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bio website wheatwilliams.com
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Apple Certified Macintosh Technician (ACMT) and Apple Sales Professional (ASP).

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

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.

Languages: English, with some German (Deutsch), Spanish (español), and French (français)


Apr
1
comment What gauge strings should I use for A# tuning on an electric guitar
Please define what you mean by "A# tuning". What are the pitches of each string?
Mar
31
awarded  Nice Answer
Mar
30
revised scales on the guitar
removed unnecessary pleasantries.
Mar
30
revised scales on the guitar
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Mar
30
revised What kind of guitar exercise is “the caterpillar”?
edited title
Mar
30
answered scales on the guitar
Mar
29
comment Getting my Daughter Started in Music
There have been many other questions here about studying and taking music lessons. That comes under "Practice".
Mar
29
revised Why does my violin's A-string show signs of damage after only a week?
edited title
Mar
28
answered Karaoke Software for practicing sax
Mar
28
comment Karaoke Software for practicing sax
iReal b is available for Mac OS X. I just purchased it.
Mar
27
comment What are the ABRSM graded examinations, and why would one want to take them?
There is certainly a musicians' union in the United States of America. It is called the AFM, or American Federation of Musicians. It also extends into Canada. It was formed in 1896.
Mar
26
comment Can't feel meter when playing
You could give us some more details to enable us to offer suggestions. Do you perform solo, or in a band? What styles of music are you working with? Do you rehearse with backing tracks or a metronome? Do you have a teacher and are you taking lessons now, or are you self-taught?
Mar
26
comment How to play Rumba-Flamenco (Spanish rumba) style of music on guitar?
The type of guitar that is most suited to this is of course a flamenco guitar. Do you own a flamenco guitar? Do you understand the differences between a flamenco guitar and a classical guitar? You can look these things up.
Mar
25
revised Stage volume levels in rehearsal and performance
clarified question
Mar
20
comment Why is the whammy bar sometimes called a “Tremolo” arm?
I have never heard an explanation as to why the Fender company deliberately misused these two terms in the first place. It is well-known that Leo Fender was an industrial designer and not a musician.
Mar
20
reviewed Approve suggested edit on What are the pros and cons of Traditional Grip vs. Matched Grip for snare and drumset?
Mar
19
comment How does fm synthesis work compared to additive synthesis, and how can I approach sound design with it?
Of course you are right, supercat. I said that the FM synthesis on the Minimoog was crude and the FM synthesis on the DX7 was very sophisticated, and that one was analog and one was digital. I'm well aware that early Yamaha FM synthesizers were essentially 10 or 12 bit and very noisy. I had a TX81Z back then. I said nothing to make anybody think that the Minimoog and the DX7 would be equivalent or that they could make similar sounds. I just said that they were both examples of FM synthesis, which is perfectly true.
Mar
19
revised How does fm synthesis work compared to additive synthesis, and how can I approach sound design with it?
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Mar
19
comment How does fm synthesis work compared to additive synthesis, and how can I approach sound design with it?
Thank you for correcting my "typo". I meant to say "subtractive". But the Minimoog could indeed do frequency modulation synthesis on oscillator 3. Here is proof in a video. youtu.be/CzpgTOAF-qU
Mar
19
revised How does fm synthesis work compared to additive synthesis, and how can I approach sound design with it?
corrected my mistake