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Recommended exercises in preparation for Bach Partita in d minor

Violinists of mefi, can you suggest any etudes, scale studies, or other exercises that you have found helpful in preparation for playing the d minor partita? Thanks [more inside]
posted by vaguelyweird on May 1, 2016 - 6 answers

Your weight and fortune, 25 cents

I can't have a scale in my home, I don't have one at the gym, and it's not feasible to drop by my doctor's office. But once in a while I'd like to know my weight. Where in NYC is there a coin-op weight-and-fortune machine? (I used to go to the Musée Mécanique for this.) It's best if it's a minor hassle to travel to, so I'll consider all NYC locations.
posted by blnkfrnk on Jan 29, 2016 - 14 answers

Why does this sound like it does? (Guitar and music theory question)

Why is it that when staying in the same key, when the backing band / bass changes in some way, the notes that "feel right" on the guitar change? (Lots more inside) [more inside]
posted by Bugbread on Nov 13, 2015 - 11 answers

Accuracy of Fitbit Aria below 9kg?

I need to find a wireless connected scale to measure objects, none of them very heavy. The scale needs to have an API with which to retrieve the weight readings. For various reasons, including system compatibility and short timescales, I'd prefer to use the Fitbit Aria if at all possible. However, it looks like the minimum weight for accurate readings is 9kg. Can anyone tell me anything about how accurate the Fitbit Aria is *in practice* for weighing items lighter than this?
posted by tel3path on Mar 21, 2015 - 10 answers

Does this desktop fretboard mapping software exist?

I love Guitar Toolkit on my iPhone. Specifically, the scale and chord features. I want the same functionality on my desktop monitor so I can see more than 5 frets at a time. [more inside]
posted by usonian on Nov 15, 2014 - 5 answers

Bad rhythm guitarist wants to take the lead.

I am reasonably competent at playing guitar chords. I prefer to strum them with my fingers/nails, but can use a plectrum as a blunt instrument. I seem unable to get the right hand coordination together to do any single notes/scales/tabs. Can mefi guitarists suggest exercises that might help me? It needs to start at real remedial beginner level.
posted by bystander on May 13, 2014 - 8 answers

Guitar help for the aimless picker

Give me songs to play my guitar to [more inside]
posted by fishmasta on Oct 11, 2013 - 10 answers

Where to find 'scales of justice'

Where can I buy balance scales similar to the "scales of justice" in Australia (preferably online)? [more inside]
posted by nextian_geometry on Jun 14, 2012 - 9 answers

improvising 101

I've finally managed to attend a jazz class. Our first homework is to search for the available melodic options over the chord changes of an F blues (ie over each chord). Could you provide me with an annotated roadmap ?
posted by nicolin on Sep 27, 2010 - 7 answers

Tickle Me Ivory

What is the best way to master scales, chords, and chord progressions on the piano / keyboard. More specifically, help me create harmony and melody. My husband and I are starting to create music on our computer. I think I have a pretty good ear for what sounds good, but I feel like a complete hack on the keyboard. I would like to become proficient at hitting keys that sound well together or next to each other. I am studying basic theory, but where does the rubber meet the road? Is it simply muscle memory? I am not really interested in playing a piece of sheet music, but if that will help, I will learn. I just want to create my own music. I know I have to practice, but practice doing what? I would be rather proud of myself if someone told me drop and play I V vi IV in F Major and I could do it without thinking.
posted by trinigirl on Mar 10, 2010 - 14 answers

I hate getting on the scale.

I've have boycotted getting on scales for a while now. However, I hate going to the doctor because I hate getting on a scale. This started when I was a child (I'm female) and has gotten worse throughout the years. For the past couple years, I've boycotted seeing the doctor, but I can't do that forever. What should I do? I'm a pretty healthy, female, late twenties. No major health concerns, but I do need to see a doctor again. But nonetheless, I am literally phobic of getting a scale. More inside. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 21, 2009 - 29 answers

Craft filter: I'm looking to make an object appear as if it has 1/4" scales (like a lizard) with spray paint and painters tape but I don't know if it'll work. They scales have to be uniform in size and shape.

Craft filter: I'm looking to make an object appear as if it has 1/4" scales (like a lizard) with spray paint and painters tape but I don't know if it'll work. They scales have to be uniform in size and shape. [more inside]
posted by alrightokay on Jul 29, 2008 - 11 answers

Help me learn to play the blues...

Help me learn to play the blues... Basically, I'm looking for info - scales, riff cheat sheets, etc. that will allow me to build a basic repertoire of blues chops like this man plays: [more inside]
posted by stenseng on Aug 26, 2006 - 16 answers

'Grand Form' Piano Scales?

PianoFilter: I'm a long-time pianist, but for some years (since an aborted college education), I've focused on popular music - or my own pop/rock compositions - to the exclusion of almost anything classical. Now I'm looking to remedy that error. [more inside]
posted by The Confessor on Apr 18, 2006 - 4 answers

C Majority

Why are C and F the notes without corresponding flat keys on the piano? [more inside]
posted by billtron on Feb 24, 2006 - 67 answers

Book on microtonal scales?

Can anyone recommend a book on musical scale systems/microtonality? [more inside]
posted by lunkfish on Aug 3, 2005 - 6 answers

Do gyms deliberately set their scales to underweigh?

Do gyms deliberately set their scales to underweigh?
posted by Duck_Lips on Nov 29, 2004 - 15 answers

What are your favorite guitar scales and chords? Web resources?

Guitarists: What are some of your favorite scales and chords? How about guitar-related web resources? Finally, are there any other lefty guitarists in Metaland, or am I the only one?
posted by baphomet on Nov 22, 2004 - 24 answers

Recommend an accurate and reliable scale for dieting purposes.

Looking for recommendations on an accurate and reliable (but affordable) scale for dieting purposes. The usual bathroom scales just don't seem to give consistent results. Any recommendations?
posted by oissubke on Mar 1, 2004 - 7 answers

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