sophiedennis looks like it went really well! Did anyone video it? Morpeth rant looks like a nice tune, I’ll try learning that on the gurdy this evening.
The Unquiet Grave is one of my favourite traditional songs — have you heard the Dubliners’ version? I think my parents had a wonderful live recording of it on a cassette tape which I can no longer find :(
Off to do some busking on Austurvöllur
#listening to “The Great Fishfinger Disaster” by Hanging Johnny. Mentally substituting “fiskibollur”, which I have just eaten for the first time.
#idea for an augmented sense useful for musicians: add the ability to hear whether or not a note is in tune. Not sure how best to implement this — some sort of kinetic feedback system would be the most straightforward, but doesn’t seem true to it’s purpose in the same way that the belt buzzing north does.
How about a small speaker on the shoulder/in a hat which plays a very quiet A 440hz — then use the beats to judge whether or not the note is in tune.
Possible problems: might only work adequately for A and related notes (E, maybe D), might be irritating to have a constant sound — like artificial tinnitus. Also irritating if notes which the wearer doesn’t control are slightly out of tune! Probably the most simple solution is to allow the sound to be toggled quickly and easily.
Trawling through Dubliners CDs to try to find one particular song I remember hearing early in my childhood. I really love this #music, it is so grounded.
Just created a #buzz mix track with samples from our recent performances:
For all his smugness and #gurdy misrepresentation, I’m actually really impressed with Howard Goodall’s conclusion to the Story of Music. In particular the closing segment, where he satisfyingly sums up the history of #music in about four sentences.
Most of the series was moderately interesting historical info, but concluding by linking the advent of the Play button to Bach’s notation style is quite profound.