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Essex born programmer and researcher at Microsoft's lab in Cambridge. Dad. Opera lover. Keen but shite violinist. Too many hobbies and obsessions to list!


Sep
17
awarded  Nice Question
Sep
16
revised Easy guitar songs without lyrics
Adding recommendation
Sep
16
answered Easy guitar songs without lyrics
Sep
16
revised How to avoid excessive bow-hair damage when playing “scratch percussion” on string instruments?
adding cello stuff, though that means this probably is not even an answer for cellists :-(
Sep
16
answered How to avoid excessive bow-hair damage when playing “scratch percussion” on string instruments?
Sep
16
suggested suggested edit on Why is music for strings more likely to be in keys with sharps?
Sep
16
comment Why is music for strings more likely to be in keys with sharps?
Great answer. Would you cite the names of the two collections used?
Sep
16
comment What's the purpose of a sound post?
Jim Woodhouse sometimes gives talks at science festivals etc. to open up his group's research work on bowed instruments to a general audience. One of the things he does is to dislodge the sound post while a violinist plays. As you can guess from leftroundabout's wonderful answer the effect is dramatic - the sound drops off immediately.
Sep
15
revised Tuning hierarchy for orchestras
added 6 characters in body
Sep
14
revised Tuning hierarchy for orchestras
deleted 3 characters in body
Sep
14
answered Tuning hierarchy for orchestras
Sep
14
accepted What does “gajo” mean as a musical directive on sheet music
Sep
14
revised What does “gajo” mean as a musical directive on sheet music
adding photo
Sep
14
asked What does “gajo” mean as a musical directive on sheet music
Sep
10
revised What are some techniques to alter a repeated phrase
Adding link to referenced answer (or at least the answer that covers 'tension')
Sep
10
suggested suggested edit on What are some techniques to alter a repeated phrase
Jul
28
awarded  Necromancer
Jul
14
comment Travelling with electric violin under revised airport security rules
I missed this on my first reading but I think your point about headphones holds the key. I don't even need a portable practise device, headphones will plug directly into the preamp built into my electric violin.
Jul
14
accepted Travelling with electric violin under revised airport security rules
Jul
14
answered Travelling with electric violin under revised airport security rules