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I like music and computers. 


Aug
11
comment Does Phish base their improvisational style off of any predetermined techniques?
The answer you provided for this question is a good one, but I agree the question could use some fleshing out. The phrase "principles of improvisation" I find questionable since it seems to be avoiding critical thought about what the question actually is. I'm going to edit the question as an example of what I mean and what I'd much like to see instead.
Aug
11
comment How did JS Bach improvise?
@KevinJohnsrude What does that mean? Improvisation is composing in real time--and the question "What are the principles of J.S. Bach's composition?" is likely too broad to be answerable.
Aug
11
answered Composing Music- Interpretation
Aug
8
comment How do instruments with discrete tuning play chords alongside those with continuous tuning?
This is correct information, but the question is about how "discrete" and "continuous" tuning instruments should play in an ensemble with one another.
Aug
8
comment How do instruments with discrete tuning play chords alongside those with continuous tuning?
You've got the pitch directions reversed -- presuming you're looking at this from the perspective of a variable-intonation instrument like violin. 3rds would be lowered from equal temperament so they are in tune with the harmonic series.
Aug
8
comment List of Famous Musicians who have Taught or Given Lessons
And just to clarify, I'm saying that being a good musician is not a prerequisite for fame, but the set of musicians with a high level of skill is huge compared to the set of famous but untrained musicians, even if only a small subset of them make it big enough to gain the public eye.
Aug
8
comment List of Famous Musicians who have Taught or Given Lessons
@LeeKowalkowski I see your point, but keep in mind "household name" is completely subjective. I don't know who Vanessa Mae is, but I can name you dozens of classical and jazz musicians with an international following. If the question was "Do I need lessons to become famous and wealthy in the area of pop music?"--these days the answer would probably be no. But the question was about musicians with "virtuoso" status, which is not the same group of people on the billboard pop charts.
Aug
8
comment List of Famous Musicians who have Taught or Given Lessons
The misunderstanding here is that the billboard top 500 records of all time is ALL "picked cherries". 99.9% of professional orchestra musicians have taken lessons, and most of them teach--a "list of musicians" could be as simple as the personnel roster for the New York Phil.
Aug
7
answered In C major, if the third note is 14 cents sharp from JI, does the V/VI have a third that is 28 cents sharp?
Aug
7
revised Why are melodies typically played or sung by high voices or instruments in an ensemble?
refocused question
Aug
7
comment Why are melodies typically played or sung by high voices or instruments in an ensemble?
As the question was originally stated, I agree with the close, but I believe it can be salvaged -- I'm going to edit the title to focus on Lee's comment and reopen.
Aug
1
comment Showcase Piece in Music
My interpretation of the question is that they are synonyms, but I've heard the word 'showpiece' used much more frequently than 'showcase piece'.
Aug
1
answered Showcase Piece in Music
Jul
31
awarded  Enlightened
Jul
31
awarded  Nice Answer
Jul
29
comment What is the difference between a mode and a scale?
A scale that is octave-repeatable has a pattern that repeats itself at every 2x frequency note, or note with the same name in a different octave. It is possible to have a scale that is not octave-repeatable, that instead repeats at an interval larger or smaller than an octave. Say, WHWHHWHH -- this would repeat at the major 7th. If I knew more about indian music I'd be able to speak with more authority about what might be considered a mode (or not) of that, but in typical western parlance, we only consider modes to be permutations of octave-repeatable note sets.
Jul
28
awarded  Necromancer
Jul
28
comment Strengthen mouth muscles without mouthpiece
I haven't the slightest idea what it means to inflate a carrot.
Jul
27
comment Strengthen mouth muscles without mouthpiece
Care to elaborate?
Jul
26
answered Full range with white keys only?