Robert E. Welcyng

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Location: Anchorage, AK USA
 

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Super Sight-Reading Secrets: An Innovative, Step-B&hellip by Howard Richman
1.0 out of 5 stars Examine Before You Buy!, April 6 2004
I am embarrassed that I actually bought this book of 48 pages without first examining it. I found no "super sight-reading secrets." In fact, I found nothing about reading music that I had not already learned from grade school music classes.
I did not find the following sort of advice especially useful:
"Get a book of all major and minor scales. Begin practicing all 24 major and minor keys."
"Play every note of the Bach Chorales hands alone, without looking, one octave displaced."
I was able to follow much of Richman's text only because I recognized what he was trying to say. I found little clarity in his writing and I was annoyed by his many ungrammatical… Read more
Digital Audio Processing (with CD-ROM)
1.0 out of 5 stars Look Before Leaping, April 25 2000
I was enticed by the title and bought the book without first looking at it--a fifty-five dollar mistake! Doug Coulter probably knows digital audio processing. If you already know the subject, you probably won't want the book. If you're trying to learn the subject, you probably won't learn much of it here. Doug writes in the rambling chatty style of an old hand, but with many non-instructive, "It turns out that . . ." statements. If you are interested learning programming for audio processing in C++ for Windows, you may find the example code in the accompanying CD useful. The entire Help file of WavEd sums up the quality of the CD offerings: "This app written by… Read more