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bio website homepages.ulb.ac.be/~alabarre
location Brussels, Belgium
age 32
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Long time piano player, beginning harmonica and guitar player, in love with music but mostly into rock, jazz, blues, boogie and metal these days. I sometimes make instructional videos on pieces I learned by ear and of nice shows I attended, which are available here: http://www.youtube.com/user/Museclectic

I also wrote a free piece of software that allows you to convert MIDI files to tablatures for the diatonic harmonica. Check it out here: http://harpy.sourceforge.net/


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revised How can a classical pianist learn jazz piano?
fixed a few typos
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comment How to produce the sound at the beginning of this song?
Could you provide an excerpt of that part, for those of us who don't know about the song?
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comment Confused with Harmonica
Wikipedia has the information you need. If your harmonica is not a C harmonica, you just need to transpose accordingly (i.e. move everything up or down by X half-tones).
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answered Confused with Harmonica
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comment List of average genre tempo (BPM) levels?
The name is pretty self-explanatory and the OP knows what he's looking for. I must be missing something.
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answered List of average genre tempo (BPM) levels?
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comment Does one play a song better after “sleeping on it”?
I think this is a special case of a more general phenomenon; I've found that the same thing happens to me when programming (wake up and fix bug almost immediately), or playing games (going back to that frustrating passage after a few days of trying hard in vain and nailing it) -- or sometimes doing research. I'm not sure how on-topic the subject of the causes is, but I'm definitely interested in hearing more on that from more qualified people.
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comment Why does my piano keyboard sound dull?
I tried it a while ago on headphones, I thought the piano sound was great -- but then again, we may have different standards. Did you like the sound when you tried it in the shop? I find it strange that you would have to tweak it to make it sound acceptable... Are you using the keyboard by itself? on an amplifier? on headphones?
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comment Guitar choosing
I don't think you should focus on having your guitar tuned by default, since (1) you can do it yourself with a guitar tuner (they come cheap) (2) you'll eventually have to retune your guitar every once in a while.
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