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).
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!
Ah! It has been too long since I have written an update. I promise I’ll be better about sharing all the awesomeness that is going on. Last time, I was just about to head to San Antonio for the TMEA convention. I am happy to say that the convention was really fun and I was able to meet a bunch of readers and got to introduce Odd Quartet to a bunch of new readers. Here is a a wrap up video I made for TMEA. Be sure to subscribe to my YouTube channel to see the latest videos!
I have also been practicing more calligraphy. So far, they’ve been related to music somehow. Let me know if you have any questions about the videos, I’d love to do a Q&A some time. Thanks for watching!