19,338 reputation
13481
bio website wheatwilliams.com
location Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America
age 50
visits member for 3 years, 3 months
seen 3 hours ago
  • Apple Certified Support Professional (ACSP)
  • Apple Certified Associate (ACA) in Integration
  • Apple Product Professional (APP)
  • Apple Certified Macintosh Technician (ACMT)

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
10
revised Carved fingerboard between frets on a guitar
edited tags
Aug
10
answered Carved fingerboard between frets on a guitar
Aug
9
answered How do I use my computer as an amp and effects processor
Aug
7
revised How do instruments with discrete tuning play chords alongside those with continuous tuning?
clarified the question based on a suggestion in an answer; refined tags
Aug
7
revised Love Flatwounds, but need a bit more bite - thoughts?
deleted 26 characters in body
Aug
7
comment High E string on tele has “sitar tone”
Have you considered that this could be a problem with the nut or the string tree, at the headstock? Also, if it's brand-new, you should be under warranty from Nash Guitars, so they should cover the cost of repairs by a qualified luthier or guitar repair shop. nashguitars.com/faq.html#faq3
Aug
7
answered Love Flatwounds, but need a bit more bite - thoughts?
Aug
2
awarded  Nice Answer
Jul
29
comment What makes a song sound “folk-y”?
I know very well what you intended to ask, but I wanted to challenge your American-centric assumptions. People on this site live all over the world and come from many different musical cultures. I do not think that we should assume that our discussions are centered on the very narrow and recent genres of American or British rock and pop.
Jul
29
comment What are 5 and 6 note chords called?
On a guitar, they are called barré chords.
Jul
28
answered Alternating fingers or direction?
Jul
28
comment How to do “metal” harmonics (pinch etc)
Gibbons is famous for using custom-made extremely light-gauge strings (.008s or .007s I believe), a lot of amp gain to compensate for the lack of output from his very thin strings, and using a Mexican peso coin or an American quarter as a pick. This must mean that he picks and strums with an extremely light touch, and that harmonics squeal out of his playing very readily because of the heavy gain boost.
Jul
28
revised Which notes are bass line, versus melody line, in a rock song?
edited tags; edited title
Jul
28
comment Which notes are bass line, versus melody line, in a rock song?
The instrument that plays the lowest notes in any given song is usually the one playing the bass line.
Jul
24
awarded  Nice Answer
Jul
23
revised What makes a song sound “folk-y”?
added 672 characters in body
Jul
23
answered What makes a song sound “folk-y”?
Jul
23
revised What is the difference between molto allegro and allegro di molto
added 24 characters in body
Jul
23
comment What is the difference between molto allegro and allegro di molto
No, I don't know about that. But the first metronome was patented in 1815, and Beethoven wrote his Mass in C in 1807, so I don't think he had one yet. I suppose we can assume that the earliest metronomes were not that accurate or reliable.
Jul
23
revised What is the difference between molto allegro and allegro di molto
deleted 142 characters in body