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 … Read more
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 … Read more
Part of the new video series is going to focus on Music Theory. The first video below reviews how clefs impact which notes are in the staff. Let me know what you think!
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). … Read more
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 … Read more
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 … Read more
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 … Read more
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… We have two new items in the store, a limited … Read more
Here’s the latest art video. This one has been waiting for a while to be posted…I have been falling behind on my video editing duties.
If you follow me at @oddquartet on twitter, you probably know that me and my friends like to play board games. No, not games like Monopoly. We like to play more contemporary board games. I think Pandemic is the first board game that I introduced to them a little over two years ago. Since then, … Read more