When Pythagoras was doing his experimentations on sound, he found that a string actually vibrated in many different pitches, though one was dominant. This he verified by putting strings of shorter (but mathematically specific) lengths nearby and observed sympathetic resonance.
The results were the overtone series, and it is where all the major-sounding scales and modes come from.
— Read on www.quora.com/Why-does-a-music-scale-have-8-notes
Les Claypool faces off with Metallica’s Robert Trujillo in a bass-slapping duel in new short film Precious Metals | Guitar World
The film is directed by the Primus bassist’s son, Cage Claypool
— Read on www.guitarworld.com/amp/news/les-claypool-faces-off-with-metallicas-robert-trujillo-in-a-bass-slapping-duel-in-new-short-film-precious-metals
Footage of the moment Frank Zappa performed with Pink Floyd
In October 1969 European music fans began to flock to the village of Amougies, in Belgium, for four days of free love psychedelic rock and roll.
— Read on faroutmagazine.co.uk/pink-floyd-frank-zappa-performing-together-footage/amp/
It’s the screams of the damned!’ The eerie AI world of deepfake music
Deepfake music is set to have wide-ranging ramifications for the music industry as more companies apply algorithms to music. Google’s Magenta Project – billed as “exploring machine learning as a tool in the creative process” – has developed several open source APIs that allow composition using entirely new, machine-generated sounds, or human-AI co-creations. Numerous startups, such as Amper Music, produce custom, AI-generated music for media content, complete with global copyright. Even Spotify is dabbling; its AI research group is led by François Pachet, former head of Sony Music’s computer science lab.
— Read on m.slashdot.org/story/378104
Just in time for Halloween: Rapper MF DOOM Auctioning NFT ‘Masks’ – Decrypt
The Hip Hop artist MF Doom is putting 11 augmented reality masks up for auction in the form of NFTs.
— Read on decrypt.co/45631/just-in-time-for-halloween-rapper-mf-doom-auctioning-nft-masks
Wu-Tang Clan and MF DOOM are a Grizzly Pairing on New ‘Metal Chamber’ Mash-Up Tape – Okayplayer
With a real-life collaboration between Wu-Tang Clan and MF DOOM seeming more unlikely by the day, a potent placeholder has surfaced.
— Read on www.okayplayer.com/music/listen-wu-tang-clan-mf-doom-metal-chamber-mash-up-mixtape.html/amp
David Gilmour’s isolated guitar on Pink Floyd’s ‘Echoes’
We are dipping into the Far Out Magazine vault to look back at one of Pink Floyd’s most cherishable moments on record and appreciating Echoes in a whole new way
— Read on faroutmagazine.co.uk/david-gilmour-pink-floyd-echoes-isolated-guitar/amp/
Malik B., Longtime Member of the Roots, Is Dead at 47 – The New York Times
He brought his understatedly gritty lyrics and cadence to the band during its formative years. After he went solo, he dropped in on a few Roots albums.
— Read on www.nytimes.com/2020/07/31/arts/music/malik-b-dead.html
There’s a punk band made completely of robots | Louder
The One Love Machine Band is the freshest new punk band to come out of Berlin – and its members are made entirely of scrap metal
— Read on www.loudersound.com/news/theres-a-punk-band-made-completely-of-robots