Reply to this topicStart new topic
> An Early Contribution To The Wiki- Please Critique
Evan
post Jul 18 2007, 11:02 PM
Post #1


GMC:er
*

Group: Members
Posts: 39
Joined: 8-June 07
From: Daytona Beach, Florida, USA
Member No.: 2.043



In an earlier post where I suggested adding a commonly asked questions and tech article section, someone asked for a write-up about how to adjust intonation. This .pdf file attachment is the first of three articles I'm doing that explain what intonation is and how it works. I'm doing articles on scale length and compensation to give the necessary background and then the article explaining intonation. I figure from there, we can do detailed explanations for particular bridge types if there's interest.

Since in that earlier post, it was brought up that GMC is putting together a wiki, I tried to adhere to the wiki writing style in case someone wants to add this article to it. I wasn't sure if you want references cited for this wiki, but I do have them if necessary even though they're not in this draft.

This is a draft for an article that I wrote about scale length. Understanding scale length is important for many reasons -including intonation. I put it in a pdf file that way it was just one file to publish since it contains pictures, but it could be made into any file format later or multiple files.

Please offer your criticism of the article and please check to make sure I didn't make any mistakes -factual or otherwise. Hopefully, your critiques of this draft will help serve as guidelines as far as what's expected out of future potential contributions.

Download the file here:
Attached File  Scale_Length_Draft.pdf ( 711.07K ) Number of downloads: 57224

[attachment=1017:attachment]

This post has been edited by Evan: Jul 19 2007, 08:46 PM
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Saoirse O'Shea
post Jul 18 2007, 11:23 PM
Post #2


Moderator - low level high stakes
Group Icon

Group: GMC Senior
Posts: 6.173
Joined: 27-June 07
From: Espania - Cadiz province
Member No.: 2.194



Excellent piece - very clear. Great use of graphics - helped clarify your points really well.

A couple of suggestions: you might want to add the scale lengths for a Fender Jazz and a Fender Precision Bass? Though ignore this if you want to keep the focus squarely on electric guitars biggrin.gif . As this is the first in a series you might want to flag what will follow in the other 2? I got the impression that you were doing this by mentioning compensation so I assume you are going to talk about compensated fretting in one of the others? Will you include something on the physics related to scale length - where the overtones, standing waves, harmonics lie and their relationship to scale and fret distance and possibly the formula that links scale length to fret position. Apologies as these are probably covered in the next 2 pieces - just enjoyed this one so much that I want to see more biggrin.gif .

Really like your layout style/template - just for consistency in other wiki articles perhaps we should adopt this one? Nice clean layout although longer articles (I think yours is fine though) might benefit from an index or similar.

Excellent piece.

Cheers,
Tony


--------------------
Get your music professionally mastered by anl AES registered Mastering Engineer. Contact me for Audio Mastering Services and Advice and visit our website www.miromastering.com

Be friends on facebook with us here.

We use professional, mastering grade hardware in our mastering studo. Our hardware includes:
Cranesong Avocet II Monitor Controller, Dangerous Music Liasion Insert Hardware Router, ATC SCM Pro Monitors, Lavry Black DA11, Prism Orpheus ADC/DAC, Gyratec Gyraf XIV Parallel Passive Mastering EQ, Great River MAQ 2NV Mastering EQ, Kush Clariphonic Parallel EQ Shelf, Maselec MLA-2 Mastering Compressor, API 2500 Mastering Compressor, Eventide Eclipse Reverb/Echo.
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Evan
post Jul 19 2007, 12:00 AM
Post #3


GMC:er
*

Group: Members
Posts: 39
Joined: 8-June 07
From: Daytona Beach, Florida, USA
Member No.: 2.043



QUOTE (tonymiro @ Jul 18 2007, 06:23 PM) *
Excellent piece - very clear. Great use of graphics - helped clarify your points really well.

A couple of suggestions: you might want to add the scale lengths for a Fender Jazz and a Fender Precision Bass? Though ignore this if you want to keep the focus squarely on electric guitars biggrin.gif . As this is the first in a series you might want to flag what will follow in the other 2? I got the impression that you were doing this by mentioning compensation so I assume you are going to talk about compensated fretting in one of the others? Will you include something on the physics related to scale length - where the overtones, standing waves, harmonics lie and their relationship to scale and fret distance and possibly the formula that links scale length to fret position. Apologies as these are probably covered in the next 2 pieces - just enjoyed this one so much that I want to see more biggrin.gif .

Really like your layout style/template - just for consistency in other wiki articles perhaps we should adopt this one? Nice clean layout although longer articles (I think yours is fine though) might benefit from an index or similar.

Excellent piece.

Cheers,
Tony


Thank you, Tony, for your helpful input.

At first, I considered including a table of common scale lengths, but I later decided to remove that portion to develop it as a separate and more complete article. Your mention of this confirms the need for that information, and I will take what I have so far with that list and post it on here later for others to add to it.

Since this is written in the style of an encyclopedia article, I tried to keep the focus as narrow as possible, so there's only a brief mention of many important principles that each deserve separate articles. In the real wikipedia, there is an excellent article on guitar physics, and I think that you are right in that we need an article covering that topic here as well.

I agree that an index would be helpful. I guess we should ask whether an index will be included for articles in the finished wiki.

I found a typo in the paragraph under figure 4, first sentence -it should read "causes lower tension". I'll fix that one for the next version.
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post

Reply to this topicStart new topic
1 User(s) are reading this topic (1 Guests and 0 Anonymous Users)
0 Members:

 


RSS Lo-Fi Version Time is now: 23rd October 2017 - 12:51 PM