Tags: music doodles



A little electronic doodle quickly done in Garageband and Paulstretcher, based on a voice and a guitar sample, both doing just two notes, the fifth F-C with the vocal sample run in a couple of different ways through Paulstretcher. The doodle is made up of just those two samples.

zbasestars over caprica

sometimes a great notion

Still enjoying playing with Notion, the music score writer app on the iPad, although the interface is rather Windows-like and it has the usual annoying buy-in-app 'features': "You want classical guitar? well, that's an extra couple of quid. You want 'solo' violin, or a percussion section? Well, that's another..."

So far, only exercises for my pupils, a rather predictable guitar piece and a string orchestra doodle have come out of all that playing with it, but who knows and it's fun (and I even learn and re-learn things along the way). Interesting times, though, when you can be writing a sonata (or a song) in the Tube -and listen to the results straight away. I imagine my music teachers would wince at that. You weren't allowed a piano in the room in composition exams, you had to be able to hear it all in your head. Which makes sense, but it still is so much better to actually hear it.

I expect only one person in my flist will get the quote in the subject title... :P

various bits of flavio life

Ok, still waiting for things to go back to normal after the end of the summer but it's taking a while. Most of my pupils are still away, a couple are not coming back at all -one moved away, another is in rather more dire money straits than I am, etc. At this time of year I expect a small flurry of enquiries for lessons -so far, it hasn't happened at all. Not a single enquiry, which is a bit worrying. It may be all the talk about the economy still going through the floor, etc.

It also means I've had a fair bit of free time, unexpectedly. Haven't used it wisely, I'm afraid, apart from putting ads in newsagent's windows (but that doesn't really work for what I do, there's always somebody down the road charging half of what you do. Whatever what you charge is, actually) and a couple of things of that nature. I have been reading a lot, finally finished 'The Children of Hurin', by Talkien, 'Slaughterhaus 5' by Vonnegut, which I had never read, some Sci-Fi thing by Poul Anderson and currently The Grand Design by Stephen Hawking et al. Thinking apres event that maybe I should put Wikipedia links rather than Amazon, they already had my money..

I have also been playing with Tumblr here and here; ok, it's not livejournal, for sure but may have its uses. It can be made pretty very quickly but I still can't believe you put up a blogging platform where you have to bolt un a commenting solution because it comes with none built in. Also have been putting some old music doodles up in Soundcloud, here.
watermelon flav

a few pictures and stuff

Some pictures from Friday , where I spent a little time with kajia and Diana, a long time friend of mine I hadn't seen for a long time, in Waterlow Park, here.

A few pictures of the fashion show at the Fright club, here.

Some more of badusernametag's birthday BBQ at Ground Zero on Sunday.. here

And, finally, a couple of musical doodles in various states of unfinished-ness, noisoide 7 and god on their side. Not much guitar playing in either -well, a couple of notes on the second.

... do I really have to get up at some unspeakable time tomorrow?