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I'm a university student studying pharmacy.

I've worked part-time in my university's computer science and mathematics departments' respective computer squads for 4 years. I'm also what you could call a "geek", having poked around in every flavor of windows between 3.11 and 7, Fedoras 8-12, and OS X 10.6.

I've played the piano for 15 years, and I've been singing in choirs for most of that time as well. Over the years, I've picked up drums, mallet percussion, and guitar, to varying levels of accomplishment.


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revised What are the arguments for and against over-practicing?
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answered What are the arguments for and against over-practicing?
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comment Using Headphone socket for monitor speakers
I like your emphasis on "safe" versus "will sound good".
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comment Yamaha YPG: 235 : shifting octaves
I'd love to download the manual from their website and tell you, but now Yamaha wants me to register to get any documents at all. Given that this functionality existed in Yamaha keyboards circa 1992, I can't imagine it's been taken out. It's probably buried in the menu somewhere; look for "8va" or "octave", or "shift", or "transpose".
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comment How to play left handed chords in piano and keyboard?
It seems we're hitting a bit of a language barrier trying to understand what you're asking. Can you create a recording on soundcloud illustrating the difference between how you play on a piano versus a keyboard?
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comment Drums: stiffening up when going for 'intense' fills
When you have a technique problem, always try to get a teacher. While we can do our best to give a general description of best practices and best techniques, only a teacher watching you play can tell you what you, personally, need to change.
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comment Is there such a thing as a silent drum set?
It's worth noting that your technique may suffer with electric drumsets. Acoustic drums are somewhat sensitive to the manner in which you strike them (i.e. velocity of the strike, angle of the stick, position on the drumhead), and electric kits (especially cheap ones) won't replicate that. This isn't a big deal for a beginner; developing limb independence is generally going to be the bigger problem. But realize that if you want to transition to acoustic drums, you'll need some practice time to nail down your technique before a show.
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comment Is there such a thing as a silent drum set?
I am a huge fan of that setup. Nice!
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answered Finger independence exercises - quality or quantity?