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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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comment what muscles are involved in singing, and does toning them improve singing?
I'm afraid I can't get too precise or scientific about it. But I've found that when I'm in good health cardio-vascular-wise, with regular moderate aerobic exercise, that I do sing better. And I am a classically-trained singer although I am not a working professional singer these days. However, I know of no medical or scientific evidence for this. And nowhere in any of my classical training in singing was there any mention of cardiovascular exercise. Operatic singers have a reputation for being lax about physical health, and for tolerating obesity. I have no idea where this got started!
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revised Why is the guitar tuned E A D G B E?
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comment what muscles are involved in singing, and does toning them improve singing?
It's my opinion that cardio fitness is a good thing for everybody. But I think that, first, you would benefit from singing lessons so that you can learn to be aware of all the specific muscles you manipulate when you sing. Studying the technique of singing, specifically, is of much more benefit that cardio training in general if your goal is to learn to sing with more control and stamina.
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comment References for typesetting music
It's worth noting that the Finale music notation software program came out around 1987-1989. This marked the turning point when various methods of hand-engraved music publishing were rapidly overtaken by computer-generated notation. You can see from the publication dates that only Elaine Gould's book is new enough to take computer software for music notation into account.
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comment References for typesetting music
I have read a lot of forum posts by the developers who have created music notation software such as Sibelius and Finale, and they all cite "Behind Bars" by Elaine Gould as the most recent and up-to-date authoritative reference work. I have not read it myself (I can't afford a copy either).
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revised Why some measures are marked with a roman numeral and a dashed line?
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Oct
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comment Worth it to restore an old electric guitar?
If you are in the USA, call the Warmoth company and ask them if their replacement necks will fit a Hamer Slammer. They custom-build Fender-style bolt-on necks with a large range of options that you can order. warmoth.com/Guitar/Necks/faq2.aspx
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