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


Aug
2
comment How much being a touch-typist can help learning the piano faster?
Wrists held high? While I'm aware this applies to piano, wrists should rest on a surface while typing (ergonomic keyboards like the MS 4000 have pads for that). This is different from the piano.
Jul
6
comment Why can't I whistle and hum different notes at the same time?
I'm not a vocalist, but right now I've been able to hum a constant tone while whistling different tones. Not the other way round, though!
Jul
6
comment Yamaha vs Casio digital piano - is there an objective comparison?
There's also Korg (sp-200, 250) in entry-level price range, comparable to Yamaha.
Jun
23
comment What are the differences between tone, note and pitch?
I believe that note is more than a "named pitch", because it also carries information about the temporal length... Doesn't it?
Jun
2
comment How far “off” can a piano unison be and still be considered “in-tune”?
Btw- How are 'beats per second' related? A "beat" is a term usually related to the tempo (as in beats per minute), not pitch; we're just talking about plain Hertz, aren't we? Had me confused for a second...
Jun
1
comment Sharp / Flat: Collectively known as property by what name?
When it expands to the scale of a whole society, I recognise it being called "in-tune-nation", while we're at it.
Jun
1
comment Sharp / Flat: Collectively known as property by what name?
Is that double accidental only applicable when there's no enharmonicaly equivalent tone in the given scale (for example in pentatonic scales, but never in diatonic)?
Jun
1
comment What exactly does “feat.” means?
Akon would be the leading artist while Snoop Dog is featuring as the invited artist.
May
31
comment Noise when attempting to bend the 8th hole on a harmonica
Riiight... From the 8th hole the blow and draw reeds are the other way round, that's why it's different! So simple.. Thanks! :)
May
30
comment Why does my guitar sound more natural when plugged directly into a tube amp vs through a pedal board?
Relevant: music.stackexchange.com/questions/1214/what-is-true-bypass
May
30
comment How To Improve My Sightreading?
I'm in the middle of learning sightreading on the piano and I'd say that both absolute and relative thinkings are possible (at least that's how it goes for me). Sometimes I read relatively: "the next note will be 2 tones lower", and sometimes absolutely: "the next note is an A, and I remember where my hand is right now, and I can say that A will be right there". It's helpful to develop muscle memory for the intervals, so that you can play a tone for example one octave higher with no brain effort.
May
29
comment Noise when attempting to bend the 8th hole on a harmonica
The stronger I blow, the louder the whizz- and that's it. (BTW, errata- I've just checked; 8th hole, not 7th!)
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
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
26
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
26
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.)