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Guide by the Perplexed — Restatement

Here we restate and complement our OO schemes as follows: Octave-of-Following (OOF) *E-string-1 at Fret-0 is an E-note with OOF state re E-string-6 E-string-1 at Fret-7 is a B-note with OOF state re B-string-2 B-string-2 at Fret-8 is a G-note … Continue reading

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Guide by the Perplexed — Denial

I did not err in an earlier post; the post simply misspoke itself. Derived Octave-of-Following (DOOF) state was announced as coming next. The post should have intended to say: “Octave-of-Preceding (OOP) state — coming next.” Octave-of-Preceding (OOP) state is the … Continue reading

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Guide by the Perplexed

Octave-of-Following (OOF) state is the state in which a fretted note is the octave of the following open string. This is true: E-string-1 at Fret-7 is a B-note with OOF state re B-string-2 *B-string-2 at Fret-8 is a G-note with … Continue reading

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Guide by the Perplexed

The Poet sat in a dive on 52nd Street “uncertain and afraid.” I sit in a shed on 3rd Street where I, too, watch “the clever dreams expire of a low, dishonest decade.” The manic hubbub of tear-it-downers and bust-it-uppers … Continue reading

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Bastard File

I went shopping online for a metal file with which to increase the gap of the hook on the support strap I use for my classical guitar. The hook engages with the sound hole of the instrument, and is too … Continue reading

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Fretwork: Positions

(1) Positions refer to the left hand (on a right-handed guitarist). The left hand is the hand that fingers notes and chords on the fretboard. (2) The following is from Wikipedia: In the left hand, each finger is responsible for … Continue reading

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Fretwork: Guitar String Numbering

(1) Conventional numbering for guitar strings is from high to low. In standard tuning the strings are numbered: E = 1 B = 2 G = 3 D = 4 A = 5 E = 6 (2) Guitar tuning, on … Continue reading

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Fretwork

I’ve been introduced by a friend to two good bands. One is the Wave Pictures from Wymeswold, England near Loughborough in Leicestershire. For persons unfamiliar with Anglo-Celtic phonetic toponymy, Wymeswold is pronounced Maudlin, Loughborough is pronounced Chumley, and Leicestershire is pronounced Leicestershire. … Continue reading

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Study suggests wood type has little effect on guitars’ sound

According to many musicians, in order to have the best sound possible, an acoustic guitar has to be made from the “right” type of wood. Unfortunately, such wood often comes from endangered, unsustainably-harvested trees. A new study, however, suggests that … Continue reading

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