Wednesday, July 22, 2009


So, is this place a ghost town or what?
Really guys, this is a bit dismal. It's summer, I know, but this hasn't been updated since before school ended. I don't want this to die, and I figure the only thing to restore it from its coma is to contribute. However, I'm not writing out to the mass void of the web, I'm a people person. Sooo, someone better ping the occasional comment.

Monday, March 9, 2009

Lion King Beatbox

I bring you another beatboxing video. I think this one is pretty wicked.

Sunday, March 8, 2009

What is the name of the song?

I found a site that can help you find and identify pieces even if all you know is the melody! Go here.

Beatboxing Flautist and Cellist

I found a short clip of these two guys on youtube, a cellist and a flautist beatboxing. I really liked it so I tried to find a better video. This is what I found:

Friday, February 13, 2009

Creative Juices

This is a video I mentioned to some people in class that I would post here for its humor value more than anything else.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Oh geez. Music Theory in Action.

This dude totally analyzes Eleanor Rigby. As in chords, and phrasing, and how if you put all of the letters into this weird system he made up, and send $5 to his paypal account, your true love will kiss you within 30 days, and if you don't tell at least 10 more people, Santa Claus will step on your dog, or something like that. Okay, part of that is outright lying, but the rest is good stuff. It's hard to make new songs if you dunno what they're made of. Check this out. k thx.

Friday, February 6, 2009

Percussion Project

Ok, so, I sat down today to figure out exactly what I was doing for this percussion project, but I looked at the sheet from the website and was confused. Are we only allowed to do either a multiple percussion solo: a piece to be played by one person with multiple instruments, or a piece for a percussion ensemble with a minimum of 8 instruments? In other words, we can't have a piece with three instuments being played at the same time by three different people? If anyone could clarify, it would be greatly appreciated.

Thursday, January 22, 2009


So, today, I looked at sheet music for the first time, with the intent of trying to find something I recognize. It was from a book of video game music that I'd heard before, but I was looking for a particular one. Only, all of the titles were in god-knows-what-language (cause I sure don't), so I couldn't just look in the index. Oh noes!
So, the only way I could figure this out, was to sightread. *Gasp*
Okay, I lie, I totally could've asked Evan, as it was his book, and he reads freaky languages a little, and he's played the one I wanted, but I felt like being difficult, okay? Besides, my way was educational.
Anywho (ha, guess which teacher I picked that one up from), I sightread the right hand of the pieces quickly. Okay, I scanned them for the rhythm of the one I wanted, but it counts. Kinda.
And I could do this a lot easier than I used to, because I've been practicing. There is this awesome website
and it spits out sight reading rhythm examples like that. No, wait, like *snaps* that. And you can pick what level you're at, and how many measures, and what kinda meter you want. It also does more than three-four, four-four, six-eight, etc. You know you wanna practice five-four and seven-twelve. Give in to the urge. It builds character.