A new video, and New merch in the store, what a great way to start the week! First, here’s the latest video from the Odd Quartet YouTube channel “What is Marching Band?” where I answer the most common questions asked on Google about marching band…
Not to be outdone by Apple today, I would like to announce a completely new product line to the Odd Quartet Store – VINYL STICKERS! So far, we have three different designs in the store for you to check out. I know this is something completely different from what we’ve done before, but we found a great vendor who helped us create a great product, and I hope you all like what we have to offer. Each of the new designs begin shipping TODAY. I would love to hear your thoughts on the new products (or any of our products actually) since these help support me to make more Odd Quartet for you, I want to make sure that I’m making things that you enjoy. Head on over to the Odd Quartet store to check out the new items, and let us know what you think in the comments below.
Hey everyone, I’m trying something completely new with the Odd Quartet YouTube channel, as you can see above. This week, instead of recording another drawing session, I decided to turn the camera on myself. There are some really cool things about music that just don’t fit into the panels of a comic strip, and I hope these videos will be an outlet for that type of information. I have a couple of “episodes” already recorded. Some are a traditional vlog like today’s, and others are not. I haven’t set a schedule for uploading the videos yet. So, please subscribe to the YouTube channel so that you can see them as soon as they come out. Please let me know what you think, and let me know if there are any other topics/questions you’d like to see in future videos. Thanks!
With the school year coming to and end (for most), and the long summer days ahead. What are your summer music plans?
Volunteering in your local orchestra, traveling to see a favorite music group, going to band/orchestra/choir/Suzuki camp, or just taking advantage of the longer days to get some extra practice time in? Share your plans in the comments below, or if you know of a good summer music opportunity, feel free to share it with everyone!
As for myself, I’m going to try to see a drum corps show when they come through Texas later this summer and try to catch some good local music when I can.
There are two kickstarters that have caught my attention this week. One is trying to record Beethoven on period instruments and the other is trying to invent a completely new kind of instrument. Here’s the breakdown.
The Beethoven project proposes to record all of Beethovens sonatas for Fortepiano and violin on period instruments Over the course of four separate albums. The first of which is the focus of this kickstarter campaign. The musicians behind the project Ian Watson and Susanna Ogata are both very accomplished and the project has a clearly defined goal. It will be very interesting to see if they can fund the entire four album project. Check out their video above, or check out all the details at their kickstarter page. The Beethoven Project has some grand ambitions, but with a little under five days to go as of this writing and only 70% funded, it seems like an uphill battle.
The next project is one that is a great example of the out-of-the-box thinking that kickstarters are known for:
Basically, Imogen Heap has been working with some pretty cool technology when it comes to making music and these gloves are something that have clearly been in the works for quite some time. I think there could be some interesting applications for these gloves if they are funded. As of this writing, the project has a week to go and is 40% funded. This is one instance where I wish I had enough money to get in on the single-glove tier…heck, even the maker-tier. Check out the full details at her kickstarter page.