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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)


Feb
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revised How much can transposing a song by a half step or a whole step help a vocalist?
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revised How much can transposing a song by a half step or a whole step help a vocalist?
totally revised the answer based on comments from the questioner.
Feb
28
comment How much can transposing a song by a half step or a whole step help a vocalist?
OK, maybe I went a bit overboard in my answer! The short answer is that for some songs, a whole step might make little difference, but for other songs, it might make a big difference. It just depends on the melody. I'll modify my answer and tone down my response a bit. Give me a minute to think on it.
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revised How much can transposing a song by a half step or a whole step help a vocalist?
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answered How much can transposing a song by a half step or a whole step help a vocalist?
Feb
27
revised Instruments natively tuned to just intonation
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Feb
27
revised How to find out the Major and Minor chords of a scale?
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Feb
27
comment Understanding the key concept
See this previously asked question. music.stackexchange.com/questions/6445/…
Feb
26
revised Which tones or sounds can be made with a cajon?
clarified question, corrected spelling
Feb
25
awarded  Civic Duty
Feb
25
answered Instruments natively tuned to just intonation
Feb
25
answered Instruments natively tuned to just intonation
Feb
24
comment Inquiry to Voice Classification
@MunchyWilly, welcome to Musical Performance & Practice.
Feb
24
comment What are the types of Guitar available and what are the pros and cons of each?
This question is much too broad to be answered within the framework of our guidelines at Musical Practice & Performance.
Feb
24
comment Broken keys on Casio Celviano AP-21 digital piano
Casio Authorized Repair Centers: casio-usa.com/support/authorizedservice
Feb
24
comment Broken keys on Casio Celviano AP-21 digital piano
I would also point out that the "state of the art" of digital pianos has improved dramatically in the last 15 years. If you were to buy a new Casio piano today, you would find that it sounds much more like a real acoustic piano than the one you have now. Still, it would be prudent to look into the feasibility of repairs.
Feb
24
comment Broken keys on Casio Celviano AP-21 digital piano
We need to know the exact model number. Surely you can find it printed on the case of the piano. What country do you live in, and are you in an area where there are authorized repair centers, or not? Have you gone to the Casio website and looked for information on repair service? Casio has a national network of authorized repair centers in the USA and probably elsewhere. Give us more information and we can suggest help.
Feb
22
revised Why is it considered wrong [for a singer] if shoulders rise when breathing?
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revised Why is it considered wrong [for a singer] if shoulders rise when breathing?
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Feb
21
comment Does a guitarist need to know staff notation?
I find that the two kinds of notation compliment each other. Often if I am learning a new piece, I use both together, because each has its strong points and its weak points.