Creative Strategies w/ Matt Shadetek: Imperfectionism In his latest article on creative strategies for artists, Dubspot Logic instructor and course designer Matt Shadetek breaks down the Japanese concept of wabi-sabi and the value of imperfection in art. People sometimes ask me if their work comes across as “professional.” For beginners, this is very important. Beginners have the desire to make something that gives the impression that they know what they’re doing, that they’re in control of the process. A while back I read a piece by Seth Godin on his excellent blog. “Sometimes, ‘never let them see you sweat,’ is truly bad advice. This is really useful advice for us music makers for two reasons: 1) It might allow us to be a little less hard on ourselves as we strive to create high quality work. 2) It offers us a way to give our audience some intimacy with us. The reason people consume art is not to have a “perfect” experience; that simply doesn’t exist. We are not robots or one-person art factories. Logic About This Program What’s Included:
Introducción: 2.5 SISTEMA INGLÉS DE UNIDADES Entender la importancia que aún tiene el sistema inglés en la vida diaria El sistema inglés de unidades o sistema imperial, es aún usado ampliamente en los Estados Unidos de América y, cada vez en menor medida, en algunos países con tradición británica. Debido a la intensa relación comercial que tiene nuestro país con los EUA, existen aún en México muchos productos fabricados con especificaciones en este sistema. Ejemplos de ello son los productos de madera, tornillería, cables conductores y perfiles metálicos. Algunos instrumentos como los medidores de presión para neumáticos automotrices y otros tipos de manómetros frecuentemente emplean escalas en el sistema inglés. El Sistema Inglés de unidades son las unidades no-métricas que se utilizan actualmente en los Estados Unidos y en muchos territorios de habla inglesa (como en el Reino Unido ), pero existen discrepancias entre los sistemas de Estados Unidos e Inglaterra. 1 milla = 1,609 m 1 yarda = 0.915 m 1 pie = 0.305 m 1 pulgada = 0.0254 m
Pogues Guitarist Philip Chevron Dies Of Cancer At Age 56 “After a long illness Philip passed away peacefully this morning,” read a message on the Pogues’ website Tuesday. “We all send our sincere condolences to his family. He was unique. We'll miss him terribly. Dublin town, and the world, just got smaller. His loved ones are in our thoughts.” Chevron, born in Dublin as Phillip Ryan, became a fixture of the Irish punk scene in the late '70s as the lead singer of the cult band The Radiators from Space. In 1984, Chevron was invited to join the Pogues as a guitarist, performing on the band’s breakthrough albums “Rum, Sodomy and the Last” and “If I Should Fall From Grace With God.” Chevron performed with the band for years, staying on after MacGowan left in 1991 and was replaced by Joe Strummer, the former Clash frontman. In 2007, Chevron was diagnosed with esophageal cancer.
The 432Hz 'God' Note: Why Fringe Audiophiles Want to Topple Standard Tuning The first time Ivan Yanakiev heard an instrument tuned to 432 Hertz, he says, it was like he’d heard God speak. In the men’s dressing room at the Musical Drama Theatre Konstantin Kisimov in Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria, Yanakiev, a young, National Academy-schooled conductor, had his friend, Velimir, tune his cello down eight Hz from the standard A=440Hz. They were arranging an experiment. Velimir, “a skilled cellist,” Yanakiev told me, started in on the prelude to Bach’s “Cello Suite No. 1 in G major.” “So, la, si, so, si so, si, so/ So, la, si, so, si, so, si, so,” Yanakiev sings to illustrate. “It was a channelling of pure light and love that vibrated through the whole room,” he said. In November 2013, along with Alexandros Geralis, Yanakiev cofounded the 432 Orchestra. Yanakiev is resolute: “432 Hz is a vibration that has to be spread around the world.” Cymatic tonoscope experiment at 432Hz - 440Hz. They shed volumes online and off on the comparative advantages of 432 Hz over 440.
World's Most Beautiful Trees Photography - One Big Photo The Portland Japanese Garden is a traditional Japanese garden occupying 5.5 acres (22,000 m²), located within Washington Park in the west hills of Portland, Oregon, USA. Photo by: unknown Huge 750 years old sequoia tree, California. Photo by: Michael Nichols Kiss under a cherry blossom tree. Yellow autumn in Central Park, New York. Natural tree tunnel, California. This is not a painting, dead trees park, Namibia. Amazing angel oak tree, Charleston. Black roots on red leaves. Most beautiful wisteria tree in the world. Sagano bamboo forest, Kyoto, Japan. Jacaranda trees in bloom, South Africa. Beautiful cherry blossom road.
