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My main instrument is the trumpet, I have classical training but switched to jazz 10 years ago. I play in a big band, and a funk-pop band.

I can play some piano, and find my way around on a guitar. I have also composed some choir music and played with sequencers.

I like typography (including music notation), and music theory.


Nov
21
awarded  Nice Question
Sep
26
answered Which performance of Bach's BWV 565 is used in 'Il Etait Une Fois… L'Homme'?
Sep
5
awarded  Excavator
Sep
5
revised What are some common jazz chord progressions?
#13 is enharmonic to 7, I'm sure you meant b13
Aug
27
comment Which instrument can a person play with 2 malformed fingers on each hand?
Trombone is best, but 3-valve instrument is doable I think. Especially light valves, such as the trumpet. People with such disabilities gain much better control over the fingers they have left than people without.
Aug
27
comment Note naming convention while creating scales
Why? I don't know. But it happens: see wikipedia's C-sharp major page (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/C-sharp_major). As for G# major (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/G-sharp_major): "The final pages of A World Requiem by John Foulds are written in G-sharp major with its correct key signature shown in the vocal score including the Fdouble sharp."
Aug
27
comment Comfortable notes in a key
"When you practice, your head should hurt more than your hands." Fantastic!
Jul
19
comment What do you call a Major chord with a natural 4?
Good comment about having the 11th below the 3rd. Sus chords are sometimes voiced to include the 3rd, but in that case higher than the 11th, for the reason you named (b9). Depending on context, I guess your chord example could be a Sus. But I know of no standard symbol for including the third in a Sus cord.
Jun
26
awarded  Nice Answer
Jun
22
comment What does an “L” shape mean beside a note in the lower staff?
The left hand stretch is no comfortable. Which is why the bracket is :) (time sig: 12/8).
Jun
22
answered What does an “L” shape mean beside a note in the lower staff?
Jun
19
awarded  Necromancer
Apr
28
comment Sound spectrum to notes software
Regarding your comment about "the best SE site for this kind of questions", you might want to consider avp.stackexchange.com
Apr
26
awarded  Yearling
Apr
23
comment Can a chord contain both the C and C♯ notes? (as opposed to containing C and D♭ notes)
Agreed. And having a Db instead of a C# in a A7 variant of chord feels... urk. This is what I meant with limitations of the system. You can see A7+9 as a chord with the third, the seventh, a minor ninth, and an augmented ninth, then come up with one spelling. Or you can see it as a set of tones from Bb minor melodic and come to another spelling. There are several ways to look at it, and they are not very consistent. It is even worse when you start using things such as diminished scales (on A7b9. Too many tones!) or whole tone scales (too few!).
Apr
22
comment Can a chord contain both the C and C♯ notes? (as opposed to containing C and D♭ notes)
@ReinHenrichs: correct. There is something to this answer though: you can voice A7+9 with both the b9 and the #9. There you have A, Bb, B#/C, C#. I would prefer to spell it A - C# - G - Bb - C, thus having both C and C#. This is really a sign of the limitations of our notation system, in my opinion.
Apr
16
comment Can all notes be produced using only the trumpet's valves?
@Mark: there may be a big difference between the trumpet and tuba, the frequency ranges being so different. Here is a relevant discussion about buzzing at the Trumpet Herald: trumpetherald.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=104100
Apr
16
comment Can all notes be produced using only the trumpet's valves?
@supercat: interesting, I am not sure I understand it all though.
Apr
15
comment Can all notes be produced using only the trumpet's valves?
I've heard the lip buzz amplifier theory many times, but I am a bit skeptical. If you can play the trumpet, try and play a comfortable clean middle G, then remove the mouthpiece from your lips. You are not buzzing, just blowing. Likewise, I can play tones with such spacing between my lips that they could not be possibly buzzing. Now I don't want to go too far and call it a myth before I have more evidence, specially since buzzing is such a great work-out.
Apr
12
answered Can all notes be produced using only the trumpet's valves?