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.).
Last week we delved into what to listen for as we warmed up for the Winter Storm livecast. Now that the event is over... we recap what we heard and Bruce's overall assessment of the competition.
The first in a four part series where Matthew Griffin takes us through just what is sound. To do this we first take a look at our ears and how we hear. Next up are the elements in the sound wave itself and how it interacts with our environment .We also discuss its physical properties, how it behaves, and how it's like a jumping rope. Also addressed is timbre, which is why a clarinet sounds different from an oboe, and why my voice sounds different from yours. A stunning journey into the scientific side of music!
In this class, we have a discussion about how drone reeds are less susceptible to blowing pressure changes than chanter reeds (on the assumption that your instrument is well-calibrated). Then, we hear Lee play some of Cameron MacFadyen on the practice chanter. Finally, a discussion on how the social mentality of our bands and pipe band associations can make it difficult to pursue the bagpipe as an extension of the Self.
This wonderful class on tuning and troubleshooting sound issues start a little abruptly but get to the heart of tuning issues. Many of the most common issues are presented and answer suggested! A must see if you aren't 100% happy with your sound!
In this special session Bruce takes us through some of his own experiences as we gear up for Winter Storm. What to listen to/for on the live stream? Come take a look.