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Gears: An Index of Songwriting Techniques

Gears: An Index of Songwriting Techniques
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Know Every Note on the Guitar in 9 Days | Deft Digits Guitar Lessons Knowing every note on the guitar is a challenge unique to the instrument. A saxophone has only one way to finger each note, while a guitar usually has a few different strings and four fingers to choose from. String a few notes together and the permutations of how to play them will wreck your brain. Pianists have a similar problem with ten available digits, but you can memorize the notes on a keyboard in a matter of minutes; the same pattern of white and black keys repeats every octave. The challenge with navigating the guitar fretboard is its two-dimensional layout. Why Know the Whole Fretboard? If you don’t know every single note on the guitar cold, without hesitation, then I highly recommend taking a little time to get that under your belt. The primary advantage to knowing every note on the fretboard is in creation. If you haven’t started playing yet, come back to this after you’ve learned some music. Day 1: Open Strings Know your open strings like you know your alphabet. Conclusion

Concert Tickets, Reviews, Concert Tours and Live Music Shows. Go See Live Music > JamBase Random Rhythm Motif Generator | Learn How to Write Songs Some ways you can use these rhythm patterns. 1) You can play around with these patterns by going to the online drum sequencer and enter the pattern into the app to sample the pattern. 2) Combine both patterns to make a new single pattern. 3) Augment the Values. Take these pattern and increase the note or rest value. Augment the time value by doubling the value. 4) Diminish the Values. 5) Combine the rhythm patterns with results from the Melody Shape Generator More Useful tool for Songwriters To download the free Song Writers checklist, please provide your email in form below. Rhythm

Songwriters Resource Network: Music publishing & songwriting tips to help songwriters succeed in the music business. Music-industry news and how-to articles on song writing for songwriters, lyricists, music composers, music publishers and music produ - St How you control your computer is about to change. Here's how Leap Motion brings Minority Report-like gestures to life. Leap Motion, a San Francisco start-up, wants to change the way you control your computer with a little device it revealed this week. The Leap is a small 3D motion sensor that goes in front of your computer and creates a 3D interaction space of 8 cubic feet from which you can use your hands and fingers to direct your computer. Leap Motion, a San Francisco start-up, wants to bring motion-sensor controls, 100 times better than any other, to your computer for less than $US70. The makers of the device, which is reminiscent of Nintendo's Wii and Microsoft's Kinect, say it is 200 times more accurate than anything else on the market, no matter the price, and can track your movements "down to a 1/100th of a millimetre." Advertisement "It’s more accurate than a mouse, as reliable as a keyboard and more sensitive than a touchscreen," the company says on its site. "It sounds too good to be true, we know," the site says.

Harmony Explained: Progress Towards A Scientific Theory of Music The Major Scale, The Standard Chord Dictionary, and The Difference of Feeling Between The Major and Minor Triads Explained from the First Principles of Physics and Computation; The Theory of Helmholtz Shown To Be Incomplete and The Theory of Terhardt and Some Others Considered Daniel Shawcross Wilkerson Begun 23 September 2006; this version 19 February 2012. Abstract and Introduction Most music theory books are like medieval medical textbooks: they contain unjustified superstition, non-reasoning, and funny symbols glorified by Latin phrases. How does music, in particular harmony, actually work, presented as a real, scientific theory of music? In particular we derive from first principles of Physics and Computation the following three fundamental phenomena of music: the Major Scale, the Standard Chord Dictionary, and the difference in feeling between the Major and Minor Triads. Table of Contents People push different keys on a piano; some combinations and patterns sound good; others do not.

Where Will You Find Your Next Favorite Band? hide captionCould Austin's Quiet Company break big in 2012? If beards are a metric for success, it's a shoo-in. Leah Muse Could Austin's Quiet Company break big in 2012? If beards are a metric for success, it's a shoo-in. With the Internet, is any artist really "local" these days? But make no mistake: A level playing field means an ungodly signal-to-noise ratio, and if anyone can be heard anywhere, then you'd best believe everyone is trying at once. Those seeking the elusive Next Big Thing would be wise to look for the bands that have made something of themselves in the cities that spawned them.

Songwriting Writing Effective Songs "Songwriters and poets suffer from the same affliction . . . they both believe they have something to say." Do any of the following statements describe you? "I spend a large portion of every day thinking about writing songs.""I read scripture and think . . . surely these are the lyrics to a song.""I write down interesting remarks I overhear."" If these statements generally describe you, then read on, as we discuss "Writing Effective Songs". Music and lyrics, comes from the heart. The Mechanical Elements of a Song[edit] For the beginning songwriter, it may be helpful to know something about the various elements of a song. Measure (Bar): a segment of time defined as a given number of beats of a given duration. Usually, each song consists of the following: Intro: the short instrumental section at the beginning of the song.Verse: a section of the song having its own melody, usually following the introduction and occurring again after the chorus. Popular Song forms[edit] Example: Bouree in E minor

Tron Legacy (2010) Year: 2010 Tron Legacy permalink I spent a half year writing software art to generate special effects for Tron Legacy, working at Digital Domain with Bradley "GMUNK" Munkowitz, Jake Sargeant, and David "dlew" Lewandowski. This page has taken a long time to be published because I've had to await clearance. Interview with GMUNK about the team's process In addition to visual effects, I was asked to record myself using a unix terminal doing technologically feasible things. HexVirus is a spherical map of the globe that features vector outlines of the continents. The scoreboard was the first element I worked on. Fireworks, mmmm. For the portal climax, the TronLines app was used, but also apps like "Twist" from our team's previous jobs. I wrote a particle renderer that could make the head holograms slurp in and out of the data discs. When fixing Quorra, there was an element in the DNA interface called the Quorra Heart which looked like a lava lamp. "TRON: Legacy" © Disney Enterprises, Inc.

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