I'm an iOS developer, and I'm also especially interested in database programming and web development. I started programming computers as a hobby when I was a kid, beginning with Logo and progressing through BASIC, Pascal, PHP, and Scheme before coming across the nirvana that is Python. I used to be the head of the math department at an independent school here in Brooklyn, NY, where I taught mainly calculus courses and started experimenting with incorporating CS concepts into my school's math curriculum.

I come from a musical family---my father was the Principle Bassoon in the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra for almost forty years (yes, I've heard the joke about our last name, and yes, it's funny), and my uncle was a Julliard-trained cellist in the Atlanta Symphony for at least as long. I started playing the piano when I was five, and I picked up the guitar and bass at fifteen. About three years ago I started learning to play clawhammer banjo, and I can't seem to put it down. :) My main musical interests center around jazz and American folk music.

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comment What is the difference between analog and digital effects pedals?
@JasonPSallinger I do, but as this is a forum on music practice and theory and not electrical engineering, I feel a detailed explanation of analog circuitry is out of scope. What is it you'd like to know?
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comment Is there such a thing as an electric-ONLY acoustic guitar?
Mark Knopfler and Lindsey Buckingham would like a word...
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comment What does a plus sign denote after a chord's name?
@Shevliaskovic It would wrong for the song, is all.
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comment What does a plus sign denote after a chord's name?
I can't post a chord diagram in a comment, but for the E maj 7 as played in the song, reading from the high E string down, the frets are 7, 9, 8, 9, 7 (you don't play the low E string).
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comment What does a plus sign denote after a chord's name?
Tim's answer is correct, and the sheet music you linked to is wrong. That chord should be E maj 7, not E7+.
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