I'm an informatics pharmacist, which means that I am responsible for fitting computers into the pharmacy workflow to improve patient safety and the efficiency of pharmacy operations. I have 6 years of server operations and system administration experience, primarily in a mixed UNIX/Linux environment. At the moment, my research interests revolve around mining data from the electronic medical record.

As a second career, I'm a pianist, organist, and choir director. Over the years, I've picked up drums, mallet percussion, and guitar, to varying levels of accomplishment.

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awarded Yearling
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accepted Four in hand technique for handchimes
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reviewed Leave Open Explain relation between EWQL,Vienna Symphonic Library and FL Studio
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comment Help for the first time keyboard player in a band
+1. Great advice. Remember, you haven't really learned a piece until you've learned it in every key. Getting your 4-chord progressions learned will jump-start that process.
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answered How does the tonic solfa work in minor keys?
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comment How to keep music books open?
Nowadays, my preferred method is to scan the pages and place them on an iPad. The downside, of course, is that now I have twice as many page turns...
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answered How to keep music books open?
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comment While transposing a note from one key to another, how to know the correct octave
As @guidot implies, the decision is based more on /why/ you're transposing than /what/ you're transposing. Even in your example, if your MIDI piece is designed to be played on a piano soundfont and the melody is already in the bass register, down-transposing will make the melody much muddier than up-transposing. And so the decision would be based on how much you value a clear melody versus a deep, rich bass tone. As it is, there are barely any hard-and-fast rules in writing, playing, or recording music. It's more than a little optimistic to hope to find such a rule for modifying music.
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awarded Autobiographer
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comment Keyboard or piano or guitar which could be the best instrument to sturdy
I've voted to close because this question doesn't have an objective answer. My opinion is that between piano, organ, and guitar, the piano will give the most transferable skills, mostly from reading music on separate clefs. But guitars are a lot easier to buy and practice on from a portability and noise standpoint, and are also not a bad choice.
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comment How can a cello soloist practice projecting over orchestra?
I have no experience working with an orchestra, but I do work with choirs extensively. I can't imagine getting a feel for projecting over a choir without actually being in front of a choir. It sounds like the sort of thing you go to rehearsals to learn.
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answered Connecting un-powered speakers to mixer
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awarded Curious
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asked Four in hand technique for handchimes
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