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Computer Programmer Piano Player


Jul
5
comment How do I connect my musical instrument to a computer?
That's GOOD! Here's something similar for midi from my website: pianocheetah.com/piano/midi.html Do you got a website, Slim? From reading your answers, I see you have plenty of content for such a thing:)
Jun
8
comment What is another term for a voice on a synthesizer?
Yeah, I was talking about the term when you're within the world of synthesis. Not in the whole world of music, per se. A voice in a synth can have timbres (waveforms) piled on top of each other, swapped in and out, morphed between like any other parameter of sound.
Jun
8
comment What is another term for a voice on a synthesizer?
Well, you said "voice" - that's the term. I thought you were looking for what the term is called in the "synthesizer vernacular"... pitchbending is pretty common in blues and pop on synthesizer, guitar and other acoustic instruments. The note starts, pitch changes continuously to the note a half or whole step up or down, then ends. So when talking about synthesizers, the term "program" or "preset" usually refers to the parameters of a sound. "voice" usually refers to a note event being played.
Jun
8
answered What is another term for a voice on a synthesizer?
May
6
comment Drums - Having trouble playing bass 16th notes
I'm no expert... do the usual - slow way down till you can do it to that slowww tempo. Also, I think 16ths on kick are usually done with 2 pedals on the kick drum, eh?
May
5
awarded  Citizen Patrol
May
1
answered Why is a grand piano better than an upright piano?
May
1
answered Sight reading (“two hands”) for one non-performers?
Apr
30
answered How to practice endurance to be able to play boogie woogie pieces?
Apr
17
awarded  Yearling
Apr
15
answered How to keep ANY progress and have fun again
Apr
8
answered When we sing loudly does volume change or pitch?
Apr
3
comment Realistic long-term goals for an adult piano learner? (Limits of adult learning)
> I don't think any person who started the piano at an age above 10 or 12 has ever played Rach3 - Says who? Go ask on Pianoworld.com forums and see for yourself. (There are literally thousands of people who started playing as adults there.) I'll bet you're wrong.
Mar
29
comment Is a digital or acoustic piano a better option for a beginner (sound and feel)?
I haven't researched acoustics much, but I thought at $4000, you were lookin at something used.
Mar
27
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Mar
27
answered Is a digital or acoustic piano a better option for a beginner (sound and feel)?
Mar
26
answered What is the standard closed hi hat hit notation?
Mar
20
comment Plateau in speed increases
As a programmer, yes, I can tell you're a programmer. A surprising percentage of "us" make music.
Mar
19
comment Plateau in speed increases
I don't know guitar. But in my piano world, I've heard that you won't improve muscle memory on the same day. You -program- your muscle memory by stressing it correctly that day. Then you -sleep- which rewires your brain=>fingers so your brain is effectively soldered directly for that action. More practice+sleep reps is what does the trick. Well, that and an overall long range improvement in "general skills".
Mar
15
comment Any tool to vizualise musical playing in 3D aka in many dimensions?
unfortunately, all my links are old:( There are quite a few apps out there, though. Most are just "interesting to watch", though. Not helpful for piano practice. There's my app pianocheetah.com/tutorial/screenshots.html scroll down to see pitch in x dir and note in color and time in y dir. The only non-dead link I've got is to some silly flash things: soundtoys.net/tags/soundtoys