As many of you know, I am a full-stack web developer by profession. As part of our weekly reading hour, I read (and was clearly excited by) the following passage from David Kadavy‘s Design <for> Hackers:
Music and Dance
Although some experimentation has been done with irrational numbers, such as the golden ratio, the most popular music tends to contain very simple patterns. Most rock songs are in 4/4 time, meaning that there are four beats per measure. Also occasionally found in popular music is 3/4 time, meaning there are three beats per measure; 3/4 time is the time signature of waltz music.
One of the most fascinating examples of proportion in music can be found in proportion’s influence on tone, as shown in Figure 5-15. If you strum an open guitar string tuned to C, you’ll hear a C note. If you shorten the length of the string to half its original length, you’ll hear another C note, but this time an octave higher (the eighth note in the major scale). If you take that same string and strum it instead at three-fourths its original length, you’ll hear an F note (the fourth or subdominant note in the major scale). If you strum the string at two-thirds its original length, you’ll hear a G note (the fifth or dominant note in the major scale).
I don’t update this very often because if you’re around San Diego, chances are at any one of the venues, you’ll find me, and I’ll always run the monthly Blues Labs. Two weeks ago, however, I lost a friend who was very near and dear to me and one of the major driving forces behind my immersion into blues music and blues idiom dances.
I apologise for not updating as much I’d originally planned. The Blues Labs have been going strong, and I have DJ’d at The JAM as well as First Saturday Swing in the last few months, as well as City in Motion.
Anyway, I will be DJing at two locations this weekend! First will be the early set in the upstairs blues lounge (tonight!) at JAMnBLUES in Kearny Mesa. Again, that’s tonight, Friday, the 6th of March, 2015. Taster lesson by Roger Nielsen begins at 9:15pm, and my set will begin at 10pm and go until 11:30pm or a little later.
After a hectic several weeks where I was either too busy or too exhausted to dance, I will be DJing at two locations this weekend! First will be the early set in the upstairs blues lounge at JAMnBLUES in Kearny Mesa this Friday, the 3rd of October, 2014. Taster lesson by Roger Nielsen begins at 9:15pm, and my set will begin at 10pm and go until 11:30pm or a little later.
I’ll be DJing the first set in the upstairs blues lounge at JAMnBLUES in Kearny Mesa this Friday, the 20th of June, 2014. Taster lesson by Roger Nielsen begins at 9:15pm, and my set will begin at 10pm and go until 11:30pm or a little later. Come play with me! Continue reading “DJing JAMnBLUES Friday, 20 June”→
In the dimly lit corners of the shadowy juke joints of the world, a girl had been waiting for the Internet to be ready for her emergence, and then, finally! A sign: the .ninja top-level domain! And with a few clicks of the mouse and some tapping of keys, the JukeJoint.ninja was born!
Or maybe not. I may have taken a few liberties with the story, but what it should reveal is that I am a geek, I love to dance, among many other things, and I am very good at what I do.