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I'm a software developer originally from Boulder, CO, currently working at Khan Academy in Mountain View, CA. In my spare time, I contribute to React, make music, and cook.


Jul
12
revised How to hold a bass guitar while playing
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Jul
8
comment How to prevent a string from breaking during a performance?
Great answer. Welcome to the site!
Jul
8
revised How to hold a bass guitar while playing
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Jul
5
revised What's so special about III ?
code formatting
Jul
3
comment Why can't I whistle and hum different notes at the same time?
Here's an interesting video demo about singing more than one note: youtube.com/watch?v=b0nI2f98ykw.
Jul
3
comment Must “first-time bars” and “second-time bars” appear together?
You can, however, have the "first-time bar" be more than just the first time ("1–3."); the "second-time bar" will still be the last ("4.").
Jul
3
comment How to play upstrokes with our hand when playing an acoustic guitar?
Good answer and welcome to music.se!
Jul
2
comment Recommend resources for learning to play art-rock–like music on keyboard/synthesizer
Your answer could be improved if you provided actual links and examples of such a site, instead of just suggesting a web search.
Jul
2
revised bass chord progressions in “Killing me softly”
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Jul
2
revised Incorporating modes in solos
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Jun
30
revised Recommend resources for learning to play art-rock–like music on keyboard/synthesizer
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Jun
28
awarded  Critic
Jun
27
revised Examples of songs or phrases played in different temperaments
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Jun
24
revised How to train recognizing chords by ear ?
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Jun
24
revised How to train recognizing chords by ear ?
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Jun
20
comment What are some common jazz chord progressions?
@jae: Without my (admittedly idiotic) misread, the question is merely a bad unanswerable question instead of a confusing one.
Jun
19
comment What are some common jazz chord progressions?
@DRL: The question has no real substance and doesn't provide any rationale for asking – a better question would have a specific goal in mind instead of asking for a list of progressions. (What does "improving jazz" even mean?)
Jun
13
revised How can I overcome the fear of performing in front of an audience?
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Jun
7
revised When learning a piece, concentrate on playing the beginning really well or the whole piece the same?
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Jun
5
awarded  Citizen Patrol