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Feb
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awarded  Nice Answer
Feb
28
comment Thumb position when soloing (or performing scales) on electric guitar
As much a classical-technique snob I am, I still have to agree with this: bends on the upper two strings work much better if the thumb hooks around the neck.
Feb
26
comment Is there another way to go through keys instead of 4ths or 5ths?
You're right of course.
Feb
26
revised Is there another way to go through keys instead of 4ths or 5ths?
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Feb
26
answered Is there another way to go through keys instead of 4ths or 5ths?
Feb
25
revised Why acoustic-guitar often use direct output instead of amp miking while on-stage?
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Feb
24
comment Would piano or accordion be easier for me as a guitarist?
Regarding music theory, I could never see why keyboard instruments would be any more useful for this than guitars. Sure, you can perform more independent voices on organ than on string instruments, but that's not really necessary for theoretical understanding. IMO, theory benefits greatly from seeing the symmetries in harmonic relations, and the standard keyboard layout rather obscures this.
Feb
24
comment Would piano or accordion be easier for me as a guitarist?
There are now also electronic accordions available (e.g. Roland V-Accordion). Not as cheap as electron pianos, though.
Feb
22
reviewed Close Connect DDJ-SB2 to my speakers
Feb
20
comment What is the difference between the Circle of Fifths and the Camelot Wheel?
Right... let's not go there, it's a silly place!
Feb
20
comment Playing guitar with two identical strings
I would just take the opportunity to experiment with an alternative tuning: two strings tuned to the same pitch can actually give interesting voicings. Don't bother with translating tabs for this though (I'd say, generally don't focus too much on tabs). Just try & error. You may not be able to play the same stuff as on a standard guitar, but that's actually what could be so interesting about this: explore new territory!
Feb
19
comment How do you control hum without humbuckers?
@topomorto: well right – thinking about it, I suppose it is actually possible for your body to become an antenna and increase interference. What happens is, you're in the near field, but wave decay still depends on geometric factors. In particular, a device like switching power supply will have a pretty fast-decaying quadrupole field, unless you remove the symmetry by placing your hand on it.
Feb
19
comment How do you control hum without humbuckers?
Your body doesn't “pick up and retransmit hum from the environment”. This can happen in the HF domain (e.g. you can increase the range of a car key by holding it to your head), but audio-freq EM fields have far too long wavelengths. The effect you're talking about is the opposite: your grounded body can shield existing fields. But that really is just testimony to the bad job most guitar manufactors do at internally shielding their instruments. (Also: the body can only shield electric fields, not magnetic ones. So it's pretty useless against the specific hum single coils pick up so much.)
Feb
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Feb
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comment Is it feasible to modify a combo-amp so the line-out doesn't silence the speaker?
@Tetsujin: theoretically, but the internal input to the power amp is probably so high-impedance that this doesn't matter.
Feb
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Jan
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Jan
26
comment Do capable harmony singers sing in just intonation or tempered tuning?
I disagree with this answer, but your argumentation is reasonable. In particular, when someone always practises by singing along with auto-tuned recordings, it does seem plausible that they'll end up "fixing" those 12-edo intervals in their vocal chords. However I don't think this has been happening previously. The reason: singers generally don't perform unison with a 12-edo instrument. Rather, the 12-edo instruments will just lay down chords or perhaps counterpoint. But the best way to intonate to a 12-edo major chord does not necessarily use the frequency of the major third in that chord.