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Another pochette

A few years ago, I wrote about pochettes after learning about them from my friend Michael Lavelle, who had just made one. It was a copy of the famous Clapisson pochette made by Antonio Stradivari in 1717, with an intriguing variant – it had an owl’s face instead of a scroll. 62 more words

Musical Instruments

The future of ukuleles

Well, actually stringed instruments generally, but I needed a U and I didn’t want to do universities or the UN again and certainly not unicorns, so I cheated slightly. 321 more words


The Instrumental Petting Zoo: Spit!

This is the third post in a mini series regarding the concept of an instrumental petting zoo.  In previous posts, I discussed the concept of the petting zoo… 428 more words


...and now ANOTHER music post: SparkPunk Sequencer MIDI synchronisation with Arduino (work in progress)

“Tunz-tunz-tunz” :-D my dear geek-musician friends (female and male of course)!

Today I used for you my “house-disco-techno”-style “hello”, because today I wan t to talk you about msuica (again). 1,540 more words

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Messages clash and crash

Hold on tight and fast

Despite the murderous norms

Keeping you sworn

To an allegiance

You are not willing to plead… 49 more words

The Instrumental Petting Zoo

A few weeks ago we had a guest speaker at The Master’s College, Jana Gruss, who introduced us to the concept of an instrumental “petting zoo”.   287 more words