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bio website PianoCheetah.com
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Computer Programmer Piano Player


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
Mar
14
answered Any tool to vizualise musical playing in 3D aka in many dimensions?
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?