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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)


Mar
15
comment Any tool to vizualise musical playing in 3D aka in many dimensions?
This question is so vague I have no idea how we could help you. Can you clarify things? Are you a musician, and do you understand musical concepts?
Mar
15
comment Which diploma, ATCL or dipABRSM
Could you please provide some details about what all these long acronyms mean? I've never heard of any of them. Are they particular to some education system in a particular country?
Mar
12
revised On a piano scale what is considered “middle C”?
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Mar
12
comment On a piano scale what is considered “middle C”?
Hmm. That's not how I interpret cross-staff beaming. I have always understood that because the two notes are beamed together, they are intended to be played by the same hand. See my extra example above.
Mar
11
comment On a piano scale what is considered “middle C”?
I made a quick example and added it.
Mar
11
revised On a piano scale what is considered “middle C”?
clarified question
Mar
10
comment On a piano scale what is considered “middle C”?
Yes, NReilingh, you are correct. I was thinking about that complication. Perhaps I can find the time to put up another diagram, or you can edit my answer yourself if you like.
Mar
10
revised On a piano scale what is considered “middle C”?
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Mar
10
answered On a piano scale what is considered “middle C”?
Mar
10
comment What are all those extra controls on the Fender Jazzmaster?
The Jazzmaster was a commercial failure for Fender at its first release, which is probably why they didn't continue to use the novel tone control arrangement in other guitars. Many years later rock artists like Sonic Youth, Dinosaur, Jr. and Elvis Costello popularized old Jazzmasters (some of the players had custom-modded the circuitry anyway) so Fender brought the model back.
Mar
10
comment What are all those extra controls on the Fender Jazzmaster?
a) The Jazzmaster, when introduced, was the most expensive guitar in Fender's lineup. Most people were much happier with the existing and less expensive Stratocaster. b) Users just found the extra electronics too complicated to negotiate. c) It was marketed to jazz musicians who were probably playing a Gibson archtop. Jazz musicians did not like the Jazzmaster, and in its first run it wasn't on the market very long, and they ceased promoting it.
Mar
9
revised Why do I yawn while singing?
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Mar
9
comment What are all those extra controls on the Fender Jazzmaster?
I modified my answer based on your comment. Thanks.
Mar
9
comment What music notation software can handle this complex beaming?
I think it's fair to say that open-source or shareware solutions and text-based quasi-programming code systems like Lilypond will be popular with the kinds of people who frequent this site (computer geeks who are musicians). But I want a scoring program that works more like writing notes on staff paper -- from a musician's point of view and not a computer programmer's point of view. That is why I favor Finale and Sibelius.
Mar
9
answered Why do I yawn while singing?
Mar
8
comment Is a violin's shape (particularly the f-holes) necessary or is it just for aesthetics?
I have not heard any of these instruments, and I am not good enough to notice the difference, but I see that the Mezzo-Forte carbon violin uses a traditional ebony fingerboard. That probably contributes quite a bit to a more traditional sound.
Mar
8
revised Does bending the neck have any long term adverse effects?
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Mar
8
revised What are all those extra controls on the Fender Jazzmaster?
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Mar
7
revised Does bending the neck have any long term adverse effects?
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Mar
7
answered Does bending the neck have any long term adverse effects?