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Music Timeline

Historical Music Timeline

I’m a sucker for things that show history in an easy-to-consume format, and I’m a sucker for music. So this project over on Google Research double-suckered me. It’s worth looking at the official blog post the Google-bots gave to understand how the thing works and what the numbers / images represent, but just poking around…

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Singing Together Synchronizes Heart Rates

From the “So there really is something to this ‘music unifying us’ department” comes research that shows that singing together synchronizes heart beats. Pretty cool stuff, music is important y’all. Check out the original article here.

Real Music Still Exists: Adam Ben Ezra

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The Beach Boys Without Auto Tune

Ever wondered what The Beach Boys sound like without the benefit of auto tune? Wonder no more. [youtube width=”600″ height=”365″ video_id=”E0jl6uRxgcA”]  

Video Creativity – Forward

There are times where amazing videos done by teams of highly skilled (and highly paid) professionals blow my mind. Then there are times where a few friends with a great idea and practiced, careful execution put together a video that blows my mind. I prefer the second type… this is a fantastic example of the…

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Music Transformation – An Exciting New Realm

There’s something exciting about finding out what happens to music when you use it in unintended ways. The amazing transformations of sound that can happen can often be more amazing than the originally intended format. An example is slowing down electronic dance music 20,000%, as shown in this video: [youtube width=”600″ height=”365″ video_id=”J3x1mF391BE”]

An Album For My Valentine – 2013

A couple of years back my wife and I started a tradition that revolves around thoughtful, affordable gift-giving on Valentine’s Day. To say it has become our favorite “gift exchange” holiday event would be an understatement, we have so much fun with this every year. This year, here are the albums that swapped hands: I…

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Major or Minor?

There’s a guy out there who takes the time to transpose popular songs out of their native minor key into the nearest major key. It’s pretty interesting to see how much it changes the delivery of the song. [vimeo width=”600″ height=”365″ video_id=”57685359″]

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