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I am taking a sabbatical from this forum which I can best express with my recent video work:

"Time Out" https://vimeo.com/106951688


Jul
10
comment Difference between recording with a microphone in front of the amp vs. using an amp simulator?
@LeeWhite Quality of the tone equates well with the quality of the gear. For instance: A vintage 1965 Fender Super Reverb (not reissue) with a NOS Mullard GZ34 rectifier, matched NOS Genalex KT66 power tubes correctly biased, Vintage NOS preamp tubes e.g. RCA/Telefunken/GE, 4 P10Q WeberVST speakers, mic'ed with a Shure SM57 will kill anything Line6 or any simulation box can ever simulate. This is not unlike trying to compare a Hot Wheels version of a Corvette to the real thing. However, a crappy amp and crappy mic, will be trumped by a decent simulator configured properly.
Jul
8
comment Suggestion for a song with single note duration
This is an interesting exercise to embrace the constraint of confining rhythm. I hazard to guess that such an exercise will build an appreciation and awareness of rhythms. It would be interesting to me to learn Dan Hogan's remarks when he concludes this exercise.
Jul
2
comment Is there a standard width for piano keys?
@MarnenLaibow-Koser. Hello Marnen, would you like to assist in cleaning up the battle field, there appears to be some dead bodies in this comments section from your army of words. If not, that's fine, just thought you might like to tidy up a bit. All the best. -Phil
Jul
1
comment What do these beamed half notes mean?
Thank you Prof. Muchmore, +2
Jul
1
comment What do these beamed half notes mean?
Hello Pat. Your excellent answer touches on something that makes me curious. Why is this called tremolo which I associate with amplitude modulation vs. vibrato (frequency modulation) as the example appears to address rapidly shifting pitches vs. changing dynamics ? It seems that you might be able to explain why tremolo and vibrato are modulations that can be confusing? Consider Leo Fender's guitar amplifiers, what was labeled as a vibrato circuit is actually a tremolo, pulsing on/off volume control. Thank you in advance.
Jul
1
comment Using two microphones for vocals
liked the part about the Grateful Dead. + 1
Jun
30
revised Is there a standard width for piano keys?
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Jun
27
comment Learning to create melodies
@ninemileskid Thank you for bringing this to my attention. By your definition, all performances have some aleatoric process in the act of interpretation as does theater, dance, cinema, etc. I am drawing the line here that there are composers like John Cage that specifically intend some or all of the design to be decided by a chance process. I stand corrected on Penderecki's piece, yes I agree there are instructions that belong to chance. Thank you.
Jun
27
comment Guitar making weird noise
@BraddSzonye "normal acoustic Yamaha Guitar" I don't see any indication of pick up here.
Jun
27
comment Guitar making weird noise
Can you record the sound perhaps with a youtube video using a smart phone or other video/sound device? This could be many things, it would save everyone a lot of time to get a more accurate 'picture' of the event. Endless possibilities: Strings (are these the original 5 month old strings?), Nut (hair caught in nut)? Bridge? Neck alignment? Finger nails too long causing a buzz? Body wrapped? Are the string ends on the tuning machines cut short, or hanging out? Are the strings at the bridge end secure? Loose fret ? etc?
Jun
27
comment Learning to create melodies
@ninemileskid +1 for a great find, I really love the animated score. Certainly one of the great pieces of the 20th Century by the expert of tone clusters, Krzysztof Penderecki. It certainly came from his imagination. While this is not aleatoric it absolutely belongs in the category of original, and should be included in that category. Please note my examples are not complete, these are simply some vague notions near the ball park. :>
Jun
26
comment Learning to create melodies
@ninemileskid, Well actually Cage implemented rests which is giving instructions, and form. So like most of John Cage's work there is room for chance and structure. Please tell which Threnody you are referring to?
Jun
26
comment Learning to create melodies
@Tim. There really is a 9:06 Tim (at least it last 9:06), but +1 for the jest of it. Here's a link, this one has sound unlike its half brother:allmusic.com/performance/…
Jun
24
comment Learning to create melodies
@Tim 4'33" is better known so it serves as a more familiar example but thanks for chiming in.
Jun
24
comment Learning to create melodies
@ninemileskid 4'33" as you know is all 'rests', and there-fore the only sounds that occur are ambient, which is completely random.
Jun
20
comment How would one create music based on the principles of Cubism?
@BobBroadley, Thank you very much Bob, I am very honored by your kind words. Here is the link to the LinkedIn discussion: linkedin.com/groups/…
Jun
20
revised Learning to create melodies
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Jun
20
answered Learning to create melodies
Jun
20
comment What's the difference between alnico and ceramic pickups?
+1 for getting down and dirty to the meat of the matter with inductance.
Jun
18
revised Naming convention for augmented 6th chords
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