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I play the double bass, electric bass, most brass instruments - with a preference for the low - and some other instruments, as well as sing (choir, á capella and solo). I know a fair bit of music theory and arranging, as well as some musical acoustics. I have a huge crush on musical instruments in general. My main focus is jazz and related genres, but I find myself in other contexts now and then.


Jun
30
comment Finding the “Starting point” when creating a composition or score
+1 Truly great answer pointing out the importance and effect of consiously deciding on limits. I've never thought of limits as being a compositional driving force this clearly before.
Jun
21
comment Accessible Instruments While Away From Home
+1 Great ideas. @Tanaki: You could perhaps also find a local church hosting a piano, where you might talk yourself to piano access and practice time.
May
25
comment tips for initiating a music (jazz) festival
Some things you probably should sort out: Finding a venue; sorting out sound and light engineering; ticket booking and administering; staffing; artist lodging; press relations; getting and setting up (including tuning of) "non-movable" instruments such as (grand) pianos.
May
21
comment Ambidextrous instruments
@carl:Why would a regular trombone (w/o valves) be non-trivial to switch over? Except for my left arm being untrained I've found no problems when I've tried it.
May
21
comment Octave apart voicing
You should state which idiom your voice leading question applies to. (Although judging from your previous questions I have a qualified guess, but the random reader might not know.)
May
13
comment Biggest differences between 4 mallet grips
@CodyGuldner: Block chords refers to a way of homophonically playing a musical line with four part harmony. This is often employed by jazz pianists and jazz vibraphonists in melody and solo playing, as well as being a standard tool in jazz arranging for wind instruments.
May
13
comment Drum set made from towels/pillows
I suspect that the reason for asking this question is that the answers that OP @wwwuser got for the linked similar question didn't solve the problem enough :-)
May
8
comment One note sounding louder than others - resonance? What to do?
For violins, celli, and the like there are wolf tone elimitators that can be applied to the instrument. Perhaps there is something similar for guitars?
May
1
comment Why is a grand piano better than an upright piano?
Actually gravity is too slow to come into play. The hammers are very quickly kicked back by the string when the strike impulse (wave) is returning in inverted form after having "bounced" at the closest solid end node. This has been proven with high speed cameras. However grand pianos have more sophisticated keyboard mechanics than uprights, with a special feature that enables quick repeated hits without returning the key all the way up before accepting the next hit and thus can be played "faster" in passages with repeated notes.
Apr
22
comment What does it mean to be tone-deaf musically and how does one improve?
There is also this wiki-question listing song start interval songs: music.stackexchange.com/questions/7805/…
Apr
22
comment Teaching a student to match pitch
Can she find a given tone using an instrument, e.g. the piano, when allowed to "search" for it?
Apr
19
comment When following a lesson should I make it perfect before going to the next lession
This question is related and might give further guidance: music.stackexchange.com/questions/6910/…
Apr
3
comment Why note B is marked with H in Scandinavia and Germany?
Did you mean to wtite "the soft b form was used to indicate any note which was a half-step below..."?
Apr
1
comment Why note B is marked with H in Scandinavia and Germany?
Here it is: music.stackexchange.com/questions/6663/…
Mar
30
comment Why note B is marked with H in Scandinavia and Germany?
I've seen the answer to this somewhere here at music.SE, but I can't find it now. Maybe it was in a series of comments. I'm pretty sure that the mistake-theory was supposedly wrong.
Mar
23
comment In Apple Logic 9, what are “GM Device” tracks?
I don't know Pro Logic, but I'm guessing that your MIDI files contain General MIDI instrument type information and that Pro Logic acts upon that. Guess this doesn't help you though...
Mar
19
comment Getting a youth band to look up
@DanHulme: Sorry about that. :-( I guess it's too difficult and not a very good exercise. I hope you didn't loose credability for trying out stuff.
Mar
9
comment Is it possible to play a low A on a recorder
I believe OP is asking for "trick fingerings", like covering the bottom hole, to produce an A below the lowest C on a C recorder (probably a soprano unless OP has extremely long fingers :-)
Mar
9
comment Is it possible to play a low A on a recorder
Using a sub-subcontrabass recorder you can play very low A:s. ;-P
Mar
5
comment Tuning new strings on an acoustic guitar
Did you change to the same string gauge? Heavier or lighter string gauge might have an impact on the intonation, which could be your problem.