Intro to Self-Driving Cars Nanodegree

If you ever wanted to learn how self-driving cars work, take a look at the Intro to Self-Driving Cars Nanodegree offered by Udacity. I have recently completed the course and it was such a joy to learn about how these vehicles function under the hood. If you have not guessed by now, in this post I want to share my experience with this course. Backstory I knew that Udacity was an online education platform, but I […]

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An Observation of Technology in Society

By definition, the word “technology” can be defined as techne logos, or as “the art and skill of reason.” It encompasses both the technique and the action which society uses for their gain. It is interesting to note that in most cases, art and reason seem to be at odds with each other. However, they come together in the above definition of technology. Art Perspective In the liberal arts, critical thought and analysis are encouraged through the […]

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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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