10 of the Worst Music Videos Ever Made - Cannot Be Unseen • Shawn Rosko The "Amen Break" and Golden Proportion The Amen Breakand the Golden Ratio by Michael S. Schneider M.Ed. Mathematics Author of A Beginner's Guide To Constructing The Universe A student recently asked if I had any insights into why the "Amen Break" is so popular in some modern music. Click on this picture of its audio waves to hear the Amen Break in a work. The "Amen Break" is 5.20 seconds long in four bars. A history of the Amen Break can be found here, and the term googled here and here. A video explaining the Amen Break can be found here. What I first noticed in the wave picture are the distinct peaks representing the beat. Having looked at the geometry of the Golden Ratio a great deal, and its expressions in worldwide art, I have a decent sense of its place along a line. For more exact visual analysis I examined the wave image in my computer, in which I have a palatte of geometric forms and proportions for quickly identifying an object's ratios. (c) 2007 Michael S. To see any of these geometric analyses, click on its name:
DIY Band Stickers with Blank Labels Playing in a band can be a lot of fun, but it is also a lot of hard work. Getting started out is invariably the hardest part when you are attempting to write good music, get exposure, and book shows. With the amount of other bands trying to do the same thing you really need to do something to stand apart so you are not lost in the noise. The internet has changed the music industry completely over the past 15 years, which is both a good and a bad thing depending on how you look at it. Getting the exposure you need is easier if you take advantage of the web but it is also important to promote yourself offline locally, regionally, and even nationally as you grow. The best ways to promote yourself offline have not varied too much over the years, it all boils down to word of mouth and band merchandise. To get started creating your own stickers you first need to settle on the size that you require them to be. Now that you possess everything you need it is time to start printing your stickers.
RainyMood.com: Rain makes everything better. Listen to 6 weird sounds from outer space - Strange Sounds Outer Space looks all quiet from the ground. But with the right equipment you can record weird noises emitted by planets, stars and other celestial bodies. Discover six weird sounds from outer space The Sun’s Voice. The Voice of Earth. Black holes. Jupiter. delivers what we expect from space: calm, smooth, relaxation. Saturn. Uranus. Almost in a science fiction movie!
Hear Seven Hours of Women Making Electronic Music (1938- 2014) Image via Flickr Commons Two years ago, in a post on the pioneering composer of the original Doctor Who theme, we wrote that “the early era of experimental electronic music belonged to Delia Derbyshire.” Derbyshire—who almost gave Paul McCartney a version of “Yesterday” with an electronic backing in place of strings—helped invent the early electronic music of the sixties through her work with the Radiophonic Workshop, the sound effects laboratory of the BBC. In recognition of this fact, musician, DJ, and “escaped housewife/schoolteacher” Barbara Golden devoted two episodes of her KPFA radio program “Crack o’ Dawn” to women in electronic music, once in 2010 and again in 2013. It also includes music from twenty one other composers, beginning with Clara Rockmore, a refiner and popularizer of the theremin, that weird instrument designed to simulate a high, tremulous human voice. via Ubuweb Related Content: Meet the Dr. Mr. Josh Jones is a writer and musician based in Durham, NC.
120 Years of Electronic Music | The history of electronic music from 1800 to 2015 120 Years of Electronic Music* is a project that outlines and analyses the history and development of electronic musical instruments from around 1880 onwards. This project defines ‘Electronic Musical Instrument’ as an instruments that generate sounds from a purely electronic source rather than electro-mechanically or electro-acoustically (However the boundaries of this definition do become blurred with, say, Tone Wheel Generators and tape manipulation of the Musique Concrète era). The focus of this project is in exploring the main themes of electronic instrument design and development previous to 1970 (and therefore isn’t intended as an exhaustive list of recent commercial synthesisers or software packages.) Modes of interaction for performers and composers: Atonality and just intonation as a theme in instrument design. New composition tools: Musician-free composition ’120 Years Of Electronic Music’ is an ongoing web project initiated in 1995 by the author email@example.com .
Black Midi: compositions so complex humans can't perform them / Boing Boing Rhizome takes a look at the world of Black Midi, compositions with so many notes that to print them as musical notation would result simply in a giant blob of ink on the page. We've previously written about Circus Galop, an inhumanly-polyphonic test suite for automatic pianos. This stuff makes it look rather minimalist. Friday Freak-Out: Shocking Blue's "Love Buzz" (1969) Dutch psych-rockers Shocking Blue’s “Love Buzz,” from their 1969 LP At Home. Ol' Dirty Bastard's FBI files Michael from Muckrock writes, “Mr. Real strings and frets go digital with the Jamstik wireless smart guitar Apply vibrato, bend a string, fingerpick—Jamstik feels and performs like a normal guitar, but also conveniently connects with all the Apple music apps and software you could ever need. Get the KeySmart 2.0 extended edition for only $16 Say goodbye to your annoying, bulky key ring.