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Computer scientist playing bassoon, musically at home in baroque music


Jul
21
awarded  Quorum
Jul
21
comment Instruments that challenge your ear
@BobBroadley: The number of keys increases with the price of the instrument, 23 to 26 total, from which upto 9 are indeed for the left thumb, see en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bassoon#mediaviewer/….
Jul
21
answered Instruments that challenge your ear
Jul
20
revised Why are there transposing instruments that transpose by octave?
2nd paragraph added
Jul
20
comment Why are there transposing instruments that transpose by octave?
possible duplicate of Why transpose at the octave?
Jul
20
answered Why are there transposing instruments that transpose by octave?
Jul
15
revised What does circled letters mean over sheet music?
typo; clarification
Jul
15
answered What does circled letters mean over sheet music?
Jul
10
awarded  Yearling
Jul
9
awarded  Organizer
Jul
9
revised What is a good freeware MIDI editor for minor changes running on Windows?
Headline more precise
Jul
8
comment How do I approximate instruments when arranging an orchestral piece for brass ensemble
I would suggest to replace "Isolde" by "voice (soprano)". You need a distinguished tone color for that to stand out from the others, possibly the sopraon cornet warned against in other answers?
Jul
7
comment More volume from a Bass Clarinet
I helped out as bassoonist in a large wind ensemble, which had all these tubas, trombones etc. I was astonished that I could nearly not hear myself playing (which never happened in a standard orchestra), but nevertheless got some nice remarks from co-musicians later, how I added to the complete sound. So I guess it is partially a psychological problem. One instrument can't replace a whole bass group and the conductor will probably not succeed to reduce the volume of all saxophones, clarinets and trumpets to really achieve a sort of balance in this case.
Jul
2
comment What is this notation?
possible duplicate of How to interpret half notes combined with thirty-second stems?
Jul
2
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Finding the Shadaj (tonic) in Hindustani Sangeet (North Indian Classical Music)
Jun
22
answered Is it common to play several strings of a cello simultaneously?
Jun
13
reviewed Approve suggested edit on What does it mean to “not have a singing voice”?
Jun
10
answered What is the origin of the up bow and down bow symbols for bowed string instruments?
Jun
10
awarded  Excavator
Jun
10
revised Why are instrumental tracks also called “minus one tracks”?
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