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Studied physics,

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Plays at making music.


Jan
21
comment I can't figure out what instrument this is
I think that it both.
Jan
15
comment POD X3 Live with M-Audio Oxygen V4
@DemonDrake -- "what features of a sound card affect latency" is probably a good, separate, question.
Jan
13
comment Queuing up and outputting MIDI files
github.com/vishnubob/python-midi claims to do some of what you want in python (I haven't used it yet though).
Jan
8
comment How do I teach a five-year-old violin?
c.f. music.stackexchange.com/questions/12687/… (piano based, but possibly relevant).
Jan
8
comment Is there a Relative Pitch Clef?
Oops -- just noticed dan04's comment.
Jan
6
comment Can the fan fretted design on guitars acheive pythagorean intonation?
@MeaningfulUsername there are two meanings of intonation at play here: "does the guitar play in tune (12-TET in normal circumstances) across the neck?" -- fanned frets can help with this. then there is intonation in the sense of slight (fine) adjustments to the pitch away from or toward some specified scale. To my knowledge, no fanned fret guitars/basses do anything other that 12-TET; and this is how I interpret Wheat's first sentence.
Jan
3
comment Creating a Risset glissando with Chuck - How do I get rid of the “click”
Have you tried this with gSpace=1?
Dec
24
comment Vocal free-time song: legato question, and slur (“portamento” vs “glissando”) specific case
For the de we have a half note tied (this is not a legato slur even though the symbology is the same) to an eighth note, indicating that the de is sustained until the ba syllable, which occurs off of the beat.
Dec
23
comment What is a violin electric bass?
-1 for not mentioning (semi) hollow body, and usually short-scale.
Dec
20
comment Is 'Gianni Schicchi' the shortest well-known opera ever written?
This question appears to be off-topic because it belongs on Music Fans. area51.stackexchange.com/proposals/61574/music-fans
Dec
18
comment Does the line between the time signature have a name?
Sometimes he goes by / or just 47, but most people call him "slash".
Dec
18
comment Learning a guitar tab: separating bass line from melody
"Should I do this" is pretty subjective -- depends on what you want and are attuned to; asking "What are the advantages/disadvantages of this approach?" would be better.
Dec
11
comment Do musicians that began playing from an early age have an incontestable advantage?
@AmericanLuke at least according to Wikipedia the critical period for language hypothesis is not totally uncontroversial. The chances that anyone has observed an unambiguous signal for a similar effect on highest levels of musical skill acquisition are slim to none. That's why I prefer the formulation in terms of "famous performers who started as adults" -- by construction, we (should) know who the ensemble of famous performers are.
Dec
11
comment Do musicians that began playing from an early age have an incontestable advantage?
+1 IMHO Jimi Hendrix's start at the age of 15 (the latest start I could find) does not count as a counter-example since it was pre adulthood. Dr. John's transition to piano in adulthood (the other reasonable example I could find) occurred after an early start on guitar does not count as a counter example. It is hard to prove a negative, but in this case I do believe that we (collectively) would know of the counter-examples, if they in fact existed.
Dec
8
comment What are the characteristics of a signal from a typical electric guitar?
Google search of "guitar pickup physics" yields several articles like this google.com/…
Dec
8
comment Advice on Bass Pedal
This question appears to be off-topic because "Are the Boss and Tech21 pedals redundant with each other?" is too localized. The other side of this question boils down to equipment recommendations.
Dec
4
comment Do musicians that began playing from an early age have an incontestable advantage?
If I can believe this: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/… many "international music competitions" are focued on young performers, and thus the dearth of late starters in them is probably not indicative of anything wrt this isssue.
Nov
29
comment What is the minimum amount of equipment a drummer needs to play gigs?
This doesn't address the question.
Nov
29
comment What pedals to get this effect?
@petilon did you make a separate account to edit this?
Nov
26
comment Room-wide humidity buffering
@CarlWitthoft it's not designed to reach a given RH, thus my search for additional ways to keep it from oscillating too much, also c.f. accepted answer here: music.stackexchange.com/questions/22847/…