A great little video..
I remember coming across this a couple of years ago:
I have nearly finished the book this outlines the book I have borrowed this from the chap below his blogs ace too.
Prelude: Wooten sets the stage by introducing his narrator and “Michael,” his mystical guide.
Groove: This is important enough that it rates first mention, over and above the following 10 “elements” of music. “Never lose the groove in order to find a note.”
Notes: “Notes are overrated” (by “notes,” he means viewing music as chords and scales).
Articulation/Duration: “Notes are alive and like you and me, they need to breathe. The song will dictate how much air is needed.” And, comparing animal tracking to listening to music: “…the tracker, if he is a good one, can see right into the soul of whoever left the tracks…A good musician should be able to do the same.”
Technique: “Your technique should be at such a high level that you can forget about it.” And, “We practice our scales, modes, and techniques over and over…I propose a different path.”
Emotion/Feel: Here he discusses the ability of music to emotionally affect the listener, and the necessity of using this power responsibly. “Strive to make Life better, and you will have all of Life’s power backing you.”
Dynamics: This chapter offers a lesson in using dynamics to change the focus of the audience – for example, playing quieter as a way of quieting an inattentive audience (I’ve used this technique, and it sometimes works).
Rhythm/Tempo: Here he describes some exercises to improve one’s sense of time and groove, using a drum machine; he extrapolates his points to a larger view: “Music is alive, and if you treat her that way, she will speak to you. You will feel her pulse.”
Tone: “If you want your audience to dance, you should use a certain tone. If you want them to quiet down and listen, another tone may be necessary. If you want them to be healed, an altogether different tone…”
Phrasing: “All the elements of music can be phrased, not just the notes.” And, “You can phrase your life, too.”
Space/Rest: We should “play the rests.” “Learn how to make a rest speak louder than a note.”
Listening: “I found that when I listened to the other musicians more than I listened to myself, I played better.”
The Dream?: The narrator has a summing-up conversation with Music, herself.
Coda: The narrator/Seeker becomes a Teacher.
All the fun of the new year good to have MR Drinkle back.. www.Sketi.co.uk
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Skylights is a timelapse video made up of nearly 6,000 photos taken over the last few months in New Mexico, USA. Every frame in this video is a photograph.
Making this video was probably one of the most fun and most rewarding projects I’ve ever done. I greatly enjoyed traveling to remote parts of the state and it was an absolute thrill staying up all night shooting the stars. It’s hard to describe how very still, quiet and beautiful the night sky is when you are so far away from the city. Most nights we all go to sleep and miss a spectacular show overhead, I hope I can capture just a hint of what may have been missed.
Many shots were taken at the VLA ( Very Large Array) in New Mexico; The location for several scenes from the movie “Contact”. The VLA is a perfect location for capturing the night sky because of its lack of light pollution. In areas this dark, the Milky Way is visible to the naked eye and almost looks like a string of clouds.
The second to last shot records the sunset moments after the total eclipse of May 20th, 2012. It was pretty exciting to capture it on camera!
This is my second timelapse video and I cannot wait to get started on my next!
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Nikon D300s, D7000 and D5100
Tokina 11-16mm and Nikkor 10.5mm Fisheye. The eclipsed sunset shot was captured with a Sigma 500mm.
I used the Stage Zero Dolly from Dynamic Perception for the motion controlled shots in this video.
Original music created specifically for this video by Lowercase Noises
Download this track at music.lowercasenoises.com/track/skylights
Fair I guess, playing with a pick few Snide Remarks tunes. Will get the jazz back restring n get dug in may try a thumb pick…
Scale stuff fine… Playing really light you get no tone… Best get plugged in tomorrow…
Slow progress… After 48 hours…