Here’s another “big” update to start the year! I some time over the holidays to work more with my watercolors and I loved it. Will probably be doing more work with them this year (if everything goes to plan).
Hi Everyone! So much has happened in the last few weeks and I haven’t had time to let you know about some of the updates so I decided to make this ALL ENCOMPASSING (for now) post to get you caught up on all things Odd Quartet.
1. There’s a new video up at my YouTube channel. It’s about how the music clefs got their shapes. Check it out and let me know what you think!
2. There are three new items in the store! The impossible triplet shirt, Treble Landscape poster, and a new tardis blue Dr. Who poster. Hit the links to check them out in the store, or click the store button at the top of the page to check them out.
3. Odd Quartet is returning to TMEA in San Antonio next week! I think this will be the fourth year I’ve done TMEA. This show always has a great turnout and so many awesome exhibits and concerts. You can still register for the convention if you haven’t already. Hope to see you there
A very Merry Christmas to you and yours. I hope your Christmas is filled with family, friends, and good music. Here’s a picture of our Tannenbone. Do you decorate your instruments for Christmas? Feel free to share your creations in the comments below.
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Scientists from MIT, Harvard, Columbia University, and Disney Research Labs have invented a manufacturing process that produces a metallophone in almost any shape you wish. What is a metallophone? Think of a glockenspiel or chimes – those are examples of metallophones you may be familiar with. However, the “Zoolophone” comes in MANY different shapes from a bird to a giraffe to small cups that sound very much like their well known counterparts. In the video below, the researches explain how they managed to produce these drastically different shapes while still being able to generate a tone when the shape is struck. Just another reminder that music has many different applications.
Learn more about the research by reading the full research paper here.
So, every year I like to make a pumpkin project for Halloween. These are usually made from craft pumpkins since they take a not-insignificant amount of time to make. This year I decided to make a project that I saw a couple years ago and wanted to try my hand at it this year. The Tetris Pumpkin was a lot of fun to make and there are links to all the resources I used to make the pumpkin in the description of the video. Please check out the video, like if you liked it and subscribe if you would like to see more of my face. Thanks!