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  1. 13 Sep '12 19:51
    A sound track I did at home using electric guitar and volume pedal for fractal zoom animation, audio is not finished, but it gives the idea, I love fractals.

    YouTube&feature=plcp
  2. 13 Sep '12 21:49
    YouTube&feature=youtu.be
  3. 17 Sep '12 10:15
    Top stuff. The combo with fractals and blues I haven't seen before. It works really well. Nice playing. Off to a local Blues festival soon. Be great to see fractals going too.

    Fractals are fascinating, there's a message in them.

    Thanks robbie.
  4. 19 Sep '12 14:38
    Originally posted by Taoman
    Top stuff. The combo with fractals and blues I haven't seen before. It works really well. Nice playing. Off to a local Blues festival soon. Be great to see fractals going too.

    Fractals are fascinating, there's a message in them.

    Thanks robbie.
    wow, thanks Taoman, fractals are everywhere 🙂
  5. Subscriber sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    19 Sep '12 19:31
    Originally posted by robbie carrobie
    wow, thanks Taoman, fractals are everywhere 🙂
    My daughter Heather got her first degree at Berklee school of music in Boston and MA at Wesleyan and one of her projects is a fractal drum. She now teaches at Federal University in Natal Brazil with her physicist husband and two kids. Long story....
  6. 23 Sep '12 20:17
    Originally posted by sonhouse
    My daughter Heather got her first degree at Berklee school of music in Boston and MA at Wesleyan and one of her projects is a fractal drum. She now teaches at Federal University in Natal Brazil with her physicist husband and two kids. Long story....
    Good for her, but one does not learn to play the blues at university.
  7. Subscriber sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    27 Sep '12 17:11 / 5 edits
    Originally posted by robbie carrobie
    Good for her, but one does not learn to play the blues at university.
    Actually, her degrees are in synthesizer sound design at Berkelee and composition at Wesleyan. The fractal drum was not for playing blues, it was to understand the acoustic properties of the sound generated by such a drum.

    I beg to differ about learning blues at uni, Berkelee excels in all phases of music and blues is one of them. I have a friend who teaches songwriting there, Mark Simos, a polymath genius type who taught me guitar when he was 19 and I was 34🙂 I had been playing guitar since the age of 18 and had lessons with Rev. Gary Davis and Pete Seeger and 2 years with Backwards Sam Firk, an acoustic blues genius, RIP, and some lessons by Sam McGee in Franklin Tennessee before I ever met Mark. That should give you a clue as to how strong a musician Mark is. His first career was as a software systems analyst and he did well at it, but the call to music was too great so he went full time into music. We both lived in Venice beach when I knew him and he ended up playing a short stint in my Irish band, Southwind back in the day.

    But Berkelee does teach blues and does it well.

    Another Uni that teaches folk music and blues well is Appalachian state University in Boone, North Carolina. My wife and I played a couple of music festivals there, great auditorium and great audience. My wife plays lap dulcimer and bodhran and sings, I play guitar, mandolin, dulcimer, autoharp, banjo, fiddle and keyboards. Usually at gigs I only play guitar and mandolin, banjo and autoharp.

    I am listening to your first youtube effort and it is really high quality music. I see you use the EMU I/0, I use the hammerfall by RME, another great I/O

    I use Calkwalk Sonar X1 right now and have a Kurzweil PCX1 88 key keyboard.

    What synth are you using to process the sound?

    Listening to the second one now. Do you have a band? You certainly play well enough for a band! Great job on the video's!

    Also looked at "Damsel in distress', great job!
  8. 28 Sep '12 13:13
    Originally posted by sonhouse
    But Berkelee does teach blues and does it well.
    Not unless it forced her boyfriend to break up with her, it didn't.

    Richard
  9. Subscriber sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    28 Sep '12 14:41 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by Shallow Blue
    Not unless it forced her boyfriend to break up with her, it didn't.

    Richard
    Me no comprehendar my friend. She is married, teaches music in Brazil at Federal University along side her physicist husband and they have 2 kids now. I didn't say Heather taught blues, she is a composer. I just said they teach blues at Berklee in Boston. I see I mis-spelled it.

    Here is a link to blues at Berklee:

    http://www.berklee.edu/search/node/blues%20at%20berklee
  10. 28 Sep '12 17:50 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by sonhouse
    Actually, her degrees are in synthesizer sound design at Berkelee and composition at Wesleyan. The fractal drum was not for playing blues, it was to understand the acoustic properties of the sound generated by such a drum.

