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by jstar
April 19th, 2004, 7:36 pm
Forum: Guitar and Music Theory
Topic: Notation
Replies: 4
Views: 1472

Re: Notation

Alex, I play something similar to what I think you are referring to in a lot of the blues stuff I do on piano.  I usually call it a roll, but the book I have in front of me calls it a tremelo.  It has the two notes stacked on top of each other for the desired value (in this case a half note. sorry c...
by jstar
April 19th, 2004, 7:27 pm
Forum: Guitar and Music Theory
Topic: Name of something
Replies: 6
Views: 1667

Re: Name of something

Sounds like 101 of the piano exercises I have done over the years.     ;D  Always makes a nice addition though.  An especially cool way to play through a scale and not sound totally stepwise.  

by jstar
April 19th, 2004, 7:14 pm
Forum: Guitar and Music Theory
Topic: Noteboat's theory book
Replies: 10
Views: 3158

Re: Noteboat's theory book

I just ordered mine!    ;D  I can't wait to read it.  I know a whole lot of this stuff already, but I'm always looking for new ways to see it and to teach it.  Reading some of Noteboat's posts convinced me I had to have a looksee.
 8)


by jstar
April 19th, 2004, 7:05 pm
Forum: Guitar and Music Theory
Topic: I just don't get it.... help
Replies: 53
Views: 8271

Re: I just don't get it.... help

Alex, I wasn't disagreeing with the earlier discussion as I quite agree.   I was just adding a practical note on how to use all this (scales/modes) when it comes to improvising, since this is where most people get hung up.  Obviously, I wasn't worried about staying modal here.  I figured that was se...
by jstar
April 18th, 2004, 1:31 pm
Forum: Guitar and Music Theory
Topic: I just don't get it.... help
Replies: 53
Views: 8271

Re: I just don't get it.... help

Wow!   8)  I just want to say this is the coolest, most interesting thread I think I've ever read.  I was just looking for something to read during my ten minute tea break before practicing, but I've been glued here for quite a while. It's great to hear people bantering this stuff around.  It really...
by jstar
April 12th, 2004, 10:48 am
Forum: Live Sound
Topic: Solidstate?
Replies: 12
Views: 2416

Re: Solidstate?

Yes, but you have to figure out  if you are a programmer or a turn-the-knob kind of player.  Eventually, I figured out I was the latter and that's why I prefer the Flextones line the more advanced programmy bethren.
by jstar
April 10th, 2004, 3:52 pm
Forum: Live Sound
Topic: Solidstate?
Replies: 12
Views: 2416

Re: Solidstate?

Oh yes, for those needing a low price tag, Line 6 recently came out with the Spider II.

Here's the link:
http://www.line6.com/spiderII/home.html

Click on it to hear the array of sounds and effects.  Find something else that matches it for only $300 if you can?
by jstar
April 10th, 2004, 3:23 pm
Forum: Live Sound
Topic: Heavy on a Strat?
Replies: 14
Views: 2396

Re: Heavy on a Strat?

You will get more meat out of a strat if you boost the mid knob on your amp.  I do that for all my students who come in with their squiers and it instantly thickens up their thin sound.  Give it a try.
by jstar
April 10th, 2004, 3:20 pm
Forum: Live Sound
Topic: Solidstate?
Replies: 12
Views: 2416

Re: Solidstate?

I'm sorry to disagree with forrok, but I had three Rivera tube amps (one M-60 and two R5512's) that all needed constant attention.  Yes, I've heard from dozens of people that they've never had any trouble with their tubes and never even changed them in years.  They just look at me and shake their he...
by jstar
April 9th, 2004, 1:41 pm
Forum: Guitar Repair and Maintenance
Topic: QUESTION ABOUT MY STRAT
Replies: 7
Views: 2636

Re: QUESTION ABOUT MY STRAT

The first thing you should do for a good setup is put a fresh pack of strings on.  Since you'll need to do it anyway, (and by now, you've probably worn out the ones that came with the guitar), go ahead and spend the $5 and find out  if it's the guitar or the strings.   If its still buzzes, then you ...
by jstar
April 9th, 2004, 1:31 pm
Forum: Guitar Repair and Maintenance
Topic: customizing guitar
Replies: 5
Views: 2632

Re: customizing guitar

I have a blue Yamaha Pacifica 521 ( not one of those intro 112's) that I put Fender Lace pickups on - blue/gold HB at neck, Silver SC at middle, and gold/gold HB at bridge.  I replaced all the hardwear with black and put on black Sperzel locking tuners (required a bit of drilling).  Painting a green...
by jstar
April 9th, 2004, 1:18 pm
Forum: Guitar Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Guitar set up
Replies: 11
Views: 4446

Re: Guitar set up

Pup, For acoustics, you can still adjust the truss rod to fine tune your string action/height.  Even if you keep them under ideal conditions -- proper humidity and proper temperature, acoustics need this kind of adjustment every so often.  You will especially have to do so if you choose to change st...
by jstar
April 9th, 2004, 12:46 pm
Forum: Reviews of Instructional Material, CDs and Shows
Topic: Perfect Pitch
Replies: 5
Views: 3258

Re: Perfect Pitch

If this is indeed the course I'm thinking of, I ordered it years ago back when it was on cassette.  I didn't get very far  :( , even though I did all of the exercises on the first tape or two, including playing middle C on the piano every day and singing it, and then walking by in the middle of the ...
by jstar
April 4th, 2004, 11:46 am
Forum: Guitar Noise Lessons
Topic: Augmented Diminished Dementia (Discussion)
Replies: 3
Views: 3194

Re: AUGMENTED DIMINISHED DEMENTIA

First, yes, it should be 1 b3 b5 b7   :-[ for the half diminished/m7b5 chord.  Unfortunately, I hit reset by accident instead of preview just as I had finished writing it originally and retyped it as fast as I could before I forgot what I said, so I inadvertantly wrote this wrong the second time thr...
by jstar
April 4th, 2004, 5:36 am
Forum: Guitar Noise Lessons
Topic: Augmented Diminished Dementia (Discussion)
Replies: 3
Views: 3194

Augmented Diminished Dementia (Discussion)

First, Dave, I would like to say that I enjoyed your article, especially the voice leading on how to use the augs and dims as transition chords. Sorry, Dave, but a diminished triad is not a half diminished. It is just a diminished triad no matter how many times you stack up the notes. A "half" dimin...