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).
The first marching contest of 2016 and it was much more than I expected. First off, thank you to the Springtown band staff and boosters for putting on a great contest. Everyone was so helpful and kind.
It’s funny how much I continue to learn the more and more I do events like this. There were things I brought that I didn’t use and other things I didn’t bring that I probably could have used. But overall, it was a good learning experience. It was amazing to meet all the people who stopped by the booth. I got to see people who were there last year and catch up with them, and got to meet a bunch of new people this year. There were students who are also working in visual arts that showed me some of their artwork and it continues to amaze me the level of talent and improvement that I saw. I hope you continue to draw and paint!
I hope this is a contest I can go back to every year! Thanks again to everyone who came out, and I’m looking forward to the Plano East contest. Hope to see you there!
I thought we could take a minute today to talk about time – Time signatures to be precise. I’ll try to explain as best I can in the video below. Check out the additional examples below the video if you want to see more examples of the different kinds of times signatures you might come across in your music studies. As always, let me know if you have any questions, and thanks for watching!
In this week’s video, we go over some general rules for writing music notation:
There are some more specific rules that I ended up not using in the video, but I wanted to share them here. If you are using a music notation software like Finale or Sibelius ALL of these rules are already programmed into the software and update automatically as you write the music (well, as best as it can. Sometimes beams on note groupings can get a little weird). If you have any questions, leave them the comments below. Thanks for watching/reading. Look for another music theory video soon!
I picked up this metronome kit from Sparkfun called “Metro Gnome”. Besides having a very witty name, the kit was really easy to put together and is actually a decent metronome. Check out the video to see the full build and demo of the metronome in action (yes, it actually goes from 1bpm to 299bpm). Let me know if you have any questions. Thanks for watching!