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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 Why do string players tend to breathe heavily in performance?
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revised When should I be concerned about calibrating the bias of vacuum tubes in an amplifier?
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revised When should I be concerned about calibrating the bias of vacuum tubes in an amplifier?
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Dec
5
comment Weird light instead of pick?
Keaggy is a master at the eBow. Seeing him use it live is both inspiring and disgusting, because it shows what it can do, and how far I have to go to get there. They're very fun on acoustic guitars too. (I've got an original eBow in my effects case.)
Dec
5
comment When playing in a minor key, will the chords be minor as well?
If you're really interested in learning theory, which is a fun and useful thing if you want to really know what you're doing, I'd recommend taking at least a Piano 101 course. The piano is called "The composer's instrument" because all the scales are easier to visualize. I've played guitar for many (many) years, and can relate everything I hear and play to the underlying theory. It allows me to pick out scales based on chords very easily, and find my way though styles of music by knowing what the chord choices could/should be. If you know theory, jazz, chord voicings and turnarounds are easy.
Dec
5
comment When playing in a minor key, will the chords be minor as well?
It's not quite that simple. It depends on if it's a D-minor dorian, D-minor phrygian, or D-minor aeolian. The dorian mode would be based on the C scale, which doesn't have a B♭, only B.
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revised What is the the Nashville Numbers system?
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comment How can I reduce the echo/reverb in a large room if I can't add physical damping?
Pointing the speakers one way or another won't help much. Eventually the sound will hit a wall, or chairs, or the low ceiling, or ceiling beams if you're indoors and start bouncing. You need sound absorption, and that means soft squishy stuff, like people, or rugs, or sound baffles or egg cartons -- something that absorbs it.
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accepted What changes in the amp when I adjust its presence?
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