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I like music and computers. 


Sep
5
comment Does there exist a singer's muzzle or silencer?
A particularly advanced sound isolation room can actually provide variable virtual acoustics, so you can make it sound like you're in a large hall, or even act as a dampener so everything isn't coming right back at you.
Sep
5
comment Does there exist a singer's muzzle or silencer?
I am confused. If you are partially deaf, I understand the concern for your neighbors' peace and quiet since you may not be able to tell how loud you are, but I was not aware that any kind of partial deafness made your ears easier to damage. You should not be able to damage your own hearing with your own voice without any kind of amplification.
Sep
3
comment Playing guitar with webbed fingers
Being blunt is fine, but please don't be rude.
Aug
21
comment Relationship between 3/4 and 4/4
Sorry @LeeKowalkowski -- that was a kind of odd sentence construction. I'll change "argue" to "dispute" to make it clearer.
Aug
11
comment Does improvisation in the classical idiom differ significantly from jazz and folk improvisation?
I've edited and reopened -- broad is off-topic, but general is not.
Aug
11
comment What are the principles of improvisation in Indian music?
This is possibly too broad, but the text in your question body looks like it could lead to an interesting question. Can you pick a part of that to latch on to and edit this one, similar to how I've edited some of your other questions?
Aug
11
comment Composing Music- Interpretation
By the same token, over-marking a piece can just confuse the musicians and conductor, so we always come back to the point of effective communication.
Aug
11
comment Composing Music- Interpretation
Well there's a funny thing that happens when the composer is still alive -- you can ask them how they want their piece to be played! The idea of "interpretation" largely comes from playing the music of dead people and trying to figure out what they meant. The living composers I know have a crystal-clear picture of what they want their music to sound like, and so they work with their conductor and musicians to get that across as accurately as possible. Including markings just makes that job easier, more efficient, and saves rehearsal time.
Aug
11
comment What are the principles for improvising over an ostinato?
Please do NOT try to artificially inflate the site's QPD statistic. Post good questions if they truly are good questions; otherwise, other important site statistics (like questions per answer) can suffer as a result.
Aug
11
comment Composing Music- Interpretation
I'm saying that when you're doing something brand new, you need to effectively communicate that, so typically this will result in more markings. Unless, of course, the "new music" you produce is based on drones, or is chance music, or uses an alternate system of notation, or isn't notated at all!
Aug
11
comment What are the principles of improvisation in newgrass music?
Individual questions on either of those points would probably be valid as well.
Aug
11
comment What are the principles of improvisation in newgrass music?
Is your question about the style differences between newgrass and bluegrass, or about what it means is to improvise generally? Both of those are on-topic, but for this question to be valid, you'd need to clarify both of those things.
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
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
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.