It is hard to mention the Prog-Rock scene, which started in the late 60s to early 70s, without mentioning Jethro Tull. Not only is Jethro Tull an iconic genre-defining band, but they have an unmistakable sound. If a song of theirs graces your ears, it’s not long before you realize you’re listening to Tull.
There is a plethora of electronic wind instruments. From “pro” offerings from Yamaha, Akai and Roland, to homebrew instruments. So much that somethings get released and you don’t know about them until someone does a cool video with one. Like this:
The re.corder is an electronic soprano recorder. It looks very and sounds cool, but if you can do that with a recorder, why can’t you do a FLUTE like this????
Interesting cover of the Mandalorian theme with all kinds of ethnic instruments, including flutes.
There is a lot of development using various powerful, low-cost sensors, computers, etc, to augment a musical performance. The idea of taking brain waves and maybe having it start triggering something is very interesting.
I was going to put this on Musescore, but seems you need a PRO account to do anything over like 4 scores on there. Anyone want to gift me with a PRO account? In the meantime, here is the PDF of the Mandalorian Theme from the new Star Wars TV show.
The Mandalorian Theme for Flute (125.7 KiB, 32 hits)
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“Technology is changing the very nature of not just music consumption but how music is written and produced. People need to know that they’re being both manipulated by music technology and missing out on a full music experience. Alan Cross shares the subtleties of today’s music delivery systems and questions what it means for the future of music.”
John Williams is a living national (world) treasure.
From intellectualtakeout.org, this article was very very good.
“Throughout grade school and high school, I was fortunate to participate in quality music programs. Our high school had a top Illinois state jazz band; I also participated in symphonic band, which gave me a greater appreciation for classical music. It wasn’t enough to just read music. You would need to sight read, meaning you are given a difficult composition to play cold, without any prior practice. Sight reading would quickly reveal how fine-tuned playing “chops” really were. In college I continued in a jazz band and also took a music theory class. The experience gave me the ability to visualize music (If you play by ear only, you will never have that same depth of understanding music construct.)”