23,016 reputation
149112
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. 


20h
comment How to create speedy notes?
Not qualified for a full answer, but you can get some clues from chopin to be sure: when he sweeps across the entire keyboard, the intervals tend to be larger at the bottom and smaller at the top -- this is consistent with how the ear likes to hear harmony (see harmonic series).
21h
comment How to create speedy notes?
I think one important concept for this is the notion of these sequences not being melodic but gestural. Each individual note is important, but they are not being perceived as individual notes -- the entire sequence (in the case of Chopin) is perceived by the listener as one.
Dec
9
comment Position of white dots in guitar fretboard
Not sure where the downvote is from, but one really specific thing I notice is that technically speaking, fretboards are (typically) equal-tempered, not well-tempered.
Dec
7
comment Looking for notation software with good playback
I was going to close as software-rec, but I believe this has a valid question about synthesis methods.
Dec
7
comment New Jackson Rhoads RRXMG control knob confusion
After looking at some of the online resources, it really seems like the consistency isn't very high with this model -- Jackson's own website shows a picture with three knobs, but only claims to have a master tone and master volume. Another site claims one master volume and two tone knobs. If you do bring the guitar to a shop, they should be able to rewire it to your preferences.
Dec
6
comment Help with interpreting notation in Chopin's nocturne op. 9 no. 2
On the last example, the "freely" manner of playing those notes comes from the "senza tempo" marking just before. The significance of the small notes in this case just means they don't count rhythmically against the meter of that measure. You'll note that the two dotted half notes that make up the "big note" rhythm of the bar still equal a full measure of 12/8 time.
Dec
6
comment Methods in Singing Synthesis
Ah, sure -- I'll bet there are some interesting peer-reviewed journal articles on the subject.
Dec
6
comment Methods in Singing Synthesis
Have you heard of "vocaloids"?
Dec
5
comment How do I convert music to a mathematical formula?
I think this question is too open-ended and requires a little more research on your part to learn and decide what you're going for here. There are dozens of ways to write music for any given irrational number, so clearly that's not a 1:1 relationship. And technically speaking, I could scan some sheet music to turn it in to a "formula" of digital symbols, and then print it out again to "convert back".
Nov
24
comment Does 3/4 time signature differ from 6/8?
@CarlWitthoft Reverted. I agree its useful information.
Nov
16
comment 1/4 to 1/8 jack problem
+1 -- This is much more likely than the adapter being faulty. You still have the problem of instrument level->mic/line level, though.
Nov
16
comment 1/4 to 1/8 jack problem
It really depends on your specific equipment. You need to figure out if your laptop input is mic level or line level, and if your amp has an appropriate output--this would usually be marked "DI Out", and you may need to consult your manual to find out what level it is at. Be very careful with those 1/4" jacks--the same type of cable is occasionally even used to power speakers, and you don't want to go and fry your laptop by accident.
Nov
15
comment Is “You shouldn't play all 6 strings together on an electric guitar” good teaching?
If it sounds, it is.
Nov
3
comment Do I need a pop filter when I'm recording guitars?
@JCPedroza I accept the rebuke!
Nov
3
comment Teaching Bandmates to Count
@DanHulme Possibly "whupped".
Oct
20
comment Electronic Wind Instrument technique resources
OP: Could you add some information about why you've chosen a flute fingering map? Do you have experience playing the C transverse flute, or any other woodwind instruments? If the EWI is your only instrument, a different fingering map might be more appropriate.
Oct
20
comment Electronic Wind Instrument technique resources
@Kevin You are right about questions that are broadly asking about broad topics, but there's nothing wrong with long answers. This question seems fine with a little clarification, as it has some specific problems it is looking to solve.
Oct
18
comment Is “16va” proper notation?
@supercat You're not wrong! I think some of the contemporary usage in the English speaking world comes from teachers and students equating '8va' with "octave above" and '8vb' with "octave below" even though it should really be "ottava" on its own.
Oct
11
comment Chord analysis of Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto No.2 Movement 1 mm 86
Can you edit the question to include your current thought process on the matter? What does it look like to you, and what is giving you doubts? Straight analysis (like a homework question) is generally off-topic, but it's much better if we can help you solve a problem.
Oct
9
comment Four dotted sixteenths in a triplet
@Widor True, but this typesetting is from 2007. The best answer to "why?" would probably be to contact Jayme Mendonça Luna Filho who set this edition and ask him directly...