This is cool on so many levels. It's a human synthesizer. It uses conductive body ink with Arduino, Max/MSP, and Ableton Live to turn human beings (super hot ones!) into musical instruments. It's unique. Electronic musician Calvin Harris is now … [Read more...]
Top 5 Music Gadgets You Didn’t Know About
This is a pretty cool list of weird musical instruments and gizmos. But I doubt a self-playing violin is soothing to the ear! :/ read more … [Read more...]
Advice To Beginning Musicians
If you're new to the world of playing music or even if you're just now thinking about playing your very first note, here's my 7-step plan for beginning musicians: Get a cheap instrument. You probably have an idea of what instrument you want to play … [Read more...]
Conventional Instruments To Make Unconventional Sounds
These performers fit into a wider group of people in the self-made instrument scene, which is particularly vibrant in the San Francisco Bay Area. "It is one of the main centers for people who make their own instruments and create their setups," says … [Read more...]
Learn Orchestration Free Online
From A New Way of Learning Orchestration: Online, Free, Interactive: Check out this extensive site put together by the Philharmonia Orchestra: The Sound Exchange: The Orchestra: Instruments Peter also points to Garritan forums where "Gary … [Read more...]
Do You Consider That Each Note Has A Different Character?
Ross: Hi, do you consider that each note has a different character? If so, have you found that the same qualities of the same notes are heard by different people (eg. F# = bright, Eb = dull)? If not, what do you see as the point of learning AP … [Read more...]
What’s The Most Powerful Technique For Perfect Pitch?
Jim: Ok, I just want to know what you think the most powerful technique for perfect pitch is. I usually just play an A chord and then randomly choose a note to figure out. It works pretty good but Im sure you've got a better trick. Graham: Jim, … [Read more...]