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I'm a Software Engineering graduate of the University of Waterloo, currently working at BlackBerry on the BlackBerry 10 Simulator.

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Apr
6
comment What are the differences between tone, note and pitch?
@UlfÅkerstedt For sure. Here I'm mostly trying to distinguish between terms, rather than give 100% complete definitions.
Mar
12
comment On the piano, how should you play staccato with the pedal?
@BobRodes That's a very interesting use! Thanks for sharing.
Feb
9
comment What are the differences between tone, note and pitch?
Both can be. In their looser sense, they can also correspond to what sounds like one frequency but is not actually, if your focus is on hearing/perception.
Jan
8
comment What type of exercises should a guitar beginner do?
Please leave thanks out of questions. An appropriate comment on the relevant answers would be OK, and better yet make sure to upvote :)
Dec
30
comment Can you help me to identify, solve or improve my vocal problems?
I believe the "sparseness" of your recording is due to low audio quality. And in general, I don't think you're going to make much progress with this approach. The timbre of your voice is mostly determined by your physiology and the vast majority of what you see in a waveform, besides frequency and amplitude, is not something you can reliably pick out and work on. You should probably be asking how to solve your vocal problems, rather than deciding on a method and then trying to make it work.
Dec
22
comment Progressing from a C Minor 9th
Context is really important here. What key are you in? What style of music are you playing? What theory of harmony do you subscribe to? Virtually any chord can follow a Cm9 -- or any other chord -- depending on what you are doing.
Dec
20
comment CuBase LE 5 - Static Noises With Everything
Closing per the above discussion.
Dec
9
comment Why are there twelve notes in an octave?
The frequencies don't need to be multiples of each other; they need to share a small common mutiple. See my answer here.
Dec
8
comment Why are there twelve notes in an octave?
This doesn't make a lot of sense to me. What do you mean by "distinct"? I would think that consonant intervals are less distinct that dissonant ones, for example, and the twelve tone scale is designed around consonant intervals. Sharps and flats aren't something you can disclude when counting intervals either, unless you're working within a particular key or harmonic theory or seomthing (and you haven't specified one). Finally, how can 7 intervals produce "the most distinct sound" if 4 (or rather 5) intervals are "the easiest to identify"?
Dec
2
comment Why do frets get closer as the notes get higher?
Do you mean the difference in frequency? The ratio stays the same, and the absolute frequency difference doubles -- it doesn't get smaller.
Oct
21
comment How to have a penetrating voice?
I'm cleaning up the comments here and am going to summarize myself to avoid putting words in anyone's mouth: You cannot directly control your diaphragm, since it is an involuntary muscle. The goal should be proper breathing involving your abdominal muscles, which might involve your diaphragm behaving differently (but indirectly).
Oct
8
comment Playing Classical Guitar Pieces on a Steel-String Guitar
I switch interchangeably between my acoustic and classical guitars. Playing classical songs on an acoustic is certainly more tiring and requires more precision, but it's very doable. You might need to use nail polish to avoid breaking your nails, though, and of course there will be a difference in sound.
Oct
8
comment Intermediate Level Songs for classical Guitar
Where have you looked? There are lots and lots of books covering this.
Sep
30
comment Can we tell by ear if a piece is in sharp or in flat without relative or perfect pitch?
Whether you know the name for the note, recognizing it means you have some sense of relative or perfect pitch. If you recognize a note by its inherent qualities, that's perfect pitch.
Sep
19
comment What is the smartest way to learn pop piano in a hurry?
I'm agreed with jjmusicnotes myself. You are asking how to be good without becoming good; it's inherently a contradiction. To take an analogy from another discipline, you are right to note that you cannot become da Vinci or Picasso in a day. You are wrong to think that you can become a well-paid illustrator via medocrity and basic technical facility. You'd be doodling on a notepad and no one would notice.
Sep
17
comment Is it bad for a piano player to work out?
I highly doubt it, as long as you're keeping up with your practice and not damaging your body or bulking to the point that you can't move your arms properly :P
Sep
11
comment How to algorithmically find a chord progression for an infinite arbitrary melody?
Pi doesn't have a repeating pattern; chords that match the melody thus couldn't possibly have such a pattern.
Sep
4
comment How can I adjust the volume of my guitar connected to an iOS device?
Recording music is on-topic, though horatio is right that you may be better served by http://avp.stackexchange.com/.
Sep
3
comment How can I adjust the volume of my guitar connected to an iOS device?
Poll questions are off-topic, I'm going to edit this to ask about your problem directly.
Aug
30
comment How to determine what key changes are appropriate?
The common key changes are up a semitone and up a tone -- in modern pop I would agree, but more generally I would think that modulations to related keys are more common.