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Jan
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comment How do I use my computer as an amp and effects processor
what operating system are you running?
Dec
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awarded  Critic
Dec
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answered Software that slows down music to help in transcribing.
Dec
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answered Name for music that imitates speech
Dec
28
awarded  Custodian
Dec
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reviewed Reviewed how to sample a certain sound on a song?
Dec
28
comment What makes a song a “rock” song?
BTW, the info for the rock-and-roll tag contains a description. See music.stackexchange.com/tags/rock-n-roll/info.
Dec
28
comment What makes a song a “rock” song?
I agree with tomp. While 4/4 time with accents on 2 and 4 is a characteristic of rock music, it also is characteristic of jazz, classical and other genres. In addition to chords (power chords?), instruments (electric guitar, electric bass, drums), you also might consider song structure (32-bar, AABA) as a defining element.
Apr
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accepted How could I create a musical vocabulary based on a group of similar classical pieces?
Apr
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comment How could I create a musical vocabulary based on a group of similar classical pieces?
awesome advice - thanks!
Jul
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comment How could I create a musical vocabulary based on a group of similar classical pieces?
Kyle: Thanks for the answer. I think considering the breadth (and perhaps vagueness) of my question, your answer is pointing me in the right direction. I'll try your suggested approach and maybe come up with some more focused questions as I go along.
Jul
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awarded  Scholar
Jul
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comment Will learning to play another instrument help me to become a better guitarist?
IMHO, sticking with the guitar but playing music from other genres than you're accustomed to might help you become a better guitarist. For example, if you're playing rock and roll most of the time, try playing an entry-level jazz piece or a classical piece. It will challenge your current technique as well as expand your view musically.
Jul
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Jul
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comment Why do minor keys sound “sad”?
Your explanation that "the major key is present by nature in every note that is played. Therefore, it is interpreted as normal behavior, a happy day in our lives..." could easily be rewritten as "the major key is present by nature in every note that is played. Therefore it is interpreted as redundant behavior, a monotonous day in our lives." While I agree with what you're saying regarding the science of sound, I think you are introducing your own cultural biases about consonance/dissonance. Sound is a natural phenomena, music, on the other hand, is man-made.
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asked How could I create a musical vocabulary based on a group of similar classical pieces?
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Jul
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revised What are good beginner books to follow for classical guitar (self study or otherwise) ?
added link to image of noad's television program's instructional workbook
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