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Voicings for piano (end) - Harmony Basics - Part 45
As you already saw, due to orchestration (delegating the root to the instrument carrying the bass line) or simplification (making voicings lighter), you can take away all sort of notes from your voicings, according to your needs. At the same time, in the last couple of articles, I have striven to present to you more concrete examples of the theore…
Voicings for piano (continued) - Harmony Basics - Part 44
In the previous article we started to discuss how to apply to the piano everything you've seen so far regarding voicings. Today we'll continue doing the same.
Recording electric guitar - DI Joe - The ultimate guide to audio recording - Part 75
When you talk about electric guitar, it's inevitable to think about the instrument and an amp. To the point that when you mention "direct recording" to some guitar players, they cry "heresy!" and shun it as a sort of safety net for budding audio engineers. And yet, many legendary tracks include guitar parts recorded sending the guitar signal direc…
Left-hand voicings for piano - Harmony Basics - Part 43
Today I will change a bit the usual approach of this article series. What I intend to do this time is to leave aside the purely theoretical aspect and put into practice, in a very simple manner, what we've been discussing in the previous articles regarding voicings.
Recording electric guitar - Hardware - The ultimate guide to audio recording - Part 74
In this new installment I will suggest some mics and DIs to record electric guitar. By no means is this list meant to be an exhaustive one. As usual, I will stick to the standard solutions which have proved their worth through the years, so the least experienced among you know how you can go safe.
Recording electric guitar - With or without effects? - … - The ultimate guide to audio recording - Part 73
Granted, the techniques you saw last time are not exactly meant for beginners. That said, I think they allow you to get results that easily compensate for the headaches that thinking about the "routing" needed to carry them out entails. Today we'll look into a concrete use case.
Voicings and cadences - Follow-up and end - Harmony Basics - Part 42
The present article closes the mini-series we started with article 39 focusing on the use of voicings within the most common cadences. And we'll finish studying voicings based on added-tone chords looking at the interrupted cadence and rhythm changes. Let's go!
Recording electric guitar - With or without effects? - … - The ultimate guide to audio recording - Part 72
Second part dedicated to trying to solve the question of whether you should record an electric guitar with or without effects.
Recording electric guitar - With or without effects? - The ultimate guide to audio recording - Part 71
Today we'll tackle a rather delicate topic: Should you record with or without effects?
Voicings and cadences - Second-to-last installment - Harmony Basics - Part 41
With this article we close the chapter on voicings within the framework of cadences by seeing how you can add tones to the cadence chords in the previous articles.