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Computer Programmer Piano Player


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'...
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?