Planet Performance podcast rig rundown

A few people asked about what I use for recording the Planet Performance podcast so here’s a quick rundown. This is just my preference, there are of course many other ways to do it. So what’s in the box? Two microphones. These are vintage Electro-Voice RE 635A. I got them from ebay for about $150 … Continue reading Planet Performance podcast rig rundown

Life (Stoyan Jams podcast, episode #3)

This one gem is called “Life”. It’s very short. Enjoy! It’s basically one chord. The thing is, putting music out there is just too hard, mainly because of our inner critic. Nothing is perfect, nothing is even close to good enough. Our creations are too precious. We don’t want them out in the cold wide … Continue reading Life (Stoyan Jams podcast, episode #3)

Learning German with Brahm’s Ein Deutsches Requiem

Some resources… A video that pronounces all the words, second time slower And a list of all the words, most commonly occurring first Deutsch English und and die the werden become sie you sind are ist is wie as ich I denn because des of der of the mit with alle all herrn mr ein … Continue reading Learning German with Brahm’s Ein Deutsches Requiem

The curious case of the missing fundamental

People are fascinating creatures. We can perceive differences in air pressure as pitch (sound, tone). Provided that said changes in pressure are fast enough and cyclical enough. OK, some clarification… Wave your finger. No sound. Now faster, faster. If you manage 20 times in a second, you’ll start hearing something. 20 times-per-second is also measured … Continue reading The curious case of the missing fundamental

Remembering key signatures: another silly little trick

Key signatures are critical. Says David Cope “Key signatures are the equivalent of addition and multiplication tables in mathematics – absolutely essential for succeeding” (Psst, you can practice key signature flashcards using my little tool. You can learn more about them in the posts about circle of fifths. And another little trick to remember stuff.) … Continue reading Remembering key signatures: another silly little trick