User talk:Daniel Foster

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Welcome to the Citizendium! We hope you will contribute boldly and well. Here are pointers for a quick start. You'll probably want to know how to get started as an author. Just look at CZ:Getting Started for other helpful "startup" links, and CZ:Home for the top menu of community pages. Be sure to stay abreast of events via the Citizendium-L (broadcast) mailing list (do join!) and the blog. Please also join the workgroup mailing list(s) that concern your particular interests. You can test out editing in the sandbox if you'd like. If you need help to get going, the forums is one option. That's also where we discuss policy and proposals. You can ask any constable for help, too. Me, for instance! Just put a note on their "talk" page. Again, welcome and have fun! Hayford Peirce 23:47, 7 May 2009 (UTC)

Some ideas for contributions

Hi Daniel, welcome aboard CZ. Hayford has already given you some hints as to how things work here in general, and I wish to add some more practical hints on what possibilities you have to contribute. For a start, I just took some of the keywords from the information you supplied upon registration, and display below the current state of related CZ articles (for icon documentation, see Template:Rpl/Doc):

  • Developing Article Music: The art of structuring time by combining sound and silence into rhythm, harmonies and melodies. [e]
  • Developing Article Dance: A continuous and mentally organised sequence of (body) movements containing an expressive character. [e]
  • Stub Violin: An elegantly-shaped bowed stringed instrument, a bit shorter than the player's arm; the main staple of classical orchestras. [e]
  • Approved Article Symphony: A large-scale musical composition, generally regarded as the central orchestral form. [e]
  • Developing Article Orchestra: A large group of musicians performing together, usually led by a conductor. [e]
  • Developing Article Musical instrument: An object constructed or used for the purpose of making music. [e]
  • Stringed instrument: Add brief definition or description
  • Stub Melody: A linear succession of musical tones which is perceived as a single entity. [e]
  • Developing Article Harmony: Simultaneous pitches (tones, notes), or chords used in making music. [e]
  • Consonance: Add brief definition or description
  • Metre: Concept related to the regular division of time of music. [e]
  • Rhythm: The arrangement of musical sounds in time. [e]
  • Developing Article Beat: The basic time unit of music, the pulse of the mensural level, also known as the beat level. [e]
  • Stub Entrainment: The synchronization of different individual organisms to an external rhythm, usually in the framework of social interactions. [e]
  • Stub Music psychology: The study of how, when, where and why people engage in music and dance. [e]
  • Developing Article Music perception: The study of the neural mechanisms involved in people perceiving rhythms, melodies, harmonies and other musical features. [e]
  • Stub Music production: Principles of generating sounds and music. [e]
  • Developing Article Musical syntax: A set of culture-specific rules underlying the composition and interpretation of music and often dance, too. [e]

In order to find articles dealing with similar topics, it's also worth looking at the Related Article subpages of such an article.

Furthermore, in case you are involved in homework assignments, please consider doing so via Eduzendium articles.

Finally, you can help future newcomers by giving your feedback on the above suggestions. To do so, please leave a note on my talk page.

Looking forward to fruitful collaborative editing, Daniel Mietchen 12:53, 9 May 2009 (UTC)