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  • Apple Certified Support Professional (ACSP)
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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.


Aug
19
answered Live Vocal Effects because I don't like my voice
Aug
19
answered Live Vocal Effects because I don't like my voice
Aug
19
comment How do I find a good reverb pedal for a huge, soul-filling sound?
If your soul is really in need of filling, I don't think any electronic device is going to do the job.
Aug
19
comment guitar scales: where to start
If you are just starting out, you do not know enough to figure out what you need to do, and everything you find online will only add to your confusion. Save yourself all this trouble and pay for some lessons with a guitar teacher at your local music store. Your teacher will demonstrate things to you, answer your questions, and set you on the right path.
Aug
19
answered Which fret do I place a capo on, to play Eb music using C chords?
Aug
18
answered How can people stand on their double basses?
Aug
17
awarded  Nice Answer
Aug
16
revised Is there a guitar effect set up that can emulate the sound of Nashville tuning?
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Aug
16
comment Is there a guitar effect set up that can emulate the sound of Nashville tuning?
Buy a second guitar -- an inexpensive acoustic or electric, and string it and set it up for Nashville tuning. That would be only a little more expensive than investing in a polyphonic pitch-shifter effects pedal, and it would sound much better, too.
Aug
15
revised “Figured” woods and veneers for guitars
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Aug
15
answered “Figured” woods and veneers for guitars
Aug
15
comment “Figured” woods and veneers for guitars
You are quite mistaken in your usage. "Solid wood" means one thickness of solid wood. No manufacturer would ever use the word "solid" when they mean "laminate" or "plywood." Those are separate terms. Furthermore, in guitar construction, the term "laminate" with regard to a top or back or sides of an acoustic guitar means at least three layers of wood. A laminate top on a solid-body electric guitar is another matter.
Aug
15
answered Is there a guitar effect set up that can emulate the sound of Nashville tuning?
Aug
14
accepted What is the proper humidity range for an acoustic guitar?
Aug
14
comment Automatic transcription software with ABC output for Android devices?
OK, then, I'm just ignorant of this entire topic.
Aug
14
comment Automatic transcription software with ABC output for Android devices?
I don't mean to sound disrespectful. I've been working with music notation on computers for almost 30 years. I have published articles and lectured on the subject. I know MIDI, MusicXML, text-tablature, and many more forms. I'm bemused that there is a form of music notation called "ABC", and computer software to work with it, yet I've never heard of before, no matter how obscure it must be. I've been posting on this site every day for three years, and I cannot recall anyone else ever mentioning "ABC" here before either.
Aug
14
comment Automatic transcription software with ABC output for Android devices?
@KevinJohnsrude, I looked around on your link and read that it was invented in 1991 by a single individual named Chris Walshaw. I know a lot of folk musicians in the USA and I've never heard anyone make mention of it before. It appears that it is only usable for notating melodies, not a chord progression or an arrangement or anything polyphonic or contrapuntal. And just because somebody has written out 400,000 melodies that does not indicate how many people use it. Can you tell me the names of some prominent musicians who use this notation? I just don't get it, but obviously, you do.
Aug
13
revised I want to learn my first dire-straits solo, what is a good one to start from?
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13
revised I want to learn my first dire-straits solo, what is a good one to start from?
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13
revised I want to learn my first dire-straits solo, what is a good one to start from?
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