Found this lovely chart of 17th century Viol ornaments (notation+equivalent notation) in The Division Viol:
Looking to join/start a casual recorder consort in Reykjavík — anyone know of one, or people who might be interested in joining? Preferably with a focus on early music, not vital though.
“Council can now steal instruments from #buskers. civil disobedience campaign begins”  — @indyrikki via Jovian Salak
Threatening to fine someone £1000 is bad enough, but for musicians, confiscating instruments is much more than theft — an instrument is an extremely personal extension of your body.
Of course, no-one wants excessive noise pollution, but charging buskers a yearly fee and holding legal threats above them is going to achieve the exact opposite goal, by putting acoustically playing children and amateurs off, leaving more room for the serious buskers - the ones who can make troublesome noises with all their amps and equipment.
As a long-time busker in the UK I’ve always found the police to be supportive and helpful (once memorably dragging a drunkard off me at Christmas late night shopping). Hopefully the police in Camden are equally reasonable and won’t strut around intimidating children.
Whether or not you like the song, the photos in this video of The Devil Went Down To Georgia are hilarious. There’s even a catbus at the end!
Trying to find some creativecommons.org licensed folk/trad recordings — any ideas?
Ordered a bunch of #raspberrypi stuff — let’s create the future of musical instruments and personal devices.
Heading over to Bergsson Delhi — I’ll be demoing my hurdy #gurdy! Pop over if you want to hear it. Also they have good sandwiches.
My old school is publishing tracks from their concerts under CC-BY-NC-SA. Good for them! soundcloud.com/sdcc2012
Brave has some of the best Pixar film music since Ratatouille, and an excellent depiction of a lute — placing it alongside Ghibli’s Whisper Of The Heart for interesting (non-tropic) #film music.
I have this bad musical habit of always hearing music in my head as sung vocal notes (dum de daa, etc.). New project is to train myself to constantly experiment with reorchestrating it in as many different forms as I can.
I’m loving the feedback loop of using the things I build.
Wasn’t blogging much → improved typography, design → want to write more and better.
Started using my tune stream → discovered a bunch of problems → fixed them, now I can practise more effectively.
Trying to think of a good reason to make a #js library called bach.js
I need some musical help! What time signature is this clip in? It’s been rolling around in my head for the past three weeks but I can’t figure it out.
K:Amin AB cd- dc _ed cd cB cd |fe de- ec2 AB cA _ed cd :|
The problem seems to be around the 19-20th notes — that’s how I play it but it means there’s an extra quaver. Otherwise it could almost be alternating bars of 7/4 and 8/4. Any ideas?
Sitting hacking in Stofan, Reykjavik. They seem to be playing a jazz version of Douce Dame Jolie #thisisiceland