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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.

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Oct
25
comment How can I prevent the noise my guitar pick makes?
Not sure if there is one, kind of depends from where I start the moment...
Oct
25
comment How can I prevent the noise my guitar pick makes?
I meant on each string, sorry... E clash A clash D clash G clash B clash E
May
27
comment How much louder can a singer go safely above the conversation voice ?
@MichSampson: Thus, apart from your contradiction that just summarizes to the point where opera singers are singing at such volume level that they risk their voice over time or by doing it improperly. I haven't specified anything about the difference in supporting sound, which doesn't necessarily mean you can go and growl at such a high volume...
May
15
comment What to consider when selecting the number of keys for a keyboard
@Noldorin: No problem, it's hard to grasp on a first catch, I'll update the question.
May
15
comment Can vocal range extrema be reached by a lot of practice?
I agree, the choice between good tessitura and a damaged voice is quickly made. If I think about it Greg Pritchard is probably jumping from the lowest end of his (extended) vocal range to the highest, he has been practicing since his childhood and would probably also damage his voice beyond that point...
May
14
comment Looking for a 'Danse Macabre' baroque antecedent
@bmargulies: Could you adjust the title to "Looking for a melodic baroque antecedent for Saint-Seans Danse Macabre" so that it is more inviting? See How to get your questions answered. :)
May
14
comment Looking for a 'Danse Macabre' baroque antecedent
Please help to decide whether song identification questions are welcome by voting here.
May
14
comment What notes on the piano do the Ukulele strings equate to?
@jeff: Please see Are answers that just contain links elsewhere really “good answers”?
May
14
comment What notes on the piano do the Ukulele strings equate to?
@ogerard: Inserting the image and mentioning the source should be fine.
May
14
comment What to consider when selecting the number of keys for a keyboard
@SRiss: That's would be excatly what I'm after, I didn't know how to explain but will add it to the question.
May
14
comment What to consider when selecting the number of keys for a keyboard
@ogerard: No, that's just a very specific case. This doesn't satisfy someone going for 54 keys of 76 keys...
May
13
comment What to consider when selecting the number of keys for a keyboard
@Noldorin: I don't think 88 keys are standard for a piano keyboard, or at least not from an enthusiast perspective. I would be playing different types of music, my music taste is kind of all-round with some exceptions. I think style should not matter, I've seen a site mention complexity but I don't have an idea how the complexity scale maps back to the amount of keys...
May
13
comment What is good software for learning how to sight-read?
Asymptopia Software also has a free MIDI Sight Reading Trainer, which could be a cheap solution...
May
12
comment Why are violin bows longer than viola bows, than cello bows, than double-bass bows ?
Can you include the names and eventually a picture comparing them? :)
May
12
comment How to handle a newly purchased score book that won't stay opened?
Doesn't this leave marks on your newly purchased score book?
May
11
comment Can one play acoustic/classical music with an electric guitar?
This is interesting, I'm going to look into Guitar Processing software to see what it can do.
May
9
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
9
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
9
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.