Notes and Thoughts on Drum Shell Bearing Edges — Drum Sound Physics – High-speed video reveals incredible distortions subsequent to each hit; Contact points/surfaces vital to tone

Drum shell bearing edges vitally affect tone and feel response of the heads / drums.   I discuss bearing edges and their affect on a drum’s performance. Let’s see if I can’t distill this topic down to the important bits. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3efdlamETiE   0:00 Introduction 2:11 Bearing edge definition and purpose 6:55 Keeping it simple — … Read more

Snare Drum Tunage — “It’s all about that tang”

This video is an in-depth response to the folks who have been asking me how I tune snare drums. Packed with a good bit of info it is useful for anyone really wanting to understand how to get great snare drum sound. Tuning is HUGE… but stick with me to the end to see how … Read more

Fleetwood Mac – The Outstanding Sound Of Mick Fleetwood | Recreating Iconic Drum Sounds

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JsXzFYKmMHs     CGPT – FLEETWOOD MAC RECORDING TECHNIQUE, DRUM SOUND Fleetwood Mac, particularly during the era of their critically acclaimed album “Rumours” (1977), is known for their meticulous approach to recording and their distinctive, polished sound. One of the most celebrated aspects of their production is the drum sound, especially the work of their … Read more

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

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 this problem … Read more

Sound, Light, Frequency and the Power to Heal – with Eileen McKusick and Autodidactic

Integrative studies reveal most. “The tuning fork lady”. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XzeuMpyFUGw   “Exploring the Effects of Audible Sound on the Human Body and its Biofield” https://wellbeingjournal.com/the-biofield-effects-of-sound-on-the-body/

62 Heads – Aquarian, Evans, Remo — same snare, same tensioning, same hoops and hardware, same microphone, same player, kit, sticks and riff, amazing variety of tone

Drum Head Authority posted a grrrreat article on drum tone — probably the most-useful to-date —   Drumheads: More important than drum wood We’re covering drumheads first, because drumheads are by far the biggest factor in your drum sound. Out of everything, the drumheads you choose (and what you actually do with the heads) will contribute to the vast … Read more

Homogenization of DMB’s “sound” ?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wY3hwEVCong From the video comments — “I think the overall sound quality is becoming homogenized. The players switch up instruments nearly with every song, presumably to get differing sounds? Possibly for fresh strings to keep in-tune after such full-blast playing. The drums sound more homogenous than ever — every song now has the exact same … Read more

Eric P. Dollard, On Music & Harmonics. Spokane, WA 2015

Conversation with Telsa-scientist Eric P. Dollard. Interviewed by Charles Roland Berry & Yogi Robert Emin. This is a true story of suppressed technology. Some powerful people don’t want the rest of us to have access to new technology– unless of course those people can make billions of dollars from the rest of us. Professor Dollard … Read more

How to set your intonation correctly, and always play in tune

In this guitar lesson I go over everything you need to know about setting your intonation on any guitar. It works for hard tails, tune o matics, floyd rose, all bridges. You will use this information for the rest of the time you play on your gibson, fender, Ibanez, or any guitar. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3phxqPP9UTU   Setting … Read more

How Eighteenth Century Piano Tuners Heard Major 3rds — 18th Century Aesthetics

Eben Goresko presents a Temperament Recital at the Philadelphia Museum of Art in 2000 where he demonstrates the usefulness and artfulness of tuning modern pianos in historic intonations to augment performances of Beethoven, Chopin, Brahms, Schubert, Bach, Mozart and other so called “equal temperament” composers. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7uCu5pTBzbU In the 18th century, piano tuners, like musicians of … Read more

Musical Geometry

Simple but powerful presentation that links musical theory with geometry, Carl Munck’s THE CODE, cymatics, A440, the pyramids and much more. Simple but powerful presentation that links musical theory with geometry, Carl Munck’s THE CODE, cymatics, A440, the pyramids and much more – http://youtube.com/watch?v=LJVO-FcxDio Edgar Cayce: ‘…the pyramids were built on a song.’ http://milbert.com/articles#james_furia   Musical geometry … Read more