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Archive for April, 2008

Find tuplets below the staff in Finale files via music XML

In the orchestration class I’m taking we have some very strict guidelines on how our sheet music should be formatted. I’m writing some scripts to detect notational errors in my scores based on these guidelines. The first one I wrote detects if tuplets are marked below the staff. Our conductor requires us to have all […]

Seun Kuti is going on tour

(Warning: Loud) Seun Kuti is going on tour and coming to the House of Blues in Chicago June 30. You can bet I will be there. I have been a Fela Kuti fan for a long time, and saw a Femi Kuti concert a couple years ago which was one of the best concerts I’ve […]

Musiq’s Girl Next Door and Beck’s Debra use the same bass line sample

Hmm, this is fun, I’ve added a new ‘song ripoffs’ category. Musiq’s “Girl Next Door”: Beck’s “Debra”: -edit- Found the sample, it’s Ramsey Lewis’s My Love For You.

Where’d You Go and Where Is The Love are the same song

I recently heard Fort Minor’s Where’d You Go and thought it was pretty powerful and effective, until I realized it was the exact same song as Where Is The Love by The Black Eyed Peas. Same chord progression, same downtempo well produced beats, same simple female vocal chorus, same good slow rapping that overlaps with […]

How to Make a DIY Music Staff Roller Stamp

( diy andGear andoriginals andvideo )

Here are instructions on how to make a Music Staff Roller Stamp, a rolling ink stamp you can use to quickly draw a staff onto paper for jotting down musical ideas. You can get all the hardware for less than $10 and it only takes about 2 minutes to make. Materials: 1 brass door hinge […]

Cute sampling robot

Good god do I want this thing. More videos here: http://letsmakerobots.com/node/112

Youtube rickrolls everyone

( misc andpranks )

That’s amazing. On today, April 1, click on any featured video on youtube. Rickroll FTW!