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bio website eecs.berkeley.edu/~loarie
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http://www.linkedin.com/pub/phil-loarie/0/167/806


Jan
6
comment How drummers and percussionist should handle change in time signature?
+1, Score for the minimalists!
Jan
6
comment Electric guitar trapezoid inlay protruding from fretboard
Dr. Mayhem, You are a brave soul (just cuz I would be scared to mess it up), so Kudos for the walk through !
Dec
3
comment What is this scale?
+1 for good work.
Dec
3
comment Why is the aeolian mode the minor scale?
@Dom: Remember that Music Theory is based on the practice of music. Also recall that there are 3 forms of minor scales based on such usage: Natural, Melodic, and Harmonic minors.
Nov
19
comment B flat minor - the key of death…seriously?
Thank you for "Doctrine of Ethos" something I wish to learn more about now, +1 for that.
Nov
19
comment Is there software that can derive the musical notes from an audio file?
Carl, I respectfully submit to you that we can safely assume when some one uses the word "note" in the context of music it should be interpreted as a notation for both pitch, duration, and touch (e.g. tremolo, pizzicato, etc).
Sep
30
comment What is this part of the guitar called (see pic)?
Well thank you for the info.
Sep
20
comment How would one create music based on the principles of Cubism?
No reply so far, but I will keep you posted should one come my way.
Sep
12
comment How would one create music based on the principles of Cubism?
FYI I have sent an email to Prof. Magnuson with this question too.
Sep
12
comment How would one create music based on the principles of Cubism?
+1 for sure for your excellent research, Prof. Phillip Magnuson makes some very useful connections between music and art movements of the 20th century. Thank you for that link.
Sep
12
comment How would one create music based on the principles of Cubism?
Thank you @jjmusicnotes, your pointer to Stravinsky is a real gem, certainly appreciated. I will follow up with this lead.
Aug
26
comment What contributes to good piano posture?
Excellent, and mentioning the stretches makes this wonderful. No matter what instrument you play, stretches will help and so will taking deep breathes while you warm up.
Aug
22
comment How to compose a simple “introduction” to a short musical piece?
Well, thank you for the additional correct terms. It is always best to use the proper nomenclature, but 'upside down' and 'backwards' get to the point faster.
Aug
22
comment What is the best way to break using the pedal too frequently?
Disconnect the pedal, or put a box over it so you can't engage it.
Aug
21
comment How to compose a simple “introduction” to a short musical piece?
You are 100% correct, but aren't we splitting hairs?
Aug
20
comment How to make your own samples?
This will be very helpful as you all ready have an understanding and practice of melody, harmony, rhythm, etc. Piano is a great start since it covers the entire range of traditional pitches and you have no doubt developed a sense of form from the music you already learned.
Aug
20
comment How to make your own samples?
Learn about Foley sound to understand recording of sounds in general. As far as music creation, which instruments have you learned as this is a good start by simply playing instruments you already know.
Aug
14
comment How do I improve my physical stamina for oboe playing?
Swim a mile every day. This will improve your lung capacity and loosen up your whole body. You don't have to swim the same stroke, just get in a lap pool, use different strokes and mix it up, change every 5 to 10 laps: breaststroke with frog kick, Aussie Crawl, backstroke, then add a kick board. Also try the kick board between your legs and pull with your arms. Allow 45 minutes to 1 hour.
Aug
9
comment Tutorials or advice on layering synths
Great answer which for an old fart like me is refreshing.
Aug
8
comment Tutorials or advice on layering synths
A complete description (make and model) of your rig would be very helpful: synthesizer, USB or other interface, mixer, computer (cpu type, memory), recording software, audio monitor or headphones. Example, Yamaha S08, Tascam U800 USB interface, Dell PC XPS 8700 i7 with 32 GB of memory, Vegas Pro 12, BOSE Computer MusicMonitor.