Keys Have Vibes

I was just thinking about how Hans Zimmer tends to choose a key strategically. In his Masterclass, he uses the key of D minor to make it so the strings have something to land on, aka a deep and dark pedal tone. He chose D minor because that key works to establish a pedal tone as well as be a little dark.

This made me wonder about the vibes of specific keys. So, if D Minor is dark, what about F Major? Or Db Minor? No doubt, I’d like to have a better understanding of this!

The Proviso

One statement I hear from other artists is “I hope I’m not being egotistical, but...” Then, the artist tells me of what they created.

I get it. No one wants to be remembered as a narcissist. But perhaps there’s a better way to frame it.

To accomplish a kinder share of our creative output, include the following proviso:

Hey, I created this [work of art, music, etc] and thought to share it with you. I don’t want you to write me back and tell me how much you like it, especially if you don’t. I require no praise, and besides, I’m so slammed that I won’t remember sending this to you in the first place! I’m only sharing it to make your day a little brighter. That’s all. Take good care!

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Via Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English, Eric Partidge.

Via Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English, Eric Partidge.

I want the book mentioned in this entry: On Feigned and Factitious Diseases, chiefly of Solders and Seamen.

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Twirl In My Bedroom, Make Mommy Mad, from Get Up and SCREAM!!! by The Sidekick
The Sidekick: Get Up and SCREAM!!! (in the middle of the night)

Imagine you are having the most incredible night of dreams. In one, you are whistling a tune on top of a thundercloud. In another, you are speeding far beyond the speed of light in your brand new intergalactic hovercraft. Vivid dreaming is what this Sidekick record is all about.

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It’s been a long, long time since a jingle made me laugh (first five seconds):

Otherwise, the video was solid BTW…

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Describing music…

What does music really express? It’s not about the sensations apprehended from the external world but about the intimations, intuitions, dreams, fantasies, emotions, the feelings within ourselves…

Michael Tippett

[I would like to assert the idea that our collective unconscious and the music that comes from it be the bridge to the outside world, that it’s not just within ourselves]

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Day 2: Quadratic Residue Diffuser Build

Slowly but surely, the Acoustic Fields’ QD23 is coming closer to completion. While our job before was to create rough and therefore imprecise cuts, today’s work was centered around cutting the wood exactly to fit. If there’s one thing I can say about this process, I’ve got mad respect for both professional and amateur woodworkers. The precision, the craft, the dedication? Upwards.

What’s Next?

Now that all the wood is cut exactly to where we want it to be, I now have to consider staining. It’s looking like it’ll be a bit rainy for the next couple of days, so I’m refusing to think about it for now. However, I’m going to have that done hopefully at some point soon.

After the staining, we’ll cut each dado, and then assemble this wonderful diffuser.

Stay tuned for more details…

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