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revised My guitar sounds off tune
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revised How do I improve vibrato and breath volume in singing?
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revised How do I improve vibrato and breath volume in singing?
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revised How do I improve vibrato and breath volume in singing?
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comment How well does mental practice work for you on different instruments?
It paid off for Prof. Harold Hill in "The Music Man". :-)
Dec
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comment In jazz, can anyone play any song?
Copyright violation is a costly experience. It's good for all artists to be aware of the laws, both to protect themselves and avoid accidentally (or deliberately) violating them. The laws aren't identical around the world, but the ideas are the same.
Dec
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revised How should I practice stretched chords?
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Dec
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comment Really light electric guitar strings and the blues
Piezo will work because they pick up the vibration of the wood top or bridge, but that's an entirely different sound than a metal string inducing a current in a standard pickup.
Dec
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revised Really light electric guitar strings and the blues
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answered Really light electric guitar strings and the blues
Nov
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comment B flat minor - the key of death … seriously?
+1 for elevating SpinalTap to the same level as the other "serious" music.
Nov
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comment Guitar Picking improvement… is forcing EVER good
I agree that speed and accuracy practice is important, it's just not the end-all goal. Of course some people measure perfection by notes/second, and that's fine. The end goal is to accurately reproduce what we hear in our head. That said, music is an attempt to say something; I prefer to say the right thing at the right time. That's just me.
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answered Guitar Picking improvement… is forcing EVER good
Oct
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comment Why do tube-based guitar amplifiers sound so good?
Wikipedia's "Guitar Amplifier" article has a section on the history of guitar amps with a list of artists who deliberately went for distorted sounds.
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revised What are some of the things that influence a player's “tone”?
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revised What are some of the things that influence a player's “tone”?
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comment What is the best setup for high gain and low noise for my amp and effects?
That may be. It's important to think of all the components in the setup as they all affect the noise. I have two compressors, from the same era, both are considered "classic" pedals, and both can add a lot of hiss. Turning up their gain is the problem. They're cheap little designs and good for simple use but not studio quality. If you are using massive amounts of gain or overdrive, which is gain too, you will get noise. A noise gate can only do so much before it starts getting in the way. I'd try a boost inside the guitar to push a hotter signal down the wire.