A student then takes the bench and the pair analyzes how a beginner visually approaches a piece as opposed to someone more tenured. This article was originally published on digg.com. See the original post.
Theremin is a notoriously difficult instrument to play — in part because you don’t actually touch it while you’re playing it — but Carolina Eyck makes all the tricky passages in “The Ecstasy of Gold” look easy. This article was originally published on digg.com. See the original post.
IN SPACE – NOVEMBER 6: In this handout photo provided by NASA, NASA astronaut Scott Kelly works outside of the International Space Station during a spacewalk on November 6, 2015 in space. (Photo by NASA via Getty Images) What sounds do astronauts hear during a spacewalk? originally appeared on Quora: the place to gain and […]
Florida dairy farmer Ed Henderson has been playing the trombone since elementary school. And these days his audience, well, fits the scenery. Turns out, cows love jazz music! What began as a one-off backyard practice session, has turned into a regular gig that Henderson says entertains and pleases his audience of 6,800 or so cows. […]
If you deal with sadness by belting along to Adele and crying it out, you’re not the only one — and it might be beneficial for your health. It may seem counterproductive to listen to sad music when you’re feeling down, but new research shows that there’s a scientific reason for why we love crying […]
VPI VPI Scout turntable includes many of the features from more expensive turntables in the range. New-Jersey-based VPI has just announced the lauch of its Prime Scout turntable. As demand for vinyl grows, VPI continues to develop turntables that it claims produce a revelatory level of audio detail. The original Scout was one of the […]
A new Dartmouth study finds that listeners are most likely to tune in when a speaker delivers the most emotional peaks of his/her narrative, as revealed by synchronous pupil dilation patterns of speakers and listeners due to shared attention. The findings are published in the Journal of Experimental Psychology: General. This article was originally published […]
Mick Rock is The Man Who Shot the Seventies, but he doesn’t like the term—and he doesn’t much like being called an icon, either. “All that means is I’m getting old,” he tells me on a phone call from his home in Manhattan. But these things tend to stick: His photographs have captured and defined […]
Alarms come in many forms; from the gentle ping of a text message notification to the wake-up wail of a bedside clock, these sounds are a part of our lives. That’s why an alarm that could actually save your life needs to be so attention-grabbing—and intensely annoying. This is how Carryl Baldwin, a human factors […]
Mandy Harvey is a singer-songwriter working on her fourth album. She was studying music in college when she lost her hearing. She sings by feeling vibrations in the floor, and by using the muscle memory of her vocal cords to sing notes. This video was originally published on Great Big Story. View original on YouTube.
Start humming the opening theme to Nickelodeon’s classic “Doug,” and any self-respecting ’90s kid will surely join right in. Fred Newman, the man behind the doo-doo-doo’s, didn’t just give his improvised snap-and-pop to the show’s theme and soundscape, though: he was also the voice of Skeeter, Porkchop, Mr. Dink, and the lead singer of the […]
The death of Chuck Berry over the weekend at the age of 90 has led to an outpouring of respect for a man widely recognised as one of the most important founding figures of rock and roll. His place in the music canon is undoubtedly deserved, and is likely to be enduring. This article was […]