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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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18
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18
revised Looking for letter-based chord identification algorithms, and related literature
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Oct
17
reviewed Reject suggested edit on Connecting Roland vb-99 to Personal Computer (USB)
Oct
17
comment Sound-to-color synesthesia - a good and helpful thing?
I do not see what this question has to do with musical practice and performance. Synesthesia is an unusual neurological condition that might even be described as a mental illness or aberration. If you don't already have it, you can't acquire it. It's my understanding that few medical professionals accept that such a condition really exists, labeling it a figment of certain peoples' overactive imagination. So what is the use of asking "Would chromesthesia make you more aware"? I cannot take this question seriously.
Oct
14
awarded  Enlightened
Oct
14
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Oct
13
comment Is my mandolin broken?
That would be a good idea IF you can properly repair the bridge saddle. If you buy a new saddle, or bridge, you should pay a repair technician to use their skill to carve the wood a little bit to make it fit for proper intonation. However, I think it would be worth it to pay a professional to fit a new bridge and saddle (make sure it is genuine rosewood or better yet ebony), because you will end up with a better-quality bridge and saddle, better-adjusted, than the original equipment on your cheap Johnson mandolin. This could improve the sound, playability, and intonation a great deal.
Oct
13
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13
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13
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13
revised Is my mandolin broken?
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13
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12
revised Is my mandolin broken?
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12
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Oct
12
revised Is my mandolin broken?
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Oct
12
answered Is my mandolin broken?
Oct
8
revised Was the Angolan style of music called kizomba inspired by Kassav'?
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Oct
8
comment Are instructions on organ stop settings included in the notation of Baroque organ music?
Generally, no, there is no notation for registration on those original scores, because every organ was different back then and there was no standardization as to which organ stops would be available on any given organ, or how they would sound. Each performer can create their own registration.
Oct
8
revised Playing Classical Guitar Pieces on a Steel-String Guitar
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Oct
5
comment Bass pedals/effects used in Warriors Of The World United by Manowar
I've done some Google searching, and apparently at least some of the time he uses an instrument tuned in the regular bass guitar range but mostly he uses extremely thin strings in a different tuning. They simply produce a tone that you cannot get with a conventional bass guitar. I've found references to his using very unusual custom pickups and amplifiers to further define his unique sound. I do not think his sound has much to do with effects pedals at all.