(Originally posted in March, 2010) By now we hopefully understand that the Pythagorean temperament is really a stack of pure perfect 5ths (Pythagorean 5ths) and can bring out melodic beauty, and the temperament based on the narrow 5ths, each tampered by a quarter of a syntonic comma (mean-tone 5ths), can bring out chordal beauty. Then… Read More Appreciating 1/6-comma — Temperament Part III
(Originally posted in February 2010) Sometimes people ask me if I like any Bach performances on the modern instruments. Somehow they expect me to say ‘no,’ but my answer is actually ‘yes,’ with an asterisk. Those people who expected me to say ‘no’ might have heard me lightly criticize modern performances on some occasions.. I… Read More Period Instruments and Bach
(Originally posted in January 2010) Sometimes people ask me why I’m so into Bach. They don’t just ask me that when I first tell them I love Bach; they ask me after they realize, following some one-on-one chat with me, that I have made some sacrifices for Bach study, and that Bach literally changed my… Read More Why Bach?
(Originally posted in January 2010) Sometimes this happens to be the first question I ask upon meeting someone new. I ask this to a stranger hoping that I don’t have to engage in a small talk which I’m utterly bad at. And I ask myself: what are the odds they say no to that question…? … Read More Do you like Bach?
(Originally posted on my facebook page in 2009) 1. I was born with hypopituitarism (pituitary dwarfism), and used to self-inject HGH (human growth hormone) into my thighs everyday growing up. 2. Because of my hormone situation, I was still a soprano when I was 20 years old. I never really experienced adolescence in the way… Read More 25 random things about me (2nd version)