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How do I find the third of the chord?
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A chord is typically defined by intervals of thirds, minor or major. Intervals are the distance between two notes - if a note is three half steps apart, it is a minor third. If it is four, it is a ...

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How to improvise a walking bass line
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When I'm composing a walking bass line, I think there are a few goals to complete, depending on how well I can play the tune or the progression. Play simple chord tones, maybe 1-3-5-3 or 1-3-5-7 ...

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What use is knowing how many sharps or flats a key signature has?
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For me personally, I play bass guitar. Sight reading with guitar and bass (and other similar stringed instruments) can be really tricky because we have so many places on the instrument to play the ...

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What are the differences between blues and jazz walking bass?
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Just to add to these answers, a blues walking bass line tends to me much more repetitive and pattern oriented. They're much more likely to play the same major pentatonic pattern over the progression ...

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What is this guitar trick of partially touching the strings called?
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These are called Guitar Harmonics. Different areas on the strings of a guitar (and bass guitar) have overtones. Its the same places on each string too, including Halfway from the nut to the bridge, ...

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When is a note b5 and when #11?
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I would say that your answer is actually correct and the book is wrong in this case, and let me tell you why. It seems likely that this is a very modern book and that if they would say it is a #11, ...

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What most drives the perceived pitch of a chord
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I would definitely say that the most important notes in the chord in this regard are the first and last note, but the bass note more likely will have the most power within the context of a song. I ...

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Difficulty tuning with strobe tuner
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Yes, strobe tuners are very precise and can give you a lot of trouble until you get used to it. As far as the bass goes, try tuning it from the 12th fret E, or use the E harmonic. Sometimes tuners ...

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Is it ok to release a demo EP with average quality on Spotify?
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Think about what you want with your band. Are you looking to go and tour the world? Are you looking to play local clubs while you're all working? Something in between? Next, consider how important ...

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Getting the right sound from a left-hand percussive when playing slap bass
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Here is a possible problem... you say you have the bass ...with the action set as low as I can without buzzing. When slapping, the strings have to hit the fretboard. If they're right next to the ...

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Changing Technique and Style in Music
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Something that I think is really underrated is simply listening. If you listen closely, and its something you really love, you'll definitely pick up some of their licks and other ideas to add into ...

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Techniques for remembering a pitch without reference
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I had to learn Bach's Minuet for a piano class. I played it so much that I remember the D I started on every time. I also have a small vocal part in a song that I had to practice getting perfectly ...

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Practice before a gig - bored of material
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Something a friend told me to do to help me just get pumped on stage is to plan some moves out for just your first song... jump here, guitar flip here (hehe), etc. This helps you get used to moving ...

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Right hand wrist & forearm soreness
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If you're experiencing pain after just starting, that's probably normal. Be sure not to push yourself too hard to really cause long term damage. I play bass guitar and I had some times where my left ...

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What way am I supposed to practice/learn scales?
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The way I memorized modes and scales was playing some jazz. I would analyze the piece and think about which scales could sound good over each chord. Playing at a slow tempo, very slow usually, I'd go ...

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Why is a minor 3rd consonant but an augmented 2nd dissonant?
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One reason is that if you're specifying an augmented 2, its probably because you have an augmented second and a major third in the chord. These notes are only a half step apart, and that is very ...

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How to choose a key signature for a song that modulates often?
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In this case, as someone who sight reads jazz, I would definitely agree to start with the first key and write key changes within the song, unless it's very often. there are certainly some songs that ...

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Can I use bass pick as guitar pick?
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There are sooooo many different picks to choose from and every thickness and size will make a different sound. For me, I play bass and I prefer sharp guitar picks: for some reason these are the most ...

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Problem while learning guitar
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I found that an electric guitar is much easier to play for me as the action (distance between strings and fretboard) is much lower and allows my small fingers to move around more efficiently and ...

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