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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.


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?
edited body; edited tags
Jun
7
revised When learning a piece, concentrate on playing the beginning really well or the whole piece the same?
edited tags; edited title
Jun
5
awarded  Citizen Patrol
Jun
4
awarded  Good Answer
Jun
4
comment Music education audio lessons
Have you used this product? How did it work for you?
Jun
3
revised What is a string skipping exercise?
deleted 19 characters in body
Jun
3
revised What types of guitars are used for spanish music?
deleted 2 characters in body
Jun
3
revised Do you count mental practice when counting total practice time for the day?
deleted 128 characters in body
Jun
3
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Music education audio lessons
Jun
3
revised What are some qualities to consider when purchasing a cello?
edited body; edited title
Jun
3
revised acoustic-guitar wiki excerpt
added 47 characters in body
Jun
3
reviewed Approve suggested edit on acoustic-guitar tag wiki excerpt
May
31
awarded  Enthusiast
May
30
comment How many voices do violins usually play in modern orchestral music
Aren't the three tags (instrumentation orchestration voicing) almost synonymous, though? We probably don't need all three!
May
30
comment How many voices do violins usually play in modern orchestral music
@MatthewRead Perhaps instrumentation or orchestration would be an appropriate tag.
May
25
revised Is this piece of renaissance music really in the locrian mode?
edited tags
May
22
revised Trumpet low C♯ and D
appended answer 916 as supplemental; deleted 30 characters in body
May
21
awarded  Quorum