This kind of thing really only bothers me if the synthesizer is overpowering the ensemble, or the arrangement relays too much on the synthesizer playing difficult/complex passages instead of the actual band playing those parts.
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.
Hey everyone, sorry for not having a comic update today. I’ve been feeling under the weather the past couple of days and wasn’t able to string together enough time at the drawing desk to put together a comic for today. I promise I will try to get better as fast as possible so we can get back to the regularly scheduled updates! I hope everyone is enjoying the spring semester coming to a close and looking forward to some well deserved down-time. Thank you for being so supportive of this little endeavor. I don’t know what I’d do without readers like you.
So, today’s comic is an alternate universe where Alfred is also Bruce Wayne’s music teacher. Alfred would be a great teacher because he would take NO SASS. I think I just like the dry humor that was written for the Alfred in the Batman animated series, and I appreciate a teacher who has a good sense of humor. What do you think, would Alfred make a good music teacher?
First of all, congratulations to Artiphon on their extremely successful Kickstarter campaign. Secondly, you still have plenty of time to jump on that deal if you want to get an Instrument 1 for yourself. Check out their kickstarter video:
I think it’s funny that all the things we concern ourselves about the proper approach to playing an instrument will be long forgotten in the far future. The only thing more interesting to me is examining the point in time when these edicts are just starting to be forgotten. It may not be the Instrument 1 that brings about this change, but it’s fun to think about. I don’t know if the future of music will be found in an all-in-one device like the Instrument 1 or if there will be completely NEW instruments that will become more popular for musicians to play. I just hope that musicians of the future are as deeply devoted to the craft as the musicians of the past and present. Also, I wouldn’t mind a Ressikan Flute.