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Microsoft Windows SBS 2008 (Small Business Server) Network Administrator, supporting Windows 7 clients.

Former Volunteer Business Administrator for the Atlanta Baroque Orchestra.

I have also been a technical writer, computer magazine tech journalist, music critic and music journalist, copywriter and publicist, and professional musician.


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revised Replacing Viola and Basso continuo
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19
comment Replacing Viola and Basso continuo
You are splitting hairs, linguistically, but you are still wrong, in practice. Historically, basso continuo was always played with a harpsichord or organ or lute or theorbo for the continuo, and a bowed string bass instrument or bass reed instrument for the basso. At least one chordal instrument is mandatory for basso continuo; added to that, if available, is a bass monophonic instrument. The keyboard or guitar-family instrument is mandatory for basso continuo; the bass instrument is optional.
Sep
18
answered Replacing Viola and Basso continuo
Sep
13
revised Is there a gigantic dataset with songs and chords I can download?
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Sep
13
answered Is there a gigantic dataset with songs and chords I can download?
Sep
13
answered String gauge, scale, and tuning relationship? (Guitar in particular)
Sep
13
comment What are the musical instruments that have the sounding range that has at least all notes on this range A#1-C5?
I am curious: why are you asking for instruments with this specific range? Are you writing some music that requires it?
Sep
13
comment How do I tune my cello to play the second Bach suite(prelude)?
@luserdroog, I have way too much free time and my answers are often three times as long as they need to be, but I often manage to provide some useful additional background. Thanks for reading!
Sep
11
comment Just bought a digital piano - have some 'newbie' computer music questions
I meant that various different software virtual instruments have different ways of adjusting the way that the instrument responds to velocity messages. GarageBand just gives you a "sensitivity slider" whereas Pianoteq lets you plot your own free-hand curve on a graph with several data points. For whatever virtual instrument you are using, you need to read the instructions and follow them if you want to calibrate velocity sensitivity.
Sep
11
revised How do I tune my cello to play the second Bach suite(prelude)?
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answered Just bought a digital piano - have some 'newbie' computer music questions
Sep
10
answered How do I tune my cello to play the second Bach suite(prelude)?
Sep
10
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Sep
5
comment How can I connect my CDJ / DJM 2000 Nexus with Traktor?
This is not the best site to post questions regarding recording equipment or techniques, or working with audio gear other than musical instruments. What we specialize in here is learning to play musical instruments and to sing, and to understand subjects like reading sheet music and music theory. This may be why you've gotten downvotes.