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Oct
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revised How to know if it's a mode or scale?
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revised How to know if it's a mode or scale?
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Oct
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comment What is the best setup for high gain and low noise for my amp and effects?
You asked this question previously - "Cannot get rid of pedal / amp noise (Hiss)".
Oct
7
answered What is the best setup for high gain and low noise for my amp and effects?
Oct
7
revised What is the best setup for high gain and low noise for my amp and effects?
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Sep
11
comment Should I focus on scales or chords?
"Scales are just a tool to help you create melodies and to connect chords together as the song progresses."? Music theory teaches us that scales are the basis of chords; Without the scales we don't have tonality or chords. Understanding them both is important. Chords are easier to learn and understand, but you can't understand WHY chords work without scales.
Sep
11
comment Should I focus on scales or chords?
Repeating scales helps build muscle memory, but only practicing simple scales, like pentatonic and blues/rock scales can be limiting once the muscle memory kicks in, because the fingers will want to go places that the chords don't allow (or suggest). Grow into understanding which scales should be used when, and why, and learn to think and hear flexibly, so the scales become the launching platform for improvising, not "riffing".
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Sep
11
comment Should I focus on scales or chords?
+1 for "Dive into music theory". As a guitar player, who started with piano, bounced off trumpet, then stuck with guitar, the theory and technique I learned from playing piano, then built-upon in music theory and composition classes really helped me understand what goes on in music. And that made it immensely easier to learn advanced guitar scales and harmony, which really pays off when learning jazz.
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revised Should I focus on scales or chords?
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revised Should I focus on scales or chords?
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Sep
11
comment How to algorithmically find a chord progression for an infinite arbitrary melody?
A basic music theory class should help with this. Learning how the chords are built, based on scales, quickly gives you the knowledge to figure out which chords work well with a particular note, and when to use a particular one.
Sep
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revised How to algorithmically find a chord progression for an infinite arbitrary melody?
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11
answered Bass guitar amp power socket issues
Aug
2
comment Why do tube-based guitar amplifiers sound so good?
I disagree about the distortion. Even the early pioneers in electric guitar were experimenting with ways to get a more-distorted sound. Listen to Link Wray's "The Rumble". He was deliberately looking for distortion, and even poked holes in the speaker of his amp to get more distortion in the studio. He had compression available to him; Recording studios and radio were taking advantage tube-based compressors. Listen to any Les Paul song from his early albums and compression is all over it.
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revised Why do tube-based guitar amplifiers sound so good?
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May
21
comment Safe remedies for hoarse voice?
Oh. That makes a LOT more sense. :-)
May
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revised Safe remedies for hoarse voice?
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