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Jan
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answered Is the zoom H4n a good option for chamber music?
Jan
3
answered Alternate tunings on a 12 string guitar
Jan
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comment Alternate tunings on a 12 string guitar
Have you tried it by now? I find this a really interesting idea, and would expect it to sound not weird but just very fat, powerchord-ey (provided you use B and F♯ for the second course; a tritone would by tricky indeed...)
Jan
3
answered unable to tune the acoustic guitar
Jan
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comment What key could the progression Dmaj7-Amaj7-A6-Esus4-E be in?
I would heavily lean towards simply calling it A-major, due to the strong dominant effect of the released E suspension (even though it's not directly resolved to A).
Jan
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Jan
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comment Please help - am I holding the guitar correctly?
Don't cross your legs too tightly. Actually, the right foot should almost be on the left knee. That's important for stability and also avoids pins and needles.
Jan
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comment Please help - am I holding the guitar correctly?
BTW, do you really indend to play a E♭/D chord there? Phew, that sounds a bit jarring...
Jan
2
answered Please help - am I holding the guitar correctly?
Jan
2
reviewed Reviewed What is “groove”?
Jan
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comment What is “groove”?
Classical music can have lots of groove. Granted, there is a bit of a tendency to the stiff side, but that's not necessarily the mark of good classical performances. There definitely are lots of tempo variations and microtiming in classical music, much more than in popular music!
Jan
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Jan
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reviewed Reviewed Are there any great open questions in music theory/psychoacoustics?
Jan
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answered Is two singing voices occasionaly being unison “allowed”?
Jan
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comment Better way of playing major Barre chords
@Tim: it depends on the context which of the two 5ths is more important. But if you don't need the high one, you'd better not bother with that awkward A-shape in the first place, but use e.g. a normal index-finger barre over those three strings. An index-barre does fortunately not prevent a proper open hand, because you can roll around the finger (pronation). — The 3rd only clashes with the root and 5th if you render it in 12-edo. In just intonation, everything is a powerchord.
Jan
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comment Are there any specific criteria for notating guitar sheet music particular to the guitar?
No, guitar has no such limitations. Chords with more than 8 notes are completely fine, no problem at all...
Dec
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answered Better way of playing major Barre chords
Dec
22
comment How can I extend the pitch range of the ribbon on a Monotron?
The problem if you try to make it too simple: the monotron's analogue oscillator is highly non-linear and also depends a lot on temperature. So with a mechanical octave switch, most of the time the tuning reference will not be right, you'd need an additional fine-tuner. — If you'd like to avoid hardware hacking, your best bet is likely to play the monotron though a standard guitar pitch shifter / whammy pedal, using that as a range selector.
Dec
21
comment What music notation software allows you to code the notation?
I don't think any of these can really take it up with Lilypond though (which, incidentally, started out as a LaTeX package too, but became standalone when it was determined that music typesetting diverges from standard document typesetting in too many ways for this to be a really practical approach).