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Mar
8
answered Find LSB/MSB values for voices in Yamaha CP5's MIDI implementation
Mar
6
answered What are the Solfège names of the semitones between the basic do, re, mi, etc?
Feb
27
answered Recruitment and Retention of Choir Students at Native American Reservation High School
Feb
26
comment What is intellectual experience of music?
pattern in sound and in TIME, don't ya think?
Feb
20
comment Should I be grabbing piano key?
Well, you definitely don't want your hands spreading out as you hit the same notes in (very fast) succession as that causes tension. I think it's just a result of leaving your fingers "un-tensed" (i don't think that's a word). Where I came across this is in one of this guy's videos about technique. He has a LOT of videos though and I forget exactly which one it is - youtube.com/user/joshwrightpiano?feature=watch (but I do recommend watching them)
Feb
20
answered Should I be grabbing piano key?
Feb
7
comment Are some synthesizers and keyboards able to interchange sounds?
also, software synthesizers have a much easier job of sending sounds between each other. At least the samples can be moved from one to the next. Often the preset "realtime" parameters and effects parameters as well. So be careful which software synth you pick.
Feb
7
answered Are some synthesizers and keyboards able to interchange sounds?
Jan
31
comment Electronic drums in apartment
if you're using headphones, do your neighbors really complain? The dull thumps really make it through the walls that well?
Jan
9
revised Is there any midi software that can display in real-time the notes I play next to the “real” score?
link was incorrect...
Jan
4
comment What does a duplicated note in a chord mean?
ok thanks - I'm learning ClaireDeLune and there are a couple of these "double duration same note"s in there, too.
Jan
3
comment What does a duplicated note in a chord mean?
ok, so this means that the double note is there to appease the composer, then? As far as actually playing this, there's only one dang key involved and it can't be played twice at the same time :) So you hit F#4, hold it for a half note (or pedal it) and use whatever velocity you think will make the arpeggio and held note "work", eh?
Jan
3
comment What does a duplicated note in a chord mean?
when you say two voices do you mean 2 different types of instruments or something? So if I'm playing this as a solo piano only piece, I'd just play the half note?
Dec
31
comment How Can I Replicate The Sound Of An Instrument?
software synthesis is a big topic. I'd recommend looking at sourceforge.net/apps/trac/fluidsynth The math is weird for software synthesis. And usually you write a softsynth in c++. Good luck to ya.
Dec
30
answered Extract midi files from Roland electronic drums
Dec
22
answered Completely computer music: good or bad?
Dec
22
comment Free MIDI editing software with a Piano Roll view
Thanks so much! It's finally submitted now. I'd never know about it without your report. VirusTotal.com says it's fine per Norton, but Norton says it's not, eh? Sheesh. Start antivirus company. Get paid. Harness every developer in the world to do your job for you for free. Profit.
Dec
22
comment Free MIDI editing software with a Piano Roll view
thanks for that, I used VirusTotal.com on the website, the install exe and all the exes in it and can't find the one with the problem :( Does the virus checker tell you which file it doesn't like? Or is it maybe the site? I get so frustrated trying to track down these bugs in antivirus software.
Dec
21
comment Free MIDI editing software with a Piano Roll view
argh. can ya tell me which antivirus please? Gotta submit the ooooole false positive thingy.
Dec
21
answered Free MIDI editing software with a Piano Roll view