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I have worked in a technical support role for several industries and love the problem-solving aspects of my work as well as helping clients maximize their productivity.

A life-long curiosity drives my interests ranging from creative writing, photo-editing, music, problem-solving puzzles such as sudoku, cooking and baking, all types of crafting, sewing and yarn arts, creative resources on the internet and learning new apps for my favorite toy...my iPhone.

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Nov
6
answered reed strength for clarinet Vandoren M 13 mouthpiece
Sep
3
awarded  Yearling
Jan
31
answered What to do when we have back pain from playing guitar after a while?
Jan
31
answered What are the various ways of vocalizing rhythmic figures?
Jan
15
comment Aiding the transcription of naturally occuring sounds. e.g. Horse whinnying, bird singing, etc
Good suggestions! For an example, most renditions of Leroy Anderson's "Sleigh Ride" include a trumpet-produced horse whinny at the end of the song.
Jan
2
comment Chord Leading Question
Excellently written answer!
Dec
24
revised Performance of classic music
Fixed typos, added tag
Dec
24
suggested suggested edit on Performance of classic music
Dec
8
comment How to improve the blend between male and female voices on the same part in a choir?
+1 for a good, practical answer that emphasizes break-outs into a small group of voices to let the blend develop through listening.
Nov
30
revised website with jazz guitar chords and photos of hands?
edited tags
Nov
23
comment What does “TAG for Three-part voices” mean?
I thought about 19 being the measure but it looks like the beginning of the song and is the opening line of the song so I hazarded a guess . . .
Nov
23
comment What does “TAG for Three-part voices” mean?
in that example? Seems odd to see that at the beginning of the piece.
Nov
15
answered Effect of Rubbing Alcohol Upon Reeds
Nov
14
comment Musical Aids to Memorize Intervals
LOVED your question!
Nov
14
answered Musical Aids to Memorize Intervals
Nov
11
comment Effect of Rubbing Alcohol Upon Reeds
I'm curious to know what is your source of information that says it's common practice to use rubbing alcohol with reeds? I couldn't find any reference to that and my experience as a clarinetist is that 1) reeds are not shared and 2) only water and saliva are used on reeds.
Nov
11
awarded  Enthusiast
Nov
9
comment Baroque Performance Tips
Perfectly clear! I've heard that sort of ornamentational improvisation used in Handel's Messiah. Thanks for the clarification! If I'm not mistaken, that sort of improvising includes the addition of grace notes, turns and trills. Best of luck!
Nov
9
comment Baroque Performance Tips
By improvise, do you mean adopt a baroque style or actually deviate from the written notes and improvise music?
Nov
6
comment Goldberg Variation 28, right hand 4/5 trills
Does downvoter care to give some constructive criticism?