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Jun
14
answered Guitar Amplifier (Head versus Combo versus None)
Jun
6
comment Is it really necessary to have your thumb on the back of the guitar neck?
Sometimes, it's considered polite to hold off on accepting an answer until at least 24 hours after you ask a question. No judgement, and Matt's answer is decidedly fine. But this community lives across a lot of time zones and as a matter of courtesy, the lifespan of an un-accepted question should accommodate them all.
May
31
comment Recycling guitar strings
@Matt - and if he was only interested in recycling metal, why bother asking here? Why not just collect them and send or bring them to any metal recycling establishment? I think that the tacit intention was to reuse them as guitar strings, regardless of the use of the word "recycling."
May
28
awarded  Nice Answer
May
27
awarded  Taxonomist
May
27
awarded  Self-Learner
May
27
awarded  Nice Answer
May
27
awarded  Nice Answer
May
27
awarded  Commentator
May
27
awarded  Nice Answer
May
23
comment Guitar tutoring software that listens to your playing?
@Eric Anastas - I have no idea how well it works at all, I've never used this one. But I can tell you that any software is going to have an easier time discerning single notes than chords anyhow!
May
19
comment Guitar tutoring software that listens to your playing?
@skystar - Right. The software can only tell you if you missed a note, not if you've got soul. But "you missed that note" is a form of critique, which is what the question asks for. Obviously no program that listens through a mic can deal with an out of tune guitar - but your tutor won't put up with that either!
May
17
answered Guitar tutoring software that listens to your playing?
May
17
comment Guitar tutoring software that listens to your playing?
@Eric Anastas - Well - that's not impossible, either. You can get a soundhole pickup for practically any guitar. If you're doing classical, that means nylon strings, and that means no magnetic pickups.
May
12
answered Guitar tutoring software that listens to your playing?
May
5
awarded  Student
May
5
comment Rock power chords that sound good together
This is great - these "positional formulae" have been the seeds of zillions of songs! An excellent answer, Faza, I would +1 more if I could!
May
5
comment Does using a capo put you out of tune?
John McLaughlin is credited with saying, "Guitarists spend half their time tuning, and the other half playing out of tune." Tuning your guitar is something you'll have to get used to doing, whether you use a capo or not.
May
3
comment Glossary of Guitar Effects
@InternalConspiracy - I think you're onto something good. I would say that "broad is better than deep" and recommend that we keep the hierarchy to effects-chorus instead of going 3 levels deep.
May
3
answered Glossary of Guitar Effects