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Computer Programmer Piano Player


Aug
25
comment Piano question how many times to do “that”
umm, that's a question only you can answer. depends on the song arrangement you pick, your piano teacher, and how dedicated you are.
Aug
13
comment Can someone learn practicing piano with a MIDI keyboard?
It's not so much that you need more muscle strength for a true keyboard. More that your hand can't rest stress-free on the lite keys - you have to physically hold them up. And stress-free is a big deal playing piano. You also have more delicate control over weighted keys.
Aug
12
comment Is an inversion a different chord, or a different voicing?
Gotcha - thanks
Aug
11
comment Is an inversion a different chord, or a different voicing?
As a piano player, this seems weird to me. Not a different voicing when the octaves are DIFFERENT? Even if the bass player is doing bass, I'd say the arrangement is different. I mean, sure, original and inverted will sound similar. But you want to pay careful attention to that if you're on piano following strict voice leading with a vocalist, eh?
Aug
9
comment What are the principles for improvising over an ostinato?
Well, you can win here. If you truly want an answer, start with one very specific question and provide what you've researched or know so far. This place gives great answers. If you need to answer a similar question, wait and see your response on the first.
Aug
8
comment What are the principles for improvising over an ostinato?
you are making a million questions... if you provide your understanding of improv for the style so far, you might get some answers. you're kind of asking for a blank check...
Jul
16
comment How to consistently sing with energy?
this sort of vague question is what a vocal teacher will answer well and we won't answer well
Jul
15
comment What are some rythmically complex songs (with a large amount of time signatures)?
i don't think there's a definitive answer for this question. But Rush is known for changing time signatures aaaaall the time.
Jul
9
comment What is a good freeware MIDI editor for minor changes running on Windows?
do you need the source? I've got a closed source one (windows) on pianocheetah.com (my personal site)
Jun
12
comment Note length line (beam) placement in numbered musical notation
Why would you use that notation? Nobody will know it and it's not even something you can do with straight text. What does it offer that beats standard notation?
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
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
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.
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
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
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'...