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In Topic: Speak of a GTu'er

03 June 2007 - 07:15 PM


In Topic: writing melodies

29 May 2007 - 07:19 PM

I've been on my theory professors all year about melodies. So far the only advice is "lots of scale wise motions and not so much with large leaps." Most people are like you can't just hear melodies. No. No I cannot just hear melodies. Oddly enough, though this doesn't help you one bit, I can just hear killer counterpoint to someone else's melody. Killer man. But melodies I haven't the faintest clue.

In Topic: A few simple silly questions...

29 May 2007 - 12:52 PM

Don't sit with a tuner humming out 440hz and tune other strings besides the A. You'll be tuning to the true correct intervals but a guitar is like a piano and is meant to work on mathematically spaced intervals that really aren't quite right, but work in any key. As Ninjato said, use the auto function, it really is the best.

In Topic: quick question

29 May 2007 - 12:46 PM

Alternately you can have Doug at Backline do a setup on that axe. I'm telling you, the guy knows his ######. In any case, what he told me is in a well cared for guitar, you get the action fairly low (like my Ibanez is, though how low it is I don't know in mm but I know the look) and then the trussrod adjustment will make sure everything plays kosher. After that you can bring your pickups closer to the strings than normal factory setups (bigger meaner tone) and adjust intonation after that. Took me an hour to do all that but it takes him about 5 minutes.

In Topic: Read Standard Music or TABS?

21 May 2007 - 06:17 PM

QUOTE (Lucretia @ May 20 2007, 04:28 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE (lightgreen @ May 20 2007, 04:58 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I used to use a lot of tabs, but lately they're hard to come by, so I've been trying to work things out by ear.

Erm...I have a question. How do you know which register to play a certain note at when reading standard music?

You just remember where the notes are. Like on guitar music (specifically for guitar) E way below the staff (treble clef) is the bottom E string, and E in the 4th space is the top E string. Read for piano those same pitches are E below the staff in bass clef, and E just above middle C in treble clef. Guitar sounds an octave lower than written.

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