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Functional programming enthusiast, audio engineer & musician. Whilst not busy with any of that, I study physics at Universität zu Köln / Bonn-Cologne Graduate School.


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comment Is the particular skill of singing the melody correctly necessary to be able to play the trumpet?
Having a good musical hearing does not imply that you can sing melodies correctly (though it does imply that you notice it yourself when you're off).
Jul
24
comment How does phantom power work?
This kind of question would really be better off on electronics or Sound Design. Anyway I don't think you're actually talking about phantom power: as you see on Wiki or Kevin's answer, that's mostly used to power microphones but definitely not sufficient for stage monitors. Also, phantom power almost always uses XLR connectors, not 1/4".
Jul
23
comment Can Imaj7(#5) resolve to I?
@RolandBouman: you certainly can't just ignore any non-chord tone, least so if it's in the bass. But pedal points are a special case, they aren't really considered part of the harmony at all but rather "reminder of what tonic we eventually want to end up in". Then, there's not actually an f in G♭9, but if set so clearly as a dominant the seventh would be somewhat implied. As for the G itself, that's not in fact present in the diminished-seventh chord – since the bass has a pedal point the fifth-movement is out as a resolving effect anyway, so it's mainly the third b that resolves to the tonic.
Jul
23
answered Why am I always sticking to minor keys?
Jul
22
comment Techniques for “Dynamics” with Distortion on Electric Guitar
As another way of broadening the timbre range, consider putting away the pick sometimes! Fingerstyle is mostly associated with clean/acoustic guitar, but guitarists like Jeff Beck (who's also master of volume- & tone-pot dynamic play) demonstrate how much extra possibilities it offers in distorted sounds.
Jul
21
answered Instruments that challenge your ear
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20
answered Can Imaj7(#5) resolve to I?
Jul
19
revised Why acoustic-guitar often use direct output instead of amp miking while on-stage?
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Jul
19
answered Why acoustic-guitar often use direct output instead of amp miking while on-stage?
Jul
18
comment Why are guitar strings numbered this way and not the other way around?
It might have something to do with the fact that many historic precursors of the guitar were played in a rather more upright position. In such a position, you read the string order more "left to right" than "upmost to downmost".
Jul
18
comment How to improvise a walking bass line
"Improvising" live according to a deterministic algorithm, why not...
Jul
18
answered How to improvise a walking bass line
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comment Why does the orchestra tune to the oboe?
bretpimentel.com/why-tune-to-the-oboe
Jul
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