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reviewed Close Different guitar chord voicings
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reviewed Close Midi / notes for Your Secret's Safe
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comment Audio Interface and Guitar
Really, no proper monitoring control? That badly sucks. This feature might still be built in, but only accessible through some obscure OS device settings. Possibly it's not controllable under Windows at all... have you tried it in Linux? That generally works better for devices which don't have proper ASIO drivers.
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comment Which notes are bass line, versus melody line, in a rock song?
Also, in rock (especially harder subgenres) you'll quite often find bass and guitars playing the same riff, uni sono.
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comment How to remove reverb from a recording of a voice?
Actually this trick is equivalent to a downwards expander. Can be quite useful, but really there's only so much this can do to remove reverb without completely severing the signal.
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reviewed Close Websites or software for ear training
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comment Which category of music theory would the topic of “which scales to play over which chords” fall into?
“Inverse harmonisation”?
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reviewed Reject Why is the double bass the only instrument in the violin family tuned in fourths?
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comment Why is the double bass the only instrument in the violin family tuned in fourths?
Good answer, though I wouldn't say fourths tuning is necessarily ideal “for any instrument expected to play bass notes”. Cello is used a lot for bass lines too and it works just fine in fifths-tuning, because the scale is shorter and you need much less force than on double-bass. I'm pretty sure fifths tuning would work well on electric bass too – only, it wouldn't really have much advantage over fourths either; habit (electric bassists are rather more likely to also play guitar or double-bass) has established the fourths tuning.
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answered Hammer on question
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comment Why is the double bass the only instrument in the violin family tuned in fourths?
Well I don't play upright bass so I can't really judge, but to me it sounds like you might as well say “you press with the ring finger, the pinky just supports and defines the exact spot”. Anyway, my point was that the pinky is never used on its own, certainly not stretched out away from the ring finger. Isn't this more or less true?
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comment Would adding delay after the loadbox make it the same as if adding it in the effects loop?
@JBeurer: definitely; this kind of sound works best with digital delay & reverb after all nonlinear stages. Chorus/flanger can go in FX loop if you want.
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comment Why is the double bass the only instrument in the violin family tuned in fourths?
I thought Simandl's method always grouped the pinky together with the ring finger?
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answered Why is the double bass the only instrument in the violin family tuned in fourths?
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comment Would adding delay after the loadbox make it the same as if adding it in the effects loop?
What you're saying is right, but I think for different reasons. Putting a given delay before the cabinet does not in itself make the delay sound grittier, only 1. when multiple delay-voices mix before an all-tube amp's power stage, you get intermodulation. A bit of that usually sounds quite good (unlike preamp/distortion intermodulation, which makes full chords sound so muddy in distorted settings). 2. the tape machines of Hendrix' time were much more lo-fi than newer studio delays 3. when using FX sends, you can get delay with much broader stereo than anything before the amp.