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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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comment When was the first recorded usage of a musical score?
Indeed. I just did.
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revised When was the first recorded usage of a musical score?
quoting wikipedia
May
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comment Are tools to help improve finger dexterity, strength and speed really useful?
Well, they indeed sell this as a fitness device aimed at increasing wrist and forearm strength, but I noticed that I could last longer when playing demanding bass lines (e.g. boogie). Dumbbells target higher zones if I'm not mistaken, although it depends on how you use them. The main difference with dumbbells I think is that I feel no strain after using a powerball, even the next day.
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answered When was the first recorded usage of a musical score?
May
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comment When was the first recorded usage of a musical score?
Are you looking for something earlier than what Wikipedia describes?
May
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answered Are tools to help improve finger dexterity, strength and speed really useful?
May
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answered How can a classical pianist learn jazz piano?
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awarded  Nice Answer
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revised Note bending on harmonica
typo ("found find")
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awarded  Editor
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comment Comprehensive theory book
@Matthew Read: I've edited the question, it's hopefully better now. I see how it could have been perceived as vague, but it didn't occur to me that people might recommend something they have no experience with. Thanks for clarifying.
Apr
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revised Comprehensive theory book
tentative improvement of the question
Apr
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comment Comprehensive theory book
Thanks, this seems like a handy reference.
Apr
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comment Comprehensive theory book
@Rebecca Chernoff: I read the links, but I still fail to see how my question is inappropriate. Could you be more specific about how it should be corrected, or whether it should just be removed? @Andrew: I would be more interested in modes, scales, "musical patterns" and the relations between them. Does that help narrowing things down? @Benoit: I don't think this could move to meta, because meta is supposed to be about the website.
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asked Comprehensive theory book
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added 67 characters in body
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