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bio website dudewheysmehblog.blogspot.com
location Pittsburgh, PA
age 29
visits member for 2 years, 6 months
seen Apr 10 at 18:15

Pursuing my MBA/MSE at Carnegie Mellon University (Dec 2014 grad date) & interned in PwC's IT Strategy and Enterprise Architecture practice (Summer 2013). Before my Masters, I was a Software QA Tester with a dual Bachelors in Business Management and Economics. Aside from work and study, I dabble in Music, Philosophy, Games, and other random interesting things.


Apr
8
comment Which chords are recommended for checking guitar tuning?
+1, I always check with a standard G major
Mar
13
comment What does the notation (B-D) mean?
It might be a variation of B/D (meaning play a B chord with a D in the root)...
Jul
10
comment What does 'on' mean in chord notation?
@Luke, correct, but understanding inversions can help with understanding the why behind slash notation.
Jun
20
comment How to prevent a string from breaking during a performance?
+1 for the Steve Vai quip!
Jun
8
comment What does it mean to write a song in a certain key?
@bobobobo See the last paragraph of my answer below for one such advantage.
May
23
comment What instruments are inexpensive, portable and not too loud?
Would something like the Korg Kaossilator be okay? You can play with headphones, fit in your backpack, plug it into your computer and record music with it (like in Garageband or Adobe Audition), and pick one up for around $100 (new) or $50-$80 (used).
May
18
comment How to prevent snare rattle?
Check these sites and see if they help: Broken Opportunity, Sweet Water, and Drum chat
May
14
comment How do you play guitar dead notes quickly switching?
+1 for tip on how to avoid harmonics -- OP's main issue.
May
14
comment On the guitar, if I play a song which is in the key of D, where should I put the capo?
+1 - I'd also recommend to capo at the 2nd fret.
May
14
comment Why is the highest frequency on a piano 4186 Hertz?
+1 for the clothes analogy.
Dec
8
comment Which instrument can a person play with 2 malformed fingers on each hand?
Oh, I thought the problem was only on the left hand. If it's on both hands, it wouldn't make a difference -- the same issues you will face either way. Might I suggest instead becoming a vocalist? You can also try the harmonica or if you want to stick with a stringed instrument, maybe something like the Santoor would work:Santoor, Wikipedia.