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Oracle Database Designer and Developer

Since 2000 Jeffrey has designed, developed, maintained and enhanced a variety of large and small custom applications for the government sector using Oracle Database 7.3, 8i, 9i, 10g and 11g; Application Express 3.1, 3.2, 4.0, 4.1, and 4.2; Oracle Forms 4.5, 6i, 9i and 10g; Oracle Reports 2.5, 6i and 9i.

He has particular interests and experience in Oracle SQL, PL/SQL, database performance tuning, and Oracle Application Express (APEX).


May
7
comment Difference between “Bar” and “Measure”
I've never been taught "bar" meaning the drawn line, otherwise "we'll start halfway through bar 10" would be meaningless.
May
7
comment Is there a general term for a single note or a chord?
off-topic, but those notes don't look quite right - some of the heads seem to overlap the stems.
May
2
comment How to identify key changes?
When just listening to a piece, I can pick out a key change easily. But to others, they don't necessarily pick it out, although they might feel the music "lift" a bit without knowing why it feels that way.
May
2
comment How to identify key changes?
"Of course, you should use your ears too; in many cases the change is clearly audible." Do you think this has something to do with one's training? i.e. after learning all the chords by heart, playing them, it becomes instinctive to a musician to hear the key change; but is it something naturally evident, or only to one who has the chords ingrained in their experience? (I hope it's clear what I'm trying to get at here)
Apr
28
comment What's this weird sound coming from my speakers?
My old radio used to always do that - it got to where I could pick up my phone and answer it almost before it started ringing.
Apr
25
comment Is it possible to play a piano piece written for four hands with just two hands?
Found it - Prelude in C Sharp Minor. One of my favourites. The duet version added a great deal of depth to it.
Apr
25
comment Is it possible to play a piano piece written for four hands with just two hands?
There was a time when my sister and I learned both parts of a duet piece, a Rachmaninoff. We'd swap back and forth in subsequent performances, and we memorised it. Eventually I knew both parts well enough myself that I could play both at the same time, with the music in front of me - I'd miss a few notes here and there, and played it slower, but it was doable. Admittedly, the piece was originally written for a single player, so not sure that this stricly answers your question :)
Apr
24
comment Locating a key on the keyboard
#3 + practice, practice, practice... eventually your fingers know how to find the keys on their own, without needing any conscious intervention.
Apr
5
comment What do the letters above the piano staff represent?
I've a pianist friend who actually prefers the chords over the actual notes.
Apr
5
comment How good is the idea to learn something in addition to the teacher task
I think most teachers would love it if their students wanted to do extra-curricular learning. As long as the break is not too long, they can always help you correct any bad habits that are picked up as a result. Also, the process of unlearning a bad habit is, itself, a good thing to experience and learn.
Apr
5
comment Piano fingering
I'd generally see that it was going up to the C# and that I'd want my 1st on that note for the next phrase, so just use all my fingers: 5-4-3-2-1 and if my hand wasn't big enough, possibly do a little jump from the initial F# to the first C#, even using the sustain to mask the gap. But that's just me; in general I think Poben's answer is good.
Sep
10
comment How to convert recorded Piano music to midi?
This is somewhat akin to handwriting recognition - i.e. a very hard problem to solve. It'd be much easier to use a keyboard that can record the keys you play directly into MIDI format.
May
31
comment Trying to program a piano staff/stave. Is this what it's supposed to look like?
Agreed, and I wouldn't be very impressed by printed material that didn't use the elliptical shape. Just saying it's not essential for comprehension; certainly not as important as placement.
May
29
comment Trying to program a piano staff/stave. Is this what it's supposed to look like?
Can't remember what I was thinking at the time :)
May
29
comment Trying to program a piano staff/stave. Is this what it's supposed to look like?
I'm not sure, but whether it's drawn as an ellipse or a circle shouldn't matter - more of a style thing I think. Maybe ellipses are slightly easier to read.
May
29
comment Trying to program a piano staff/stave. Is this what it's supposed to look like?
@DavidAxtellMooreII - thanks, corrected
Dec
19
comment With regards to piano sheet music, when are you supposed to press the pedal(s)?
I use #4 quite a lot - especially at the end of a piece, if I want it to fade away gradually, or if my final chord was played a bit too loud for my liking. I find it easy to do if I jiggle my foot up and down very quickly and lightly; this allows me to control the rate of fading. Even works on the electric piano.
Dec
19
comment With regards to piano sheet music, when are you supposed to press the pedal(s)?
+1 ObscureRobot, had never thought of the sympathetic resonation and how it would need to be simulated by an electric piano.
Sep
10
comment What should I look for in a good metronome?
Also, what do you want to use it for? Personally, I only use a metronome for a few beats to determine the intended pace for a piece.
Sep
10
comment How to play a song without making mistakes?
"I totally meant to play it that way."