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May
19
comment How to learn piano without owning a piano?
And you're sensitive to people telling you... So that kinda sounds like you're under stress... The wedding is =IN= the question. I may not know everything. But I know -my- wedding was stressful. OP can, of course, do what he pleases.
May
19
comment How to learn piano without owning a piano?
Ummm, so you haven't been married yet, eh?
May
18
awarded  Nice Answer
May
17
comment How to learn piano without owning a piano?
@ChrisCirefice now, you have been married right? Your's wasn't very stressful? My opinion is sure - learn the piano, sure, great. But kick back on your wedding day.
May
16
comment How to learn piano without owning a piano?
Oh you've got a year - that should be manageable if it's a simple enough song. The church must have a piano, but they may charge to practice on it... Good luck to ya. I sure wouldn't bite into something like that for my wedding day:)
May
16
answered How to learn piano without owning a piano?
May
16
answered Cymbal rolls on electronic drums
May
6
comment Is there a general term for a single note or a chord?
an event is a notedown, noteup, or control change (like tempo, master volume, pitchbend, pedal, etc, etc) So a 3 note chord has 6 events. I kinda don't think event would work.
May
6
comment Is there a general term for a single note or a chord?
Yep. For me (working on a piano practice midi sequencer), a note set is all the notes that start at the same time (within a given track). It's useful for syncing time to where you're currently playing if you don't want to force the player to march to a metronome (if you want them to be able to use rubato, etc). Standard notation kind of forces the durations to be the same across a stem. If you have 2 notes with different durations that start at the same time, you HAVE to split it into 2 stems that happen at the same time.
May
6
answered Is there a general term for a single note or a chord?
May
5
answered What are the true frequencies of the piano keys?
Apr
23
comment Examples of acoustic instruments producing sounds very close to pure square, triangle or sawtooth waves
But only generally. None of those are pure square/tri/saw waves as a digital oscillator would make em. Their timbre changes -very- dramatically over the lifetime of a note. That's what makes them sound better. Your ear gets bored of a static sin wave =real= fast and starts ignoring it. The timbre changes in an acoustic instrument keep your ear (and brain) tuned in.
Apr
23
awarded  Enlightened
Apr
23
awarded  Nice Answer
Apr
20
comment How can I create loopable bounces for video games?
yeah, ask whoever's writing the code for the game if it'll take seperate midi tracks for motifs and swapping styles in regenerating the background track from chord symbols. If it's coded well enough, you could have a lot more control over how things are arranged.
Apr
17
awarded  Yearling
Apr
15
comment Where can I go to play an acoustic piano regularly?
True. Same for me. I could fit an upright in my microscopic living room, but, mmmm, if I'm going acoustic, it'll have to be a grand.
Apr
15
comment Where can I go to play an acoustic piano regularly?
i am PRETTY sure he was jokin'...
Apr
15
answered Where can I go to play an acoustic piano regularly?
Apr
12
comment Looking for a high level Music Programming language
I'm using c++ on win32. It's not the tool, it's the project you make with it. That's a pretty loosely defined project you got so far... And let's face it. People make way better music than computers ever have. And ever will.