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bio website berry120.blogspot.com
location United Kingdom
age 24
visits member for 1 year, 6 months
seen Jul 20 at 6:31

I'm an avid programmer, enjoy creating things, enjoy a good puzzle and especially enjoy foxing people with a Java puzzle now and again!

Outside of my coding life, I have a number of other interests, including outdoors activities such as hiking / geocaching / letterboxing. I'm also fond of music - I enjoy listening to it as well as playing the piano and violin.


Mar
19
answered Which fingering to use when playing the same piano key twice in a row?
Jan
21
awarded  Yearling
Oct
4
answered Practice amount and habits for time constrained individuals
May
23
answered Why does my violin's A-string show signs of damage after only a week?
Apr
21
comment Teaching a student to match pitch
Do you think the problem is with her not being able to match the pitch mentally, physically not being able to generate the right pitch with her voice, or a bit of both?
Apr
21
awarded  Necromancer
Mar
22
answered Am I able to repair the pegs on my violin?
Mar
22
comment How many lessons are necessary to pick up the basics of violin with sufficient practice?
Have you any experience playing other instruments?
Mar
19
comment What is the proper technique for a glissando on piano?
@MikeWelsh Build it up slowly - don't overdo it, and you should be fine :)
Mar
18
answered What is the proper technique for a glissando on piano?
Mar
18
answered Which diploma, ATCL or dipABRSM
Mar
18
answered What methods are there to determine when a violin string should be replaced?
Feb
20
answered What purpose does adjusting the violin bow tension serve?
Feb
20
answered Should I be grabbing piano key?
Feb
16
comment Why do string players tend to breathe heavily in performance?
I'm twisting your words into a joke, don't worry. Ignore me ;-)
Feb
15
answered Why do string players tend to breathe heavily in performance?
Feb
15
comment Why do string players tend to breathe heavily in performance?
"String instrument players don't need to breathe to play" Really? I wouldn't like to play, say, Sibelius' violin concerto without breathing. Sounds tough ;-)
Feb
12
answered Is there a significant difference between playing one note or multiple ones per bow stroke?
Feb
2
comment How can you tell if the sound of an electroacustic nylon guitar is going to be good?
@luserdroog Sure, there's quality indicators to look for, but I've been surprised at how bad some expensive, technically "good" instruments have sounded to my ears and vice versa - so these days I generally (deliberately) put all preconceptions aside and just go and try the thing out.
Feb
2
comment How can you tell if the sound of an electroacustic nylon guitar is going to be good?
You, well, just can't really - it's one of the reasons I'd always trying out instruments before buying them.