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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?
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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answered what muscles are involved in singing, and does toning them improve singing?
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23
answered Why is the guitar tuned E A D G B E?
Oct
23
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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23
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).
Oct
22
revised Why some measures are marked with a roman numeral and a dashed line?
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Oct
19
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
Oct
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Oct
17
reviewed Reject 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.