When I was young, I used to watch a series called The Wizard in which an inventor had lots of amazing gadgets (at least they seemed amazing then). One of those devices was a pair of drumsticks you could play anywhere and it would play drum sounds... Well this is now a dream come true thanks to FreeDrum.
Two weeks ago, Andrew Huang (a canadian music producer), added a video on his Youtube channel, asking viewers to end a melody he started.
He ended with 147 submissions, which extracted some interesting statistics from.
Youtube user Vika (vkgoeswild), in between playing her own piano compositions, plays cover of famous songs. Among others, I found this cover of Metallica's Master if puppet, which I wanted to share.
Youtube user grantwoolard took 57 classical pieces, from 33 different compositor (from JS Bach to John Willams), and created this six minutes mashup, with an animated sheet music.
Today, I've discovered this incredible Marble Machine, created by Wintergatan with wood gears, springs and lots of lego pieces to program the main melody. It uses thousands of marbles to play a combination of vibraphone, bass guitar and a cardboard based drumset.
You can watch the two parts making to see how he constructed the whole machine.
Overtune is something natural in all live instruments, including the human voice. But being able to control it to sing two distinct melodies at once is an amazing talent.
In this video, Anna-Maria explains how it works. You can also find lessons on her Youtube channel to learn how to sing like her.
Source : my wife
Here's an advertisment for the Android operating system, which, I think, extraordinarily delivers their message :
Be together, not the same. This is how Beethoven's Moonlight Sonata (3rd movement) would sound on a piano playing only a middle C.
You can also discover the making of, and an extended version below
The Nickelharpa is a traditional swedish string instrument, dating back to the XVth century, which allies the sound of a violin, and the precision of a piano.
Here's an interesting device for guitar players : the Hammer Jammer. It costs $80 and can be bought on the creator's website
No this article is not sponsored, I just think this is cool :)
Just a video shared by my mother
The duo Igudesman and Joo deliver a great rendition of Mozart's Alla Turca in A minor. Well A major... Well A major but with B flat instead of B...
Aleksey Igudesman, who does a lot of Music comedy with Richard Hyung-ki Joo, demonstrates a brand new innovation : the Cyber Conductor !
Frequent travellers know these little tunes broadcasted just before an annoucement. It's usually around 6 notes, and becomes part of the ambient noise in a train station or airport.
Two french guys decided to compose a music based on the SNCF (the french public train service), and play it on pianos available in big train stations.
Thanks to my wife for showing me this video