This one’s for all the band directors still doing marching band in December! Stay strong and don’t forget to dress warm.
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!
Hey everyone, after selling out of most sizes at the Springtown marching contest (thank you to everyone who stopped by the booth!). The Doctor Who time signature tee and the Practice Chart tee are both back in stock. Check out the Odd Quartet store for more info. Thanks!
Do you play an instrument that is unwieldy or hard to transport? Would you have picked a different instrument to learn if you knew how hard it would be to get from place to place? I’ve heard some interesting stories about traveling with a cello and wonder if anyone in the Odd Quartet community have similar stories?
I have mentioned before that there are some things that do not lend themselves to a comic strip, but they are still things that interest me. For example, the Sydney Opera House and LEGO. So, instead of making a comic about the crazy detailed LEGO set or all of the awesome things about the Sydney Opera House, I made a couple of quick videos instead. Check ‘em out below!
19 Awesome Facts about the Sydney Opera House
Behind the scenes build of the LEGO Sydney Opera House.