23,051 reputation
149113
bio website nickreilingh.com
location New York, United States
age 26
visits member for 3 years, 8 months
seen 10 hours ago

I like music and computers. 


Feb
16
comment Why do string players tend to breathe heavily in performance?
I'm not really sure where these close votes are coming from, so I've edited the title to make it a bit clearer.
Feb
16
revised Why do string players tend to breathe heavily in performance?
edited title
Feb
16
comment Why do string players tend to breathe heavily in performance?
@berry120 Could you elaborate what that means? I was deliberately trying to avoid making an automaton joke by saying "don't need to breathe to play".
Feb
14
answered Why do string players tend to breathe heavily in performance?
Feb
14
comment Why do string players tend to breathe heavily in performance?
I find it interesting that the breathing ruins that performance for you more than the shiny velvet suit!
Feb
12
awarded  Nice Answer
Feb
9
comment What is the savart unit in Persian music theory?
@pylover I see your edits--does this mean the Persian chromatic interval is 1/6 of an octave?
Feb
8
comment What is the savart unit in Persian music theory?
I couldn't find any references to savar beyond your question, but this thread seems to indicate a scale that is not strictly equal-tempered, though it may be based on choosing certain 24-TET notes to end up with 17 unequal tones.
Feb
8
answered What is the savart unit in Persian music theory?
Feb
7
reviewed Approve Backing Tracks for Practicing
Feb
7
reviewed Approve Harmony analysis program
Feb
7
comment Is there a significant difference between playing one note or multiple ones per bow stroke?
In your first two sentences, I read "you would want to play more than one note per bow stroke ... making the notes sound more separated". I am saying this (>1 note/bow = separated) is incorrect, and that the opposite (>1 note/bow = legato; 1 note/bow = separated) is true. Even if the second sentence is only meant to be an example of what articulation is, I maintain my -1 for reason of the answer being confusing.
Feb
7
answered How many bars can a clarinet sustain?
Feb
6
comment What are the feelings & emotions behind chords?
@Kaz We can talk about this in Chat if you want; comments aren't the place for extended discussion.
Feb
6
comment What are the feelings & emotions behind chords?
@Kaz Children old enough to speak have already undergone two years of sociocultural immersion. This is a topic heavily researched and studied by ethnomusicologists. I'm happy to entertain doubt, and I myself am not an ethnomusicologist, but know that there's a complete field of study devoted to this kind of thing. :)
Feb
5
awarded  Nice Answer
Feb
5
answered To sing is good for ear training, but is it crucial?
Feb
5
comment What's the most useful alternate tuning and why?
Hrm... just because something was a defining area51 question for guitars doesn't mean it's a good question on music.SE :-D -- I'm guessing they feel it's too subjective. I do like the idea of a CW question for alternate tunings, but perhaps it should be worded "Most useful" or something instead of "favorite"?
Feb
5
reviewed Satisfactory What is “Sonata-Allegro form” and what other similar forms should I be aware of?
Feb
5
reviewed Satisfactory Do hollowbody basses feedback as much as hollow body guitars?