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by dsparling
July 19th, 2007, 4:46 pm
Forum: In The Studio
Topic: Mastering software
Replies: 6
Views: 2330

I was mixing on a friends new HD rig today - he had iZotope. Very nice...
by dsparling
May 31st, 2007, 4:26 am
Forum: Slide and Alternate tunings
Topic: Alternate tuning for mandolin?
Replies: 3
Views: 3368

I switch between standard (GDAE) and GDAD, which is a fairly common tuning used by Irish players.
by dsparling
May 26th, 2007, 7:56 pm
Forum: In The Studio
Topic: Mic Recommendations?
Replies: 24
Views: 5181

At home, I use one of two different mics depending on the situation: an SM57 or a Rode NT1. I've gotten those two mics to sound pretty decent, and actually prefer the SM57 in some ways for some acoustic instruments. When I use someone else's studio, then I usually use nicer condensers and pres. But ...
by dsparling
May 21st, 2007, 4:54 am
Forum: Guitar Noise Lessons
Topic: Children's Music: Lullabies and Nursery Rhymes
Replies: 5
Views: 3731

Glad you enjoyed them - I've got many, many more. These are real-world tested tunes with the kids... I'm sure David will get the mp3s posted, but I can put them up somewhere as well. My acoustic was in the shop when I recorded the tunes, so I did them on an electric, so the sound quality isn't as go...
by dsparling
April 28th, 2007, 4:16 pm
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Fancy a Flautist?
Replies: 10
Views: 1709

A few years ago I was working on a flute/guitar arrangement, and I bought the book "Flute And Guitar Duets For Any Occasion" as a "research" item...it's on Amazon and SheetMusicPlus, though I can't recall much about the book itself.
by dsparling
December 22nd, 2006, 2:34 pm
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: Sussex Carol
Replies: 6
Views: 1190

Dylan6776 wrote:I completely agree Doug - it will be well worth it when (if!) I get it down. You're a massive inspiration to me, and I love all your arrangements. Just wished you lived near me so I could have personal lessons :D :D :D
Hey, wow, thanks. That would get you a least dozen free lessons :)
by dsparling
December 22nd, 2006, 7:55 am
Forum: Guitar and Music Theory
Topic: C7?
Replies: 20
Views: 5455

Well that's opened a can of worms, Doug Just as we had got Chris used to the idea that, in practice, most chords don't need a 5th, you've let slip that they don't actually need a root either. :lol: [snip] I supposed it could be argued that technically, without a root, it's not really a seventh chor...
by dsparling
December 22nd, 2006, 6:22 am
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: What Chords Do I Have?
Replies: 52
Views: 4168

Now that the term SUS has been coined, albeit inappropriately, keyboard player's do use the terms SUS and SUS 4. As NoteBoat pointed out, artists such as Keith Emerson used them. I suspect it's more widespread among pop/ rock musicians than among classical pianists, many of whom haven't a clue what...
by dsparling
December 22nd, 2006, 6:09 am
Forum: Guitar and Music Theory
Topic: C7?
Replies: 20
Views: 5455

There are a few three-note movable chord shapes a la Freddie Green (Count Basie), each with only the root, third, and seventh. I originally learned these from the guitar instrutor at a Stan Kenton jazz camp many years ago, but they're also in the Berklee books, and I'm sure other jazz methods...here...
by dsparling
December 21st, 2006, 5:57 pm
Forum: Guitar and Music Theory
Topic: C7?
Replies: 20
Views: 5455

I assume you meant X32310 instead of X323010 The G is the 5th, which is often left out as it doesn't affect the tonality of a major or minor chord (obviously it would if you have a diminished or augmented chord) - you need the 3rd as it determines whether you have a major or minor chord, and the 7th...
by dsparling
December 18th, 2006, 6:54 am
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: Sussex Carol
Replies: 6
Views: 1190

Hey - nice way to start my morning to come across this thread :)

Dylan - BTW, I had a heck of time playing my own arrangement of the Huron Carol - but it's worth it :)
by dsparling
December 5th, 2006, 4:34 pm
Forum: Guitar and Music Theory
Topic: 9 and Add9
Replies: 50
Views: 13792

Another note - my version of Finale (2003) won't accept something like Dsus2 by default, but will accept D2, so that's what I use when I write my own charts. I've come to accept D2 and Dsus2 as the same thing...
by dsparling
December 4th, 2006, 2:56 pm
Forum: Guitar and Music Theory
Topic: 9 and Add9
Replies: 50
Views: 13792

C2 vs Csus2 vs Cadd2/9 is widely debated for sure... To put another take on it, I've generally seen C2 as meaning something different from Cadd2/add9 (mostly in praise and worship charts, since that's about the only place I use commercial arrangements). I've seen x35535 (CGCDG) written both as C2 an...
by dsparling
December 4th, 2006, 2:55 pm
Forum: Guitar and Music Theory
Topic: 9 and Add9
Replies: 50
Views: 13792

C2 vs Csus2 vs Cadd2/9 is widely debated for sure... To put another take on it, I've generally seen C2 as meaning something different from Cadd2/add9 (mostly in praise and worship charts, since that's about the only place I use commercial arrangements). I've seen x35535 (CGCDG) written both as C2 an...
by dsparling
November 18th, 2006, 5:00 pm
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: It's getting kind of close to Christmas so...
Replies: 8
Views: 1556

thanks guys. I'll try some of those out. That version of away in a manger is different that the version I was thinking of. I'm familiar with that one too but the one I was thinking of must be in a different key or something. Thanks, though. There are two versions melody wise...the one I posted is b...