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bio website conditionallyconvergent.com
location Brooklyn, NY
age 39
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I'm an iOS developer, and I'm also especially interested in database programming and web development. I started programming computers as a hobby when I was a kid, beginning with Logo and progressing through BASIC, Pascal, PHP, and Scheme before coming across the nirvana that is Python. I used to be the head of the math department at an independent school here in Brooklyn, NY, where I taught mainly calculus courses and started experimenting with incorporating CS concepts into my school's math curriculum.

I come from a musical family---my father was the Principle Bassoon in the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra for almost forty years (yes, I've heard the joke about our last name, and yes, it's funny), and my uncle was a Julliard-trained cellist in the Atlanta Symphony for at least as long. I started playing the piano when I was five, and I picked up the guitar and bass at fifteen. About three years ago I started learning to play clawhammer banjo, and I can't seem to put it down. :) My main musical interests center around jazz and American folk music.


Apr
15
comment How to play a grace note on the ukulele?
It's the latter—a quick ornament played right before the main note.
Apr
15
answered How to play a grace note on the ukulele?
Apr
7
awarded  Quorum
Apr
7
comment What are some chord substitutions for a I-IV-V blues progression?
Holy moley! He totally plagiarized my answer! I'm honestly not sure how I feel about that, actually. I mean, it's not like I get paid for my contributions here or anything, but a little attribution would have nice. Oh well—I hope you found it helpful, anyway.
Apr
6
comment Learning Jazz chords and about the style in general?
Does this begin to answer your question? If so, can you expand more what you'd like to know? If not, can you be a bit more specific on what you're looking for? music.stackexchange.com/a/2292/36
Apr
2
awarded  Enlightened
Apr
2
awarded  Nice Answer
Apr
2
revised Do the F clef and G clef always reside on the same line?
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Apr
2
answered Do the F clef and G clef always reside on the same line?
Mar
13
reviewed Reject suggested edit on Instruments natively tuned to just intonation
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13
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Mar
11
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Should my air be cold when singing?
Mar
8
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Why shouldn't you use your thumb on black notes (Harmonium / Keyboard)
Mar
6
revised Do veneered tops on electric guitars really matter?
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Mar
6
reviewed Reject suggested edit on Instruments natively tuned to just intonation
Feb
28
awarded  Fanatic
Feb
25
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Technique or exercise to play this part from a song which i'm stuck with
Feb
17
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Can I make Electronic Drums even more quiet?
Feb
16
reviewed Approve suggested edit on What characterises Irish drumming?
Feb
15
comment Which strings should be used for smoother guitar chord formation?
@kashminder While I agree with Wheat that you should go to a professional repair person, you can also search YouTube for videos demonstrating how to set up a guitar. Here's a link to one: youtube.com/watch?v=00AnN5NMJZ4