walk into the club like wait nevermind can we go home
being a triplet and a musician is both exciting and confusing. like once we got sheet music for jazz band and the director was like “find the triplets” and i was gonna be like “well one is right here” and then he turned to the saxophones and said “make sure to tongue the triplets hard” and i just sat there.
To Whoever put this on the mens bathroom light. You’re a genius, sir!
A reader’s project
Musicians have a hard time remembering what they played when they’re in the “groove”, which makes transcribing original music a tedious and difficult task. No one wants to interrupt a good jam session by writing every note they play as they go, which is why we created Mozart: a phone app that simplifies the song writing process by automatically writing the tabs for you as you play. Simply place your phone by your guitar, bass, or piano, and watch Mozart do its magic with yours.
The idea behind Mozart is to allow for musicians of any skill to create easily-understood notations of their music without the need of any additional effort (other than employing the app, that is). The user simply has to select the instrument they will be using and touch “Record” upon being prompted to do so. Using the phone’s mouthpiece as a microphone, the app utilizes its note-recognition feature to transcribe each note that’s played to it into tablature (tabs) and standard musical notation. A file containing both “sheets” is generated at the conclusion of the recording, and the user is given the ability to share, store, or save for editing later.
The availability of both tabs and standard notation is reflective of our hopes of Mozart being used as a tool for musical education and accessibility around the world. Tabs are easily read even by non-musicians, relying on simple and direct instructions to tell the musician what to be play. Complementing these tabs with their standard notation may allow users to become more comfortable with both.
Want your face on a Pez Dispenser?
Hot Pop Factory, a studio based in Toronto, has conceived a process to create a PEZ dispenser personalized with your image! Using a 3D printer and a Kinect sensor to make the capture and production, they are able to recreate your face 3D printed on a PEZ dispenser! We love it.