    I beg to differ about learning blues at uni, Berkelee excels in all phases of music and blues is one of them. I have a friend who te ...[text shortened]... ough for a band! Great job on the video's!

    Also looked at "Damsel in distress', great job!
    I dont have any synths and i dont have a bass guitar either which is really annoying,
    some of the tracks are simply backing tracks that i got off the net and put a lead to.
    The emu comes with its own bundled software and has a virtual mixing desk, with
    many up front effects, core ones, like compressor, equaliser etc etc and specialist
    ones. I dont really use them but i have a ZOOM guitar effects unit and a little
    marshal amp that's about it. The guitar is a really cheap strat copy, was twenty
    pounds on ebay, although i do own a nice nineteen eighties Japanese Yamaha
    sg3000. Mostly I just roll of the bass on the microphone as it picks up a lot of
    rumble and low end frequencies and mess around, dont play in a band, would love
    to but have no confidence to be honest. You should listen to FMF's music, its classy,
    really well orchestrated and well mixed. Thanks for the encouragement though, i
    really appreciate it. PK also has some awesome music.
  11. Subscriber sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    29 Sep '12 19:18
    Originally posted by robbie carrobie
    I dont have any synths and i dont have a bass guitar either which is really annoying,
    some of the tracks are simply backing tracks that i got off the net and put a lead to.
    The emu comes with its own bundled software and has a virtual mixing desk, with
    many up front effects, core ones, like compressor, equaliser etc etc and specialist
    ones. ...[text shortened]... hanks for the encouragement though, i
    really appreciate it. PK also has some awesome music.
    Have you listened to my stuff? I have 4 cuts from my own CD of my own compositions, for acoustic instruments there.
    myspace.com/donjenningsguitar

    If I already pointed that link, sorry for duplication.

    Where do I find FMF and PK's music?

    You really should try to find some guys to play with, you would do well in a blues band.

    Do you play acoustic guitar at all? Who were your influences?
  12. 30 Sep '12 14:15
    Originally posted by sonhouse
    Me no comprehendar my friend.
    Simple.

    If you haven't had the blues, you haven't been taught the blues.

    If this university of Berzerkely-spelled-by-a-three-year-old pretends to teach the blues, they'd better give their students the blues. And believe me, sonny-house, getting an F grade ain't enough to give ya the blues. That ain't the blues, that's the teenage wangst. That ain't the same.

    Richard
  13. Subscriber sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    30 Sep '12 17:20
    Originally posted by Shallow Blue
    Simple.

    If you haven't had the blues, you haven't been taught the blues.

    If this university of Berzerkely-spelled-by-a-three-year-old pretends to teach the blues, they'd better give their students the blues. And believe me, sonny-house, getting an F grade ain't enough to give ya the blues. That ain't the blues, that's the teenage wangst. That ain't the same.

    Richard
    So you are the master of the blues, having lived it? Let me hear some of it.
  14. 01 Oct '12 14:29
    Originally posted by sonhouse
    Have you listened to my stuff? I have 4 cuts from my own CD of my own compositions, for acoustic instruments there.
    myspace.com/donjenningsguitar

    If I already pointed that link, sorry for duplication.

    Where do I find FMF and PK's music?

    You really should try to find some guys to play with, you would do well in a blues band.

    Do you play acoustic guitar at all? Who were your influences?
    yes your stuff on myspace was awesome, truly beautiful, I wish you would upload to
    youtube so i can subscribe to your channel. Ask FMF for a link, PK also, I am a pure
    amateur compared to them 🙂
  15. 05 Oct '12 10:27 / 2 edits
    Originally posted by sonhouse
    So you are the master of the blues, having lived it? Let me hear some of it.
    Hell, no. I can't play the guitar and while I can sing, you wouldn't want to hear it.

    But I have heard people sing blues, and I've heard them sing the Blues. The difference is quite obvious. Let's not go all the way back to your namesake - styles have changed a bit, the comparison wouldn't quite wash - but let's take, say, B.B. King and Robert Cray. Both good musicians. But Cray sings, and King sings the blues. King obviously has lived it. Cray - well, it's within the blues genre, but to me he's more of a balladeer than a blues singer. A good balladeer, mind you - but King shows what the blues is when you don't get taught it, but are made to feel it.

    Richard