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Guitar for a patient with a spinal injury

I wanted to add this alternative invented by a music teacher in Sweden to help students with disabilities be able to play the guitar. Depending on the way the lever is pressed (left/right/upright) ...
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Guitar for a patient with a spinal injury

In my teens, my best friend suffered a gunshot injury at C5C6. He had virtually no finger control. But he figured out a way to play with the guitar in his lap like a slide guitar. He would barre open ...
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How should I indicate variable capo position in a score?

The key that a piece of music is performed in is often determined by the singer — their part being the most important, and the best part of their range often the least flexible. The rest of the ...
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Guitar for a patient with a spinal injury

Slide guitar Blues musicians have played slide guitar since the birth of the genre, and it's also a major part of the sound of country music. It's also often used in rock. Playing with a slide ...
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Lilypond: barre marker for single note values

Two possibilities: You may either use << >> or \after to shift the end of the spanner a bit further, or you could use a different kind of grob for this. You are using a spanner, which is ...
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Multiple voices in Lilypond: stem directions, beams, and merged noteheads

If you have 50 similar bars, I would definitely separate each voice into its own variable. The usual way to go about this is making a variable that contains the things that you want to have in each ...
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In terms of sound, what are the advantages of a steel or nylon string?

The answer to your question is Yes, you should keep it like that else you risk damaging your guitar. As others stated, the three brass strings are nylon cores wound in brass (or other metal). If you ...
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DADDAD chord progression on guitar

Two time tested ways. One is the obvious V>I, as in A(7)>D(m9). The other would be to use the tritone substitution of the A7, which would be E♭7.
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Lilypond: barre marker for single note values

I ended up using the method suggested in Lazy's answer, namely using an ottava bracket, and I combined it with a few elements from this code snippet in the Lilypond documentation. In this way I can ...
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Uncommon Guitar Tab Notation

The notation is a bit complicated right there. The transcription might be overly detailed for this note, but we can piece it together. The 3 means to fret with your left hand at the third fret on the ...
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How do I start learning to play ragtime on the guitar?

This is a generalized answer but it should at least give you an idea of what’s ahead for you. Ragtime is played fingerstyle, like folk, country and bluegrass mostly is. In some ways it is more similar ...
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How should I indicate variable capo position in a score?

Use of capo varies between putting it on a certain fret because the player knows exactly why it has to go there - and which chord shapes will have to be used consequently, and 'I put it there because ...
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Does changing acoustic guitar strings require a re-setup?

Even though the gauges are close they are not identical. There also will likely be variances in string tension between two sets that are the same brand but different types because of materials, type ...
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why does G major sound so good on the key of C minor and why does it transition so well into another verse?

Using the diatonic notes of key Cm will, if the natural minor notes are used, make Gm the triad on note G. However, using the notes of the harmonic minor, the G chord will be G major. That means there'...
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why does G major sound so good on the key of C minor and why does it transition so well into another verse?

sounded even better than G minor specially for transitioning passages That's because G7 is the dominant chord to C minor. It's probably the most common lead in that there is. I think about 62% of all ...
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Drilling in guitar tops

No. The problem with a top too thick is that it is too stiff and too heavy to properly vibrate, especially at lower frequencies that have higher amplitude. So the sound will be small and tinny. ...
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Fingertip care for guitarists

There are lots of good or bad things to do. Using a pick especially on bass is good. I play with a pick for a different sound, style and to give my fingers a rest, or when they are sore. Any pick from ...
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In terms of sound, what are the advantages of a steel or nylon string?

Neither steel nor nylon strings on their own produce very much sound at all, even when stretched and plucked. A vibrating string of any material just doesn't couple with enough air for the sound of it ...
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Does changing acoustic guitar strings require a re-setup?

I doubt whether even the most discerning player will notice the difference in feel between the two sets. The sound may be very, very slightly different, but that will mainly be due to new strings ...
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why does G major sound so good on the key of C minor and why does it transition so well into another verse?

The G major chord is the dominant chord of the key of C minor. The dominant chord is one of the primary harmonies of any key. It makes perfect sense that chord sounds good an transitions well. It's ...
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Guitar for a patient with a spinal injury

There are breath controllers out there used for adaptive situations. https://www.jamboxx.com/ and https://mybreathmymusic.com/en/ may point you to some resources (disclaimer, I helped out with the ...
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Guitar for a patient with a spinal injury

Folks have mentioned using a slide on a regular guitar. There is also lap steel (or if they really take to it, pedal steel). This and other suggestions will be all about having fun playing with ...
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Why do guitarists put tape on their amplifiers?

Tape is also used to tame the harsh "ice-pick" high frequencies that can come out of the center of the cone - SRV used duct tape for this. And Weber makes $20 Beam Blockers for this.
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