Monthly Archives: October 2009

A guitarist’s Halloween

Every true guitarist loves Halloween.

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J. S. Bach: Prelude

Swedish guitarist Per-Olov Kindgren

Player’s profile and Youtube channel

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“Song decoders”

Though not specifically related to guitar this is an interesting article on music analysis, as in what makes a song tick? “…On first listen, some things grab you for their off-kilter novelty. Like the story of a company that has hired a bunch of “musicologists,” who sit at computers and listen to songs, one at a time, rating them element by element, separating out what sometimes comes to hundreds of data points for a three-minute tune. The company, an Internet radio service called Pandora, is convinced that by pouring this information through a computer into an algorithm, it can guide you, the listener, to music that you like. The premise is that your favorite songs can be stripped to parts and reverse-engineered…” The Song Decoders (Sunday N.Y. Times)

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Gaming the guitar

New Brutal Legend game features a guitar that can rain down upon your enemies  lightning and brimstone (or something like that) from up high ” Article here.

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Here’s another article here.

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The grand old Lute

Luteplayer’s channel

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Harp-lute

Did you know…“The instrument called a harp-lute, with twelve strings, was invented by Edward Light, of London, [in app 1798], and was designed for accompanying vocal music, but never enjoyed much public favour.” (Musical Instruments at the South Kensington Museum, London) Yeah, you don’t find many of these around.

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