Most pipers have heard their pipe major or piping instructor, sometimes quite forcefully, urge you to “blow tone”! But how many PMs can fully describe what the term means, or how to achieve it?
Let's get those fingers moving with The Pitlochry High School Centenary, a fun 4-part jig!
In this final wrap up session Matt takes us through the art of tuning. Ever wondered what the heck harmonics are, and why tuning is so tricky? We go through this as well as the limits of our ears perception, sound masking, and many other topics. A great wrap up in this the final of the series of four.
In session 3, Matt takes us on a journey to Swede Lake in Saskatchewan for some unique sound recording. "Under Living Skies" is an ongoing project to use the lake as an instrument. After identifing the resonant frequencies of the lake and assigning several pitches to those frequencies; Matt and others returned to the lake with instruments and speakers to play with the lake! Complete with recordings... this session starts to put the science and the music together.
Course Name: Open Dojo Session Class Name: Circular Breathing, "Unconscious Competence" & Tuning Strategies Class Instructor: Andrew Douglas
In session 2 we again take a look at the scientific side of sound. This week, we're going to take our mastery of the physics of sound and look at different tuning systems, how they came about, and what makes them unique. We'll talk about the difference between a tempered tuning system and a Pythagorean tuning system in Western Music, and we'll talk about a few different tuning systems from around the world (and even some alternate tuning systems developed in the 20th century by avant-garde composers.).