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  1. Wow, you guys are the best, there have been so many incredibly helpful responses, all very high in value. Looks I might need to make a visit to Oklahoma because you guys seem great :)

  2. Look up famous-ish people from Oklahoma. Garth Brooks, Ree Drummond (Pioneer woman), Blake Shelton, Carrie Underwood, young Bill Hader, or the immortal Gary England. They'll have plenty of interviews you can listen to. Watch an Oklahoma tv news segment; channel 4 KFOR, channel 5 KOCO, News 9.

  3. How long is the book? Approximately how many words will each voice be speaking?

  4. Book is 72k words, the 62-year-old has ~6500 words; the 16-year-old has ~16000 words.

  5. Actually, we pay pretty well. An audiobook of 75k words at 3 cents a word is $2250. Also we handle all editing, client communication, mastering for ACX standards. Literally our VAs if they mess up or retake they only have to clap into the mic and restart. We handle all the editing and cleanup in that regard. If you look at Audible, and the rates offered, you will see that 2-3 cents a word is actually pretty competitive. Especially considering that our VAs get to just focus on character, tone, delivery and we take care of editing.

  6. Have you found any music related meetups? Where people meet to discuss technical topics?

  7. Yeah, for some reason my real time stats were blank for screen sharing today. I'll have to look at them next time and see if they work.

  8. OP, did you find a solution for this? I'm having the same issue. Good internet (200Mbps download; 100Mbps upload), never any issues with other apps. Zoom desktop app is sending and receiving between only 500kbps-1000kbps in the Statistics - which is like 0.5% of my internet speed.

  9. 100% true. I've been in the business for decades and this has always been the case, you cannot place trades from outside the country unless licensed to do so. That goes for advisors travelling as well as clients travelling.

  10. So I spoke with Interactive Brokers and they said it's OK to place trades outside of Canadian soil. However, they also said they only work with Canadian residents (6-month rule), which I thought was interesting because there's a lot online about how IB works with non-residents..

  11. I don't believe this is true, as long as you're not traveling for more than 6mo and are a Canadian citizen you can continue to manage your account. It would be ridiculous if you couldn't. Think of the implications.

  12. While I agree it's ridiculous, sadly I do think it's true - both reps at Qtrade & NBDB confirmed for me today that it's not allowed with either of their brokerages to place a single trade from foreign soil, even just if traveling for a few days.

  13. No experience here, but if your worried about the IP address tracking, why not just use a VPN with a Canadian Server option? My VPN provider appears to have 4 different CDN server options.

  14. That's a good point, that's a cost of about $100/year though...not keen on that and wouldn't need VPN for anything else besides this.

  15. Hi, I'm a professional music theorist (Ph.D.), I offer music theory lessons in Zoom. Any level (beginner to advanced) and any genre (pop, Classical, etc.) is welcome. No previous experience necessary, doesn't matter if you read sheet music notation or play an instrument, etc.

  16. Hi, I'm a professional music theorist (Ph.D.), I offer music theory lessons in Zoom. Any level (beginner to advanced) and any genre (pop, Classical, etc.) is welcome. No previous experience necessary, doesn't matter if you read sheet music notation or play an instrument, etc.

  17. I'm a microtonalist who's interested in 159tet of all things, and I'm looking to expand on the foundations of Western Classical (both Common Practice and Medieval) with generous amounts of microtonal tricks and other stuff. So, naturally, I have serveral questions for you...

  18. Hi, this isn't my area so I really couldn't speak to these issues. In my experience there are not a lot of good or reliable tuning and temperament resources out there as far as guiding composers or theorists. Have you spent some time with the Cambridge History of Western Music Theory?

  19. No, not really. I do try and watch Richard Atkinson's breakdowns of Classical music on YouTube in order to learn about "motifs", as well as other online resources showcasing the larger form and stuff like that, and I do try and learn what I can about Western Classical from those sources.

