in ionian, the fourth in a sus4 chord wants to resolve a half-step downward to the major triad. I don't think it's a clear-cut case of always resolving up as you state; it's more about wanting to resolve to the nearest of the three basic tones in the Western system, being the tonic (root), subdominant (fourth) or dominant (5th).
Jul
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comment What is the difference between a mode and a scale?
Yes, my comment was incorrect; A Aeolian is the same set of notes as C Ionian, and C Aeolian uses the same flats as Eb Ionian. Xzoechord could play the Aeolian mode of the key of C, but it would start on A and not C
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comment How many (major and minor) keys are there? Why?
True, however the question specifically asked for a number of major and minor keys, which imply the Ionian and Aeolian diatonic modes respectively. Any additional diatonic mode you want to include as a key, like Dorian, Phrygian or Lydian, would add 12 tonally unique and 15 engravable keys (though the signatures would not change). Add non-diatonic scales with non-standard key signature patterns, like Ascending Melodic Minor, Harmonic Minor, Hungarian Minor, Phrygian Dominant, and Arabic/Byzantine semitonic, and you can easily arrive at a total number of tonally-unique keys in the hundreds.
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comment What are the differences between an American and Mexican Fender Stratocaster?
MIM = Made In Mexico. MIA = Made In America. Common jargon among guitarists on the Internet.
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comment Are there certain foods that harms the throat in the long run?
I would say that light to moderate alcohol consumption during times not related to singing is harmless, and some say it can even be beneficial; however, taken just before singing, or in heavy doses, it will cause damage that is compounded by trying to sing through it.
Jun
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comment What is the difference between a “band” and an “orchestra”
The term "brass band" is indeed highly subjective. In some locales it refers to what in the U.S. is known as a "Drum & Bugle Corps", which is a competition marching group similar in concept to a military band but using specialized brass instruments with only two valves. In other locales it's closer to a "brass choir" and differs primarily in the genres played; a brass band will play ragtime, jazz, swing etc while a brass choir will play adaptations of classical pieces. In still others "brass band" and "brass choir" are completely synonymous.