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Long time developer in lots of different fields on different hardware using different languages for different reasons.

Greatly enjoying Ruby, Sequel, Nokogiri, Rails, Sinatra/Padrino, and thinking Python is perversely interesting, similar to pulling off a scab. :-)

I have years and years of experience with Perl too, along with Java, SQL, Pascal, C, various assembly languages and interpreted BASICs.


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revised Should I focus on scales or chords?
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Sep
11
comment How to algorithmically find a chord progression for an infinite arbitrary melody?
A basic music theory class should help with this. Learning how the chords are built, based on scales, quickly gives you the knowledge to figure out which chords work well with a particular note, and when to use a particular one.
Sep
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revised How to algorithmically find a chord progression for an infinite arbitrary melody?
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Sep
11
answered Bass guitar amp power socket issues
Aug
2
comment Why do tube-based guitar amplifiers sound so good?
I disagree about the distortion. Even the early pioneers in electric guitar were experimenting with ways to get a more-distorted sound. Listen to Link Wray's "The Rumble". He was deliberately looking for distortion, and even poked holes in the speaker of his amp to get more distortion in the studio. He had compression available to him; Recording studios and radio were taking advantage tube-based compressors. Listen to any Les Paul song from his early albums and compression is all over it.
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revised Why do tube-based guitar amplifiers sound so good?
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May
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comment Safe remedies for hoarse voice?
Oh. That makes a LOT more sense. :-)
May
21
revised Safe remedies for hoarse voice?
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May
21
comment Safe remedies for hoarse voice?
I'm not sure how turning up the gain on a mike will overload its diaphragm. The diaphragm is what picks up the air vibrations. Gain occurs after that, not before.
May
21
comment How to achieve a glassy, edgy solo tone?
Why don't you add an answer explaining to the OP how the tones in the videos were created, and what defines "glassy" in them? We'd enjoy learning how it all works.
May
10
answered Why learn scales? What are they for?
May
10
revised Why learn scales? What are they for?
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revised Why learn scales? What are they for?
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Mar
2
awarded  Popular Question
Feb
16
revised Why do string players tend to breathe heavily in performance?
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17
awarded  Excavator
Dec
17
revised When should I be concerned about calibrating the bias of vacuum tubes in an amplifier?
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