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bio website hopefulramble.blogspot.com
location Florianópolis, Brazil
age 27
visits member for 2 years, 4 months
seen Sep 29 at 14:01

I'm Elias Dorneles: software engineer, musician and addicted to learning things.

I like open source software, Udacity/KhanAcademy/Coursera, Python, Bash, Groovy & Grails, Javascript, GNU/Linux/Ubuntu, Wikipedia, fingerstyle guitar, Tommy Emmanuel, Chet Atkins, Jerry Reed and reading everything that I can.


Sep
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awarded  Nice Answer
Jan
14
comment My mandible is abnormal — can I play the trumpet?
Just in case you guys care, I've got myself a trumpet about a week after this reply. This is the sort of stuff I am troubling my neighbors lately: vocaroo.com/i/s1pPQdU9h8lj -- it sounds bad, I know, but it's been fun anyway. Thanks for your encouragement. =)
Nov
26
comment My mandible is abnormal — can I play the trumpet?
@UlfÅkerstedt That's good to know, thanks!
Nov
24
comment As a beginner guitarist is it worth learning to play lead guitar early on?
I wouldn't worry much about goals, too -- when you are beginning, that is usually an unknown unknown. So, I still think the best advice is: just learn to play tons of songs. You'll end up learning all the rest in the process, and be more prepared to maybe adapt your goals.
Nov
21
awarded  Yearling
Nov
21
awarded  Commentator
Nov
21
comment My mandible is abnormal — can I play the trumpet?
@CarlWitthoft Well, that happened when I was a kid many years ago, I don't have a music teacher anymore. Maybe I should find one, now. Thanks for the hint!
Nov
21
awarded  Student
Nov
21
comment My mandible is abnormal — can I play the trumpet?
Well, my lips do seem a bit weird when my mouth is relaxed -- my mouth does not really closes when relaxed, you see. But I feel better knowing now what it can take. Thank you very much!
Nov
21
awarded  Scholar
Nov
21
accepted My mandible is abnormal — can I play the trumpet?
Nov
21
comment Can all notes be produced using only the trumpet's valves?
Think of the possible combinations, for 3 valves with 2 possible states there are only 8 combinations. That's too few, you can't fit not even one full chromatic scale in 8 notes.
Nov
21
revised My mandible is abnormal — can I play the trumpet?
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Nov
21
asked My mandible is abnormal — can I play the trumpet?
Nov
21
revised As a beginner guitarist is it worth learning to play lead guitar early on?
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Nov
20
answered As a beginner guitarist is it worth learning to play lead guitar early on?
May
16
awarded  Necromancer
Mar
10
revised How to start learning FingerStyle guitar?
fixed typos and improved wording
Jan
17
revised How to learn piano improvisation
improved explanations and added tip on impro-visor
Jan
17
answered How to learn piano improvisation