Being real — When 50 bars of “drum solo” is 52 bars too many — The full-stymie of musical groove following inevitable devolution into full-swing drum-batting, or: Anti-Musical Foiblishness — Is it kind of like rock-climbing with farm equipment?

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Anti-Musical Foiblishness

Dynamics in Drumming, an Entire Dimension far too long squashed and squandered — Everything usually “Maximized” boosting every whisper to scream-volume

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Dynamics in Drumming, an Entire Dimension far too long squashed and squandered — Everything usually “Maximized” boosting every whisper to scream-volume

EXCELLENT — The Mathematical Problem with Music, and How to Solve It — “Performance is an art of compromise” – Temperament, timbre, intonation, tuning, voice, tone

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Equal Temperament purpose — Divide octave into 12 equal intervals (ratios) to facilitate octave transposition on keyed / digital / discrete instruments.   VIDEO DESCRIPTION / NOTES   There is a serious mathematical problem with the tuning of musical instruments. A problem that even Galileo, Newton, and Euler tried to solve. This video is about … Read more

What Does Music Mean Anymore? – Fran Blanche

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stereo, mono, quadraphonic, 5.1, 7.1 background noise Fran Blanche is a musician, inventor, engineer, and YouTube content creator known for her expertise in electronics, music, and DIY projects. She is the founder of Frantone Electronics, a boutique guitar effects pedal company, and has gained recognition for her work in the field of electronic music and … Read more

Take Five

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B8FdpPnJa_k   “Take Five” is a jazz standard composed by saxophonist Paul Desmond and originally performed by the Dave Brubeck Quartet. Here’s an overview of the song: 1. **Composition**: “Take Five” was composed by Paul Desmond, the saxophonist for the Dave Brubeck Quartet, in 5/4 time signature, which gives the song its distinctive rhythmic feel. … Read more

Music, Leisure, and the Cultivation of ‘Higher Civilization’ in the Late Nineteenth Century

Abstract   Alexandra Palace and Park, situated on Muswell Hill in North London, opened in 1873. Envisaged as a ‘palace of the people’, this enormous structure and landscaped gardens were constructed to provide leisure and entertainment to a local population estimated to be one million people. It provided a cornucopia of attractions including flower displays, … Read more

What My Guitar Taught Me About Improving Education: Steve Joordens

Steve Joordens is a multiple award-winning lecturer at the University of Toronto Scarborough. His passion for teaching is reflected every year in the faces of the 1800 students in Introductory Psychology. He is continuously engaging his students with… https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=we5G-lpQMBI   Steve Joordens is indeed a highly acclaimed lecturer at the University of Toronto Scarborough (UTSC). … Read more