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by NoteBoat
January 3rd, 2015, 4:44 pm
Forum: Guitar Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Intonation question
Replies: 3
Views: 1694

Re: Intonation question

I think you're on track with lowering the nut. But lemme get into a some detail, because even if you know this stuff it might help somebody else... The pitch of an "ideal string" is determined by three factors: length, tension, and mass. Your scale length is fixed by the nut and the bridge, and the ...
by NoteBoat
December 21st, 2014, 6:01 pm
Forum: Guitar Repair and Maintenance
Topic: "Half-broken" guitar jack
Replies: 1
Views: 1057

Re: "Half-broken" guitar jack

If the wires to the input jack are intact, you're losing contact between your cord and the input. When you open the jack you'll see a piece of metal with a C-shape bend in it near the tip - that's what makes contact with the end of your cord. Using your thumb, bend it a little (towards the center of...
by NoteBoat
December 19th, 2014, 7:37 am
Forum: Guitar Noise Songwriting Club
Topic: effect of music teory on modern music
Replies: 3
Views: 3307

Re: effect of music teory on modern music

Music theory is a pretty broad field. You can break it down into smaller elements, each of which has its own uses. Basic music theory (also called the rudiments of theory) gives you a grammar to work from, a way to communicate with other musicians. Knowing what notes make up a given scale, or how to...
by NoteBoat
December 9th, 2014, 4:39 am
Forum: Guitar and Music Theory
Topic: Basic Mode question
Replies: 10
Views: 8553

Re: Basic Mode question

It's not technically wrong - and from a practical standpoint, it's a good solution. You're right that the chords dictate C minor as "home". It's actually the term "key" that's causing your confusion. When musicians throw around the word "key" they can mean a few different things. Alan is using it in...
by NoteBoat
October 5th, 2014, 4:56 am
Forum: Guitar Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Weird truss rod
Replies: 1
Views: 1235

Re: Weird truss rod

I can't really see what you mean "like the bottom of a screw". Most Washburn Lyon guitars use a 3/16" hex key
by NoteBoat
September 27th, 2014, 2:29 pm
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Can it be a Mental Thing?
Replies: 18
Views: 9016

Re: Can it be a Mental Thing?

I firmly believe that music is a language. Can anyone learn to speak a new language? Yes, at least a bit. Can everyone become eloquent? No. Learning anything - not just music - is really about problem solving. And solving a problem starts with making sure you're asking the right question. You say yo...
by NoteBoat
September 18th, 2014, 2:12 am
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: Authentic sheet or tabs
Replies: 9
Views: 3879

Re: Authentic sheet or tabs

With standard notation, not only can you communicate with your sax player and keyboard player, but you can play with musicians that don't even speak a verbal language you understand. I've done this with Hispanic people - their command of English was no better than my command of Spanish That might d...
by NoteBoat
September 13th, 2014, 3:36 pm
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: Authentic sheet or tabs
Replies: 9
Views: 3879

Re: Authentic sheet or tabs

Learn both. Tab is ubiquitous, because you can type it - writing standard notation takes specialized software... although some is available free, really good programs that will allow you to create different ensembles and write for multiple instruments is pricy. The software I use I've invested over ...
by NoteBoat
August 9th, 2014, 4:17 pm
Forum: Guitar and Music Theory
Topic: Basic Mode question
Replies: 10
Views: 8553

Re: Basic Mode question

Yes
by NoteBoat
August 9th, 2014, 4:16 pm
Forum: Guitar and Music Theory
Topic: Modes...
Replies: 4
Views: 3827

Re: Modes...

You can think about music however you'd like. The question is: if you change your thinking, can a listener tell? If not, the construct is really all in your head, isn't it? If you're playing in C major, you're using the notes of the C major scale. If you decide to change to G mixolydian, you're stil...
by NoteBoat
August 2nd, 2014, 1:50 pm
Forum: Guitar and Music Theory
Topic: Beginner Question
Replies: 3
Views: 3576

Re: Beginner Question

Thinking that way overcomplicates things. It's true that some guitarists love to do that, but it's not necessary at all. If you're in C major you are in C major. You do not switch to a different "related" mode over some part of the song. You might think you're doing it, but there's NO effect. You're...
by NoteBoat
July 31st, 2014, 5:35 am
Forum: Guitar and Music Theory
Topic: Modes...
Replies: 4
Views: 3827

Re: Modes...

In a jamming scenario, if I'm playing in G and use the example they've given me, surely I'd sound wrong because I'm actually playing in D. Not exactly. You're using the same notes as the D scale, but your keynote is still G. Think of it as the G major scale with a #4. How you'll sound depends on th...
by NoteBoat
July 27th, 2014, 2:26 am
Forum: Guitar and Music Theory
Topic: Please explain!
Replies: 2
Views: 2420

Re: Please explain!

"Key" can mean several different things. 1. It can mean the set of sharps or flats that are used (the "key signature"). There are 12 pitches in an octave, but because some can be written in more than one way, there are 15 different key signatures. All sharp key signatures have an F# in them. All key...
by NoteBoat
June 29th, 2014, 10:07 am
Forum: News
Topic: New digs
Replies: 4
Views: 5311

Re: New digs

I just added some pictures to our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/MidwestMusicAcademy
by NoteBoat
June 27th, 2014, 4:01 am
Forum: Guitar and Music Theory
Topic: What interval is this?
Replies: 4
Views: 2905

Re: What interval is this?

It depends on why you need to name the interval. If you want to construct a chord, yes - it's probably an 11th. That's because chords are constructed by stacking thirds, so chord tones end up being odd numbers (with two exceptions: 4 if you're making a suspended chord, and 6 if you have no 7th). If ...