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I regularly visit Stack Exchange to help out people with their questions and help maintain the community. Located in Belgium, I am studying Computer Science at the University of Antwerp.

When I think a post can be improved I will try to do so by fixing grammatical or spelling errors, clarifying meaning without changing it, correcting minor mistakes, adding related resources or links. For the less obvious things of those I will leave a note in the edit, click on the date to see this.

I will only edit content in posts once, and let the author or other users be free to choose to rollback; when there are opposing views, we can raise this to meta to let the majority decide which revision of the post they want.

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comment How can I stay informed of new art music?
This looks like a niche question, and I would suggest that it be reopened as seen in this question from Jeff.
May
9
comment Why do standard modern pianos have 88 keys?
@BlueRaja: Indeed, "Why do standard modern pianos have 88 keys?" is the question I'm answering. The reason for adding the four keys is subjective, as @MatthewRead mentioned indirectly. I bet there is no real fact listed anywhere, but we're all waiting for one to show up...
May
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comment Quickly flip a page of sheet music while playing
Apart from memorization, all other techniques require you to turn the page sooner or later. And this is by far the fastest technique, I would like to add some tips: Loosen the pages by quickly flipping through all pages prior to the performance, just like you would do before inserting paper into your printer. Practice the above technique slowly at first, just try to flip the page by applying a light pressure on top of the paper and moving it to the left while applying less pressure (more fluent motion). Using a small bit of saliva can help too...
May
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comment Why do standard modern pianos have 88 keys?
@billynomates: Written by John M. Zeigler, Ph.D. and William Leland, D.M.A., R.P.T.; Rio Rancho, NM USA.
May
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comment Why do standard modern pianos have 88 keys?
@ogerard: Heh, indeed, corrected. Probably a typo by the author?
May
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revised Why do standard modern pianos have 88 keys?
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May
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comment Causes of piano finger strain and ways to relieve it
+1 for providing further details and tips. :)
May
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comment Musical factors when picking a good school to go to.
Thank you for clarifying, I just want to help avoid this going the bad way. :)
May
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answered Why do standard modern pianos have 88 keys?
May
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answered Causes of piano finger strain and ways to relieve it
May
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comment Are there in-depth music theory books that can serve as a compendium?
+1 Ah, I haven't looked at it at that way. Looking for the individual topics instead is a good idea... :)
May
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comment Are there in-depth music theory books that can serve as a compendium?
In Dutch they call it "naslagwerk", which is also called a "lexicon". Apparently, when I split it up I get "naslag werk" which translates into "reference book", which is also called a "compendium". This should be a more clear word to explain what I'm after, I've adjusted my question...
May
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revised Are there in-depth music theory books that can serve as a compendium?
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May
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comment How can I prevent the noise my guitar pick makes?
+1 Yeah, and I can most likely not strum a chord upwards without a pick. Thank you for the extra detail...
May
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accepted How can I prevent the noise my guitar pick makes?
May
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comment How can I prevent the noise my guitar pick makes?
@neilfein: Whoah, important details indeed: Electric with steel strings.
May
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comment How can I prevent the noise my guitar pick makes?
@NReilingh: Yes, I don't hear that when using my fingers.
May
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revised How can I prevent the noise my guitar pick makes?
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May
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accepted Can one play acoustic/classical music with an electric guitar?
May
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awarded  Scholar