July 24, 2014

Man, I wish I had paid better attention to music theory. Or that I had Leonard Bernstein to teach it to me.

Here, he walks through the history of Western tonal music by moving through the harmonic series: The fundamental (C), the first harmonic (the octave, C), the second harmonic (the fifth above the octave, G), the third harmonic (the fourth above the fifth, C again), and the fourth harmonic (the third above the fourth above the fifth above the octave—E). 

I guess the great thing about music is that you actually already knew all about these relationships. They felt right. But knowing why is great. 

I need to find this whole lecture series.

July 23, 2014

Space noise. #monotribe #sampleandhold

July 22, 2014
Bad design. I would delete “please.” “TAKE TICKET WITH YOU.//USE PAY STATION ON P-1”

Bad design. I would delete “please.” “TAKE TICKET WITH YOU.//USE PAY STATION ON P-1”

July 22, 2014

I can’t believe I used to be able to play the piano competently at all. Just did about half an hour of drills and scaled and I’m physically exhausted. Talk about being out of shape. I can’t really even play trills.

July 22, 2014

Turn your cheap digital #piano into a screaming pop ballad machine with a distortion pedal. #effects #boss #bosspedal #ds-1

July 18, 2014
Long way from the big leagues. Randall Rec Center, SW #DC  (at Randall Recreation Center)

Long way from the big leagues. Randall Rec Center, SW #DC (at Randall Recreation Center)

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July 18, 2014
So-called money

So-called money

July 17, 2014
Hubcap graveyard, #georgetown #dc

Hubcap graveyard, #georgetown #dc

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July 17, 2014
Hadn’t intended to buy an octaver, but it does do neat things. Use it with one output from the Monotribe to give the kick some low end. The other output goes through the DS-1for distortion. Gloriously gritty snare, lead. Combine them for fun. #stompbox #octaver #mxr #monotribe

Hadn’t intended to buy an octaver, but it does do neat things. Use it with one output from the Monotribe to give the kick some low end. The other output goes through the DS-1for distortion. Gloriously gritty snare, lead. Combine them for fun. #stompbox #octaver #mxr #monotribe

July 17, 2014
syn-fi:

Daniel Miller’s (Mute) Studio in SohoHouse’s Summer Issue.
http://www.sohohouse.com/system/house_magazines/29/index.htm

Love that he once traded a DX-7 for a Polivoks. Try THAT today!

syn-fi:

Daniel Miller’s (Mute) Studio in SohoHouse’s Summer Issue.

http://www.sohohouse.com/system/house_magazines/29/index.htm

Love that he once traded a DX-7 for a Polivoks. Try THAT today!

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