  20. Re: the first video you linked, I think that pedagogically (and cognitively) it's better to consider them as alterations of existing chords and scale degrees. Rather than introducing new Roman numerals such as IX through XV, it's easier to think of them as what they are - microtonal alterations. Hearing the chord progressions provided in the video, I can't help but hear them as simply the usual chords, only slightly detuned or sharp. We already have a way of thinking about, for instance iii becoming bIII (modal mixture) and I would definitely encourage this YouTuber to do something similar for these quartertone harmonies: perhaps it could be called xbIII or something to that effect. Keep in mind I am also biased towards being somewhat (or a lot of) a musical conservative and skeptic, in the sense that I'm not convinced that this is really harmonic novelty rather than more of a timbral or textural effect - it can sound interesting but at the end of the day the root motions do not sound fundamentally different to me - is it really different from using detuned chords (i.e. My Bloody Valentine, Sonic Youth) to add a certain emotion to what is a fundamentally tonal/diatonic framework? You are much deeper into this than me, so I don't mean to discount anything. The quartertone motions in Jacob Collier are certainly compelling, but again I feel that it may be best used and viewed as an enhancement to existing frameworks rather than some altogether novel system. I feel that the introduction of RNs/SDs such as XI and up very much misleads in that respect. My two cents.

  21. I see your point re: notation, in my experience for most of my students, learning to read notation isn't worth the months or years that it takes to gain fluency. If they are a producer or beatmaker we're probably not looking at MT examples in a textbook anyways. we're listening to songs and writing down the outer voices on Scale Degrees, RNs by ear and analyzing from there.

  22. Of course a lot of music is in natural minor, in every genre. But I don't think of minor as a mode of major. Minor is just minor. Major is major. So-called Ionian and Aeolian aren't so useful with students, in my experience.

  23. A lot of Mixolydian songs arent in true Mixolydian either. They still use a raised scale-degree 7 over the V chord. So they're better understood as being in a regular major key, with just some altered notes.

  24. Bro how does this help me make my supersaw huge? Just bung midi on 1-3-5 until something sounds good lol, EDM is much more about sound design than chord and melody structure.

  25. I hear what you're saying and sound design is super important, but so is having great melodies and basslines. if you look at the best producers and songs in the EDM genre, they have amazingly catchy riffs, chords, and bass line construction. Not saying that music theory can handle 100% of musical aspects but defs essential for making a good track into a great track

  26. I have taught many people to hear music in Scale Degrees. It is the most powerful method for getting what you hear in your head into the DAW, or the opposite (emulating the melodic or bass structure of other people's beats/songs). Not interval training, but hearing the SDs. Relative pitch has been made more difficult than it needs to be thanks to interval training. In fact you don't need to hear ANY intervals in order to be a great musician. FAR more important is to know which Scale Degree you're on.

  27. Search for “Timbaland on music theory” on YouTube. It’s quite hilarious and aligns with your article

  28. Still looking, guys! DM me if interested in this opportunity.

  29. Still looking, guys! DM me if interested in this opportunity.

  30. Hi, think you´re done allready, if not! I´m a Adult/Senior Voice!

  31. Even though it's always a single boom though? I thought fireworks and firecrackers come in groups

  32. 2nding this. And if I lose my SEVIS and/or F1 status, does that jeopardize my degree status, university health insurance, or the ability to apply for a green card in future? Could I still visit the US as a tourist (<3 months)?

  33. If you are not in the US, US immigration laws does not matter. As long as the school is ok with you taking your classes remotely and it is legal for you to take online classes in the country you are in, you are good.

  34. Do you have a source for this? So you're saying I could be enrolled in a US university graduate degree without having an F-1 VISA?

  35. PhD student here, finished my coursework, just doing dissertation. Anybody know if they'll carve out an exception or rule for that? There's literally no in-person coursework for me to take...

  36. If I can find where I put my lp, I’ll see if it’s listed in the liner notes.

  37. That would be amazing, thanks, as I was unable to find the specific mix eng. credit anywhere in Discogs and them. Appreciate it

  38. Finally found my copy. The song is mixed by...??? It’s not listed on the inner sleeve, nor is it on the outer jacket. My guess is Rick James. He wrote, arranged and produced the album. He also played drums, guitar, bass, synths, percussion, sitar, timpani, and vox on “Prove It”

  39. Thanks bro, appreciate the check. Yeah that would be sick if Rick James mixed it in addition to all the other shit he played, what a versatile musician

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