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I love Jesus, classical music, history, and Italian food, in that order. I also enjoy studying math.

I've been playing music for about five years now and I am proficient on the cornet and the recorder. I also play a little piano on the side.

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Nov
19
comment Is there software that can derive the musical notes from an audio file?
Yes, it could be improved and yes it is ambiguous. However, a question should not be closed for a lack of knowledge in the area.
Nov
19
comment Is there software that can derive the musical notes from an audio file?
@CarlWitthoft That's not a good reason for closing. Why don't you explain in an answer why this wouldn't work?
Nov
18
comment A plan for trying to get into making electronic music
Per the help center, "If you can imagine an entire book that answers your question, you’re asking too much." I suggest getting a book about the topic and if you have specific questions, ask those.
Nov
18
comment B flat minor - the key of death…seriously?
web.archive.org/web/20080213173415/http://www.library.yale.edu/…
Nov
10
comment What is a simple way to determine the notes in a scale?
@Tim Yeah, I just call them accidentals for lack of a better word (it's shorter than sharp/flats)
Nov
9
comment What is a simple way to determine the notes in a scale?
I'm not quite sure this is what the OP was asking, but it is a good answer in itself.
Nov
9
comment What is a simple way to determine the notes in a scale?
Are you talking about finding the notes of a scale, or finding the accidental signs in a key signature?
Nov
8
comment Maximize practice time on electronic drum kit
I know drummers who practice on acoustics and perform on electrics. They both use the same technique. The only difference is some electrics aren't as responsive as an acoustic.
Nov
2
comment How the time signature affects how to play a melody
"an accent is an emphasis placed on a particular note, either as a result of its context or specifically indicated by an accent mark". Context being the meter. Every time signature has conventional downbeats. E.g.: 3/4, **1** 2 3; 4/4, **1** 2 *3* 4;
Nov
2
comment How the time signature affects how to play a melody
For example, if I play three bars of music in 4/4 and the same music spread over four bars of 3/4, I will play the two phrases quite differently even though the notes are the same.
Nov
2
comment How the time signature affects how to play a melody
music.stackexchange.com/a/5625/1678. Meter is not only the measurement, but it defines the feel of the music. Perhaps a computer might interpret the two the same, but when played right, they will be accented differently.
Nov
2
comment How the time signature affects how to play a melody
12/8 has four accented beats. 4/4 only has two. 12/8 will also have a more triplet-like feel to it.
Nov
2
comment How the time signature affects how to play a melody
I was assuming the beats would be divided into their natural durations. 4/4 will sound like 2/2 if each measure is divided into two half-notes.
Oct
29
comment Yamaha YPG: 235 : shifting octaves
You can also change the main octave shift (e.g. up 2 octaves or down 1 octave). Instructions are on page 76 of the manual under voice functions. This might be easier and more convenient if you are just shifting by octaves.
Oct
28
comment seeking a piece or study, melodic minor
This question appears to be off-topic because it is about recommendations of pieces to play.
Oct
21
comment Is there some trick for counterpoint beyond 2 voices?
This is a rather broad question, so the best advice I could give you is to get a good book on counterpoint or harmony. For example, Walter Piston's Harmony or Counterpoint.
Oct
11
comment Should one write # or b?
@Tim Copy-paste or &#9838;.
Oct
11
comment Should one write # or b?
Yeah. I wrote it out at first, but I re-wrote that sentence and didn't check to see if it made any sense. I'm not sure what the OP's trying to ask now.
Oct
11
comment What gives 'Winter Song' by Nico a medieval sound?
That piece simply holds qualities associated with music written for medieval-themed films. Music written in the medieval ages would sound more like this: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Ex_organum.ogg. That piece is definitely not medieval music.
Sep
21
comment How to disassemble a tuba for cleaning
Hmm. I assumed he was talking about oiling it. Yes, giving it a bath is another matter. My experience with brass is limited to the cornet and giving a tuba a bath is a whole different league. I'm probably not the most qualified person to comment on tuba baths. :P