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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
5
comment Why do minor keys sound “sad”?
@UlfÅkerstedt: Edited a bit, let me know if you think this is better.
Dec
23
comment What stretches should I be do doing to reduce my chance of injury from long term playing?
Closing even though the linked question is guitar-specific because this question seems to broad to be answered well.
Sep
2
comment Trumpet low C♯ and D
@Gauthier: Not sure why it happened, but using <pre> to wrap the text works and prevents jTab from kicking in.
Sep
1
comment Trumpet low C♯ and D
@Gauthier: I simply merged in your "answer", as it belonged better as an edit to the question.
Aug
15
comment Why are instrumental tracks also called “minus one tracks”?
Presumably simply an "instrumental track", as you noted in your original question.
Aug
15
comment Why are instrumental tracks also called “minus one tracks”?
@Pacerier: What do you mean, what's the toothpaste definition of "minus one"?
Aug
10
comment Is there a mandolin-like instrument with guitar-like tone and range?
Nice answer and welcome to the site!
Jul
20
comment How to transcribe music by ear?
I've removed the signature from your post; interested readers can already click on your name to see your profile and more info about you.
Jul
20
comment What to look for when buying a digital piano for a beginner?
Welcome to the site! This is a good answer, but could be improved if you added some more detail to each item.
Jul
19
comment How to become a DJ
You don't seem to have elaborated on what specifically you're looking for, which is what was asked for. There are several pages online that have some guidelines; what about them is lacking and what are you confused about?
Jul
13
comment Need help with a measure within Mozart's 'Rondo alla Turca'
@Noldorin: Anyone can suggest an edit regardless of rep. (But 2000 is still the threshold for unreviewed editing.)
Jul
13
comment Need help with a measure within Mozart's 'Rondo alla Turca'
@Noldorin: You should be able to suggest an edit by clicking the edit button.
Jul
13
comment Need help with a measure within Mozart's 'Rondo alla Turca'
Good point; that's what I had tried to say in my final point. (I couldn't think of a better way to notate it. Also, this way it aligns with the two printed 32nd notes, which is probably desirable.)
Jul
12
comment Are there alternatives to developing calluses when learning guitar?
Have you ever tried this? Did it work out for you?
Jul
8
comment How to prevent a string from breaking during a performance?
Great answer. Welcome to the site!
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.
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.