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Frank Sinatra: A Hundred Years On, the Voice Resonates Still

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A very nice look at Frank Sinatra’s singing career. Sinatra was born on 12/12/1915.

Written by LeisureGuy

11 December 2015 at 2:47 pm

Posted in Jazz, Music

π as a waltz

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The first 226 digits of π, base 12, used as a chromatic scale:

Sounds pretty good. More in a Motherboard article.

Written by LeisureGuy

24 October 2015 at 8:03 am

Posted in Math, Music, Video

An artist with synesthesia paints what music looks like to her

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Here’s John Lennon’s “Imagine,” for example:

John Lennon - Imagine

Full article here.

But go to her website, where you can see more of them, and also listen to the music while you view the painting: for example, “At Last.”

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3 October 2015 at 4:28 pm

Posted in Art, Music

Joe Rinaudo at the American Fotoplayer

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The American Fotoplayer is an amazing instrument, as described in the Wikipedia article at the link and in this video by Joe Rinaudo, who explains how it works. Here it is in action:

Written by LeisureGuy

18 September 2015 at 11:50 am

Posted in Music, Technology

Musical genres algorithmically grouped by Spotify, with examples

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Fascinating. The world of music is vast, and most of my experience is iin two small corners of it.

Discovered via this story in the Washington Post.

Written by LeisureGuy

4 April 2015 at 7:26 pm

Posted in Jazz, Music

Actuarial note: How genre affects popular musicians’ life expectancy

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Fascinating little study. Singing the blues is not so bad….

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24 March 2015 at 1:36 pm

Posted in Health, Music, Science

Amazing flutes!

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In my high-school band I mostly played flute, though finally switched to saxophone (alto and tenor), which I liked a lot better. But I am bowled over by these flutes. Take a look at the gallery.

Written by LeisureGuy

6 March 2015 at 6:29 pm

Posted in Music

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