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I write code and I write music. I'm currently studying for a master's in computer science, researching how music can be used to create user interfaces, and writing the music for Takamo Universe, a 4X space MMO.


Nov
18
comment What are the parts of a modern song?
If you want to Google some stuff, look up "song structure." Some specific structures you might be interested in are "verse chorus structure" for rock, pop, alternative, and country music, "drop and breakdown" for electronic dance music, "sonata" for a lot of classical music, and "A B form" for a lot of styles of orchestral music, including marches and traditional folk music.
Nov
17
comment What are the names of the elements that a musical composition consists of?
I know that your question is more broad than the one I suggested, but it has the same answer. Learn a lot about music theory! =)
Nov
17
comment What are the names of the elements that a musical composition consists of?
possible duplicate of Common patterns in music
Nov
16
comment Audio mixers versus computer software
If you're going to be working almost entirely in a DAW instead of doing a lot of recording, I personally would just rely on the DAW's mixing tools. But I don't have much experience with recording...
Nov
11
comment What's the term for the intervals between notes within a scale that produces a chord
Here is a Wikipedia article about diatonic sounds: en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diatonic_and_chromatic
Nov
8
comment What's music? A question about 'foundations'
These questions aren't related to your question, but I think you'll find them interesting. Music requires a very different, more subjective mindset than math does, and these questions discuss how. music.stackexchange.com/questions/16172/… music.stackexchange.com/questions/16138/…
Nov
8
comment Why does this progression sound good, even if it not resolve to the root?
Although most songs resolve to their roots, I've heard a few songs that never resolve. The effect gives a song a dreamy, restless feeling, and such songs usually end by drifting off or fading out.
Nov
4
comment Soft note marking
I personally have seen ghost notes notated with ()s before, but not the other two. Unless I just haven't read the kind of music that uses them, I think that they are much rarer.
Nov
4
comment Is it reasonable to try picking up the tin whistle quickly?
Since I'm already experienced with other instruments, I'm aware of how to interpret music. The biggest hurdle for posting the tin whistle for me is getting the fingering and technical aspects form, but once I've done that, I can draw on my other musical experiences. Is the tin whistle that difficult from a technical standpoint?
Oct
29
comment Is G sharp major a real key?
This question discusses why a composer would select one key over another in more detail: music.stackexchange.com/questions/15221/…
Oct
24
comment How to use VST (virtual instruments) on a live gig
My answer recommends one piece of software. I'm only recommending Mainstage because it's the only software like this that I'm familiar with, not because it's necessarily the best. It's Mac-only and doesn't work with software synths, but I bet some looking around will find PC alternatives. For example, this thread on Reddit discusses some alternatives.
Oct
24
comment Boogie Woogie in another keys what are the limits?
I don't know enough to give a full answer, but I believe the answer is yes, it is possible to play as comfortably in A, E, D, or any other key as you currently do in C and G. In fact, I believe that many experienced pianists would disagree that C and G are the easiest keys to play in. In this answer, the poster points out that "F# and C# Major/minor are relatively common keys for solo [piano] literature" because experienced pianists find it easier to play on the black keys!
Oct
22
comment Advice on how to gain velocity feeling on music keyboard (piano)
I know this doesn't answer your question, but my approach with my cheap MIDI controller is to make a sucky recording, then manually repair the note timings and velocities.
Oct
20
comment Electronic Wind Instrument technique resources
@NReilingh and Dorian Mode: What's the specific issue in the question? I have to admit, I have a hard time recognizing what it is. If the question is edited to make it more clear, I'll remove my close vote / vote to reopen.
Oct
20
comment Electronic Wind Instrument technique resources
(Also, I'm guessing that EWI means "electronic wind instrument." Is that right? I apologize if I'm wrong; I myself haven't seen that term before.)
Oct
20
comment Electronic Wind Instrument technique resources
Welcome to Music.SE! We prefer questions with one or two short direct answers. Your question seems to be asking how to play an electronic wind instrument in general, which is a large enough topic to write a book on! Is there a specific issue you're having trouble with as you start paying an EWI that we can help you with? And as you learn more, feel free to post multiple questions about any challenges you run into.
Oct
16
comment Achieve samplepad/keyboard synth sound with a bass guitar for playing live?
Some people have voted to close this question. I personally disagree. I opened a meta thread about it: meta.music.stackexchange.com/questions/965/…
Oct
13
comment How do I become a better electronic music producer?
Related: music.stackexchange.com/questions/13795/…
Oct
12
comment How do I become a better electronic music producer?
Producing music is really really hard. It's a full-blown hobby or career, on par with learning to program or becoming a successful novelist. Don't be discouraged if you take a long time - years, even - to start making good music!
Oct
12
comment How to transcribe music by ear?
If you produce music on a computer, a DAW works great for this, too.