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I play guitar on my own, at open mic nights, and as part of a weekly get-together for guitarists, and as part a reggae band, for fun.


Jan
17
comment Composing For Drums as a Non-drummer
Not an answer, because I'm not a drummer: If you have a games console, consider getting a Rock Band drum kit. It's cheap, fun, and it gives you some insight into the mechanics of real drumming, and the construction of real drum patterns.
Jan
13
revised How to get a darker sound on Tenor Saxophone
added "saxophone" to title and 1st sentence.
Jan
12
answered How to achieve strumming effect while playing fingerstyle with bass notes, in a guitar?
Jan
11
awarded  Nice Question
Jan
11
awarded  Nice Question
Jan
10
awarded  Enlightened
Jan
10
awarded  Nice Answer
Jan
10
revised How to use my mac and MIDI keyboard as a simple always-on piano
added 318 characters in body
Jan
10
comment How to use my mac and MIDI keyboard as a simple always-on piano
@JCPedroza OK, yes, if you want to make memory-intensive noises, you can't avoid using memory. Although as discussed, if you stop playing, and the system needs the RAM, the OS is likely to swap those blocks to disk.
Jan
10
comment How to use my mac and MIDI keyboard as a simple always-on piano
@JCPedroza "Furiously"? Surely that depends on the AU. The options run the full gamut from a simple FM Synth (should be very resource-light) to something with multiple high-bitrate samples for each note (will chew up memory).
Jan
10
revised How to use my mac and MIDI keyboard as a simple always-on piano
added 183 characters in body
Jan
10
answered How to use my mac and MIDI keyboard as a simple always-on piano
Jan
9
revised Curved v. straight windway
Added photo of curved windway
Jan
9
revised What is a 7/6 chord?
Did some quoting.
Jan
9
comment How to use my mac and MIDI keyboard as a simple always-on piano
Leave GarageBand running in the background at all times?
Jan
8
answered How should I practice before going into the recording studio?
Jan
8
revised Is smoking & playing horns really incompatible?
added 145 characters in body
Jan
8
answered Is smoking & playing horns really incompatible?
Jan
8
comment How do I use my computer as an amp and effects processor
Audacity is a great free program. But unless there are recent improvements I haven't encountered yet, its effects are limited to being applied after a track has been recorded.
Jan
8
revised Why do I get more tired when I play on stage?
Question already implied guitar ("fretting hand") but I made it explicit.