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“25” Album – Release Notes (2017)

“25“ is now available on Bandcamp and Musicoin! “25” (2017), is the second album I have released and contains twenty-five short ambient, electronic, improvisation, and experimental pieces. The goal of this project was to release a collection of exactly twenty-five pieces which showcased various aspects of MIDI. For the release, I wanted to take a different approach. Twenty-five days before the official release date (August 28, 2017), I decided to release one piece every day until all of […]

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A Wrong Note is a Moral Issue

Perhaps the best way to understand music is to know what it is not. In the context of traditional Western music theory, music has a set of rules and guidelines that determine what music is and what it is not. For example, a key signature limits the notes a musician can play. If a musician plays outside the key, then those notes are said to be incorrect. If however the composer allows embellishment or allows extra […]

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Yoga for a Healthier Music Practice

Yoga is centered around principles of balance and awareness. There have been many studies done on how yoga can improve physical performance in athletes. However, there seems to be a lack of interest in how yoga can help musicians! This lack of interest is likely due to the fact that one does not associate the strenuous movements required in sports to the subtle gestures used to create music. Interest in this area has increased over […]

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Side Projects That Serve Multiple Purposes

Let’s suppose you are a Software Developer working on a project for a client. Your client wants software that will grab information from a database to be displayed in a graphical format. You work on the project until it is complete and then hand the software over to them. Your client is pleased with the result and pays you the agreed fee. With the project now completed, you move on to the next client… Let’s stop there and […]

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Taking a Scientific Approach to Learning New Skills: A Reflection Post

As the title of this post suggests, I have come to a point of reflection. For the past year, I have been learning Python, HTML, and Java. These three computer programming languages all have differences and similarities and I have come to find that learning one of them enhances the “learnability” of the others. However, I won’t be talking about the specific languages at length here. Instead, I would like to discuss my experience with learning them […]

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