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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.


Dec
15
comment How can I get my guitar to “the next level” from intermediate to ok
It looks to me like your question is that you want to improve from an amateur to near-professional level but don't have time to practice, and you want to know if there's anything you can do about it without dedicating more time to practicing. Is that correct?
Dec
14
comment Do musicians that began playing from an early age have an incontestable advantage?
-1: Nick is asking for empirical evidence for his question. This answer only gives platitudes meant to let adult players know they can start playing music, but don't objectively show that it's possible for then to become top-notch musicians.
Dec
14
comment Do musicians that began playing from an early age have an incontestable advantage?
If you can't get a good answer here on Music.SE, you can ask this question at Skeptics.SE. They handle questions of this format extremely well.
Dec
11
comment Is “harpvox” an existing musical instrument?
My guess is that the sound designers took the words harp and vox (which means voice) and stuck them together to describe a synthesized, original sound.
Dec
6
comment What's the difference between “feat”, “artist1 X artist 2”, “artist1 Vs. artist2” and “artist1 & artist 2”?
I've also seen "vs." indicating that two artists are just collaborating.
Dec
6
comment What's the difference between “feat”, “artist1 X artist 2”, “artist1 Vs. artist2” and “artist1 & artist 2”?
This discussion from Sound Design.SE also answers your question: sound.stackexchange.com/questions/27409/meaning-of-feat-pres-vs
Nov
30
comment Which roman numeral should I use for F# diminished chord in the key F Major?
I would write bii°.
Nov
28
comment Is falsetto a serious type of singing style for a man?
The second half of this answer should help you: music.stackexchange.com/a/4335/3265
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
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 DAW 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.