some old videos of me trashed playing for beer at a local open mic. sit in musician is tyler halsey.drunk guy who seems to forget he’s holding a bass is me. not pictured is Matt Nelsen, on banjo. there’s an even worse one on youtube, but i aint postin that link here haha
Another thing i kept forgetting to post. The thing about being a genius is it’s hard to keep track of all the amazing shit rushing through my brain. Anywho, Adam Lopez, my good friend, musical mentor, and colleague just joined up with a radass, nation level, busy as hell Denver Rockabilly/Roots band by the name of Mad Dog & The Smokin’ J’s. You want to see this band. They are kicking off a pretty huge tour any day now, through Colorado, AZ, CA, and probably a lot other places as well. For details check out http://adamlopezmusic.com/mad_dog_and_the_smokin_js/ for their ridiculously packed tour schedule, and band bio. Don’t forget to check out the rest of the site for Artist info, Adam’s Blog, Tips, Tricks, Guitar Lessons, Music, and whatever else a man that could kill another man using only the awesome power of guitar (i’ve seen it) thinks about.
There. Now I can finally make money!
Music theory encompasses the nature and mechanics of music. It often involves identifying patterns that govern composers’ techniques and examining the language and notation of music. In a grand sense, music theory distills and analyzes theparameters or elements of music – rhythm, harmony (harmonic function), melody, structure, form, and texture. Broadly, music theory may include any statement, belief, or conception of or about music. People who study these properties are known as music theorists. Some have applied acoustics, human physiology, and psychology to the explanation of how and why music is perceived. Music has many different fundamentals or elements. These are, but are not limited to: pitch, beat or pulse, rhythm, melody, harmony, texture, allocation of voices, timbre or color, expressive qualities (dynamics and articulation), and form or structure.
Pitch is a subjective sensation, reflecting generally the lowness or highness of a sound. Rhythm is the arrangement of sounds and silences in time. Meter animates time in regular pulse groupings, called measures or bars. A melody is a series of notes sounding in succession. The notes of a melody are typically created with respect to pitch systems such as scales or modes. Harmony is the study of vertical sonorities in music. Vertical sonority refers to considering the relationships between pitches that occur together; usually this means at the same time, although harmony can also be implied by a melody that outlines a harmonic structure. Notes can be arranged into different scales and modes. Western music theory generally divides the octave into a series of 12 notes that might be included in a piece of music. In music written using the system of major-minor tonality, the key of a piece determines the scale used. Musical texture is the overall sound of a piece of music commonly described according to the number of and relationship between parts or lines of music: monophony, heterophony, polyphony, homophony, or monody.
Timbre, sometimes called “Color” or “Tone Color” is the quality or sound of a voice or instrument. Expressive Qualities are those elements in music that create change in music that are not related to pitch, rhythm or timbre. They include Dynamics and Articulation. Form is a facet of music theory that explores the concept of musical syntax, on a local and global level. Examples of common forms of Western music include the fugue, the invention, sonata-allegro, canon, strophic, theme and variations, and rondo. Popular Music often makes use of strophic form often in conjunction with Twelve bar blues. Analysis is the effort to describe and explain music.
Readers, all 3 of you, I apologize for the lapse in content. Still writing up the review of both the Zoom H2n and the Goodnight, Stranger show. Hint: Both Of Them Were Awesome. Still editing together the rehearsal recordings from the H2n, they will be posted alongside of the review. Keep checking back here, all 3 of you, i will be posting soon!
Big week coming up for me! By the end of this week, you can expect to be able to read: My review of the Zoom H2n digital field recorder, which i will be picking up tomorrow, and testing at band practice and the gig, a review of how the first Goodnight, Stranger show went, hopefully an interview with the band, rehearsal/gig recordings, and more. Anyone have any good stories of their first gig with a a new band, or any comments on digital field recorders?
This friday, 5/18@The Triple Nickel with the new ben franklins, pretty mouth and bryan hartley! COME ON OUT
and don’t forget to add the new band page!
I said GODDAMN Y’ALL.
Yesterday was a million years ago. I put my best friend to sleep today, and I could barely say goodbye. Last day on earth.
Ever wake up with a partially shaven leg, and a hot pink inverted cross made of pepto bismal on your chest? Yeah, me either.
You heard it here first, I’m starting a solo recording project, in which I will be recording all instruments and vocals myself. I’m calling it BlackLung.
It will consist of my experimentation with all varieties of musical instruments, and every song i’ve ever wanted to write.
P.S.> WHOMP WHOMP
Initial Reaction: *nodding head slowly*
Favorite Track(s): Murderers Are Getting Prettier Every Day, Breaking The Same Old Ground
I literally just finished listening to the bonus track (to which Johnny Depp contributes a drum and co-production credit) and i am pretty impressed. For my first listen, (my opinion always changes/evolves as I listen to a record for the 2nd, 3rd, and 33rd time) It started off a bit slow, but really picked up in the last 1/3 of the album. Look back here for a more complete and in-depth review whenever i feel like it.