Posts Tagged ‘music’

Sound Reasoning: A New Way to Listen

September 12, 2011 Leave a comment

Sound Reasoning: A New Way to Listen.

Really nice “tutorial” on how to listen and appreciate music (mainly focused on western classical music). Requires no formal knowledge of music (or music notation, theory, etc). Lots of audio examples and music excerpts are used to demonstrate the concepts and musical analysis throughout the text (which is really comprehensive).

Highly recommended for anyone interested in learning how to fully appreciate music and all its complexities expressed through sound.

By the way, this “tutorial” is hosted at the excellent Connexions website, where it’s possible to find several other “open source”/wiki-style modules of educational materials. You can even contribute to it!


Music Ontology Specification

February 14, 2011 Leave a comment

The Music Ontology Specification provides main concepts and properties fo describing music (i.e. artists, albums, tracks, but also performances, arrangements, etc.) on the Semantic Web. This document contains a detailed description of the Music Ontology.

via Music Ontology Specification.

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Pat Metheny plays with Robots

February 9, 2011 1 comment

YouTube – Pat Metheny – The Orchestrion EPK.

Btw, here is an interesting interview with Eric Singer (the guy behind probably most of those robots):

And a movie about the work of Trimpin:

And last, but not the least, the site of Ajay Kapur (a good friend, who will soon pay us a visit here in Porto! :-)):
All big names in music robots! 🙂

Listening Styles and Listening Strategies

September 27, 2010 Leave a comment
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Musopen: Record and release free music without copyrights

September 17, 2010 Leave a comment
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Music Notation with HTML5 Canvas

PWGL – A Visual Programming Language

PWGL – Home.

PWGL is a free cross-platform visual language based on Common Lisp, CLOS and OpenGL, specialized in computer aided composition and sound synthesis. It is programmed using theLispworks programming environment.