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Software developer, dilettante musician, bookworm. Enjoys tea, Python, piano, chiptune, functional programming and innovation.


May
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accepted What's so special about minor and major scales?
May
29
asked Noise when attempting to bend the 8th hole on a harmonica
May
29
asked How to practice the overblow
May
29
comment How can I practice in an apartment without annoying the neighbours?
I'm not into electric guitars, but I've once stumbled upon this vid : youtube.com/watch?v=tBh-IugVG6c Hope it's of any help to you!
May
29
awarded  Organizer
May
29
revised Does a covering on a humbucker pickup make a difference?
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May
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suggested suggested edit on Does a covering on a humbucker pickup make a difference?
May
28
comment What kind of guitar for big hands?
Go for a keytar :D
May
27
comment What is the difference between Kurzweil Mark Pro 1, 2, and 3 Pianos
But of course it is! I have favourited it myself after all... :)
May
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awarded  Commentator
May
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comment What is the difference between Kurzweil Mark Pro 1, 2, and 3 Pianos
I'm not competent to answer your question, but when I was buying a piano for myself I had a lot of thoughts between Yamaha and Korg- but I made a decision after 30 minutes in a store where I could try out both. Maybe that would also be an option for you?
May
26
comment What's so special about minor and major scales?
I haven't heard of modal jazz before, thanks! That really seems interesting... Even more than jazz itself :D
May
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comment What's so special about minor and major scales?
You are suggesting that the composers don't pay attention to the scales and all the theory when composing - are you sure of that? My guess would be that there are both "ear composers" and "math composers", and that the average composer would be somewhere in between these two approaches... But I don't know :)
May
26
comment Is reading notes without an instrument a good way to practice?
Yes, I agree that analysing the structure of the piece itself (intervals! and also chord progressions, for instance) is an important benefit of this kind of exercise, because that's what I don't do at all when I practice with an instrument (as I need to stay focused on the notes and the technique).
May
26
comment What is good software for learning how to sight-read?
Also, learning from the PC (besides easy practice) additionally gave me one extra benefit: I noticed that I immediately gave up looking at the keys when practising with a program! This is clearly a double-win approach. (I've tried Jalmus from this list.)
May
26
comment What's so special about minor and major scales?
The fourth paragraph indeed explains to me why for instance Phrygian mode (white keys from E) could be troublesome- I couldn't have the dominant chord with only the tones from the scale (and Locrian would not even allow me to have the tonic chord this way), which in order would hurt the harmonisation (is that the point?). But Dorian (D) still has I, IV and Vth chords in the scale... Is there any particular advantage of having the dimnished triad placed on the leading tone?
May
26
comment What's so special about minor and major scales?
The German musical system (H and B) is actually what I've been consistently taught back in primary school here in Poland :) Thanks for explanation for the rationale behind it!
May
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comment Important to know which note you are playing?
Thanks for this answer! I was very uneasy with the fact that whenever I tried to play from notes I eventually ended up playing from muscle memory (which can't get me too far on its own), good to know that's a common thing. The idea of playing back to front sounds brilliant!
May
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asked Is reading notes without an instrument a good way to practice?
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awarded  Student