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bio website PianoCheetah.com
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Computer Programmer Piano Player


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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.
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comment Where can I go to play an acoustic piano regularly?
i am PRETTY sure he was jokin'...
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.
Apr
9
comment Two consecutive mdi note-on of the same pitch misbehaving
oh yeah. hmmm. so the situation is you have a chord, say C,E,G playing for a bar with an arpeggio across at say the 2nd quarter note on each qnote for the same C,E,G, right? If you think about how you'ld play that live, the arpeggio notes would need to pick up the remaining duration of the overlapped chord. So I guess if you want short overlapped notes, you'll need 2 channels for each guitar string if you don't want to bother with how it'd be played live. One channel for the string and another channel for overlaps on the same string.
Mar
6
comment Why do we use so complicated notation?
well, i wasn't saying that his notation was GOOD for melody, just that it could only possibly show melody. Not chords, etc.
Mar
6
comment Co-writing with others
Hey, don't try to wrap US up in an argument between you and your girlfriend. But, ok, I'm gonna side with her. You can swap new chords in and it'll sound like the same song. Lyrics and melody are usually what drive any pop song. She wins. And not just cuz she's a girl.
Feb
23
comment Why doesn't Traktor update the key and BPM fields after I analyze the track?
ask the developers who wrote the software...
Feb
15
comment Why is the basis of Jazz harmony tetrads (7th chords)?
you mean "in addition to", not "instead of". And I'm pretty sure you know why - it just sounds better, eh?
Jan
28
comment Rests & Their Usefulness in Drums
with standard notation, you can only sort of tell when the note starts by looking at it's spacing. But when things get busy, the spacing can change wildly. This rubber banding of time makes rests necessary. Without the rubber banding, standard notation would take up a lot more space (as piano roll notation does). But if things are always busy anyway, like they usually are with drums, piano roll notation can be a lot better. (my opinion)
Jan
24
comment Chord notation for stacked and inverted chords or intervals?
P stands for perfect. Which I thiiiink means has no minor/major alterations. (perfect unison, perfect fifth, etc)
Jan
22
comment How to enhance a basic drum kit without buying
No answer here. But I just hit guitarcenter recently. A good Yamaha set with all the drums,cyms is $1000. And the snare has multiple zones. That's what -I'm- doin':)
Jan
17
comment Composing For Drums as a Non-drummer
That's a pretty open ended question. If you want a real answer you'll probably have to narrow it down. If you wanna do it right, find a drum teacher, buy a set, and start down the path. Otherwise, just stick with the "if it sounds good, it is good" rule.
Jan
7
comment How much practicing time per week is enough to progress with piano for beginner?
Oops :) Yep. Same deal.
Jan
3
comment Is there a color code for notes?
I'm not sure he's thought that out too well... On his lower diagram, F is orange. I'm not sure how he justifies starting the hue somewhere other than C=hue of 0?
Oct
24
comment Looking for a list of common 4-note chords
rats - formatting is messed up and I can't fix it. If one of the site editor dudes could fix it, I'd appreciate that... In the mean time... 4, 2, 6, m2, m6, 7, M7, m7, mM7, dim7, m7b5, 7sus, 7b5, 7#5, M7#5
Oct
15
comment What musical scales should I include in my electronic musical composition tool
got a link? :) (adding more characters so it'll be 15 characters in length cuz site whines about this...)
Aug
29
comment Note naming convention while creating scales
@NReilingh I can't figure out how to make that chat thing work to save my life (and I'm a computer programmer!) You can go ahead and chop out my comments if you don't mind.
Aug
27
comment Note naming convention while creating scales
@Tim scale spelling is also used to place notes on the staff. Spelling a scale is not too difficult. The trick comes when there are notes outside the scale used. There are 5 notes outside the major scale that must be placed on the staff if used. Standard notation specifies which line/space and whether to #/b/X/bb/% the note.
Aug
27
comment Note naming convention while creating scales
@Tim I don't know what you mean by "the major scale is the starting point for notes"... Are you familiar with the naming of intervals? In C minor, m6 and m7 would be Ab and Bb while M6 and M7 would be A and B. But they'd be spelled out in sheet music with m6 and m7 at A and B with keysig flatting them both and M6 and M7 would be naturalled
Aug
26
comment Note naming convention while creating scales
@NReilingh well, the aug or dim5 wouldn't show up in sheet music on the same line as the 5th. So it wouldn't be spelled with the letter of the 5th... Right? Scale spellings map which line/space the note sits in.