• Posts
  • RSS
  • ◂◂RSS
  • Contact

  • Stretching the Beat

    February 27th, 2020
    contra, jammer, music
    Initially when I started playing around with having my rhythm setup subdivide the beat I went with a very simple division of four equal pieces. This works well for some things, but it is also a very rigid sound. When I'm playing on the mandolin I often stretch the beat a bit, pulling subbeats earlier and pushing others later. This is something I learned to do by ear; I just play it.

    But what am I actually doing? I took a recording of myself playing mandolin and measured exactly how far through the beat each of the four subbeats fell. I measured three repetitions worth:

    1 0.000 0.000 0.000
    2 0.154 0.139 0.168
    3 0.275 0.253 0.264
    4 0.444 0.421 0.420
    1 0.574 0.535 0.549

    Converting these into percentages, and calculating an average:

    1 00.0% 00.0% 00.0% 00.0%
    2 26.9% 26.0% 30.6% 27.8%
    3 47.9% 47.3% 48.1% 47.8%
    4 77.4% 78.7% 76.5% 77.5%

    Here's another way of looking at it:

    strict stretched delta
    2 25.0% 27.8% 11% late
    3 50.0% 47.8% 9% early
    4 75.0% 77.5% 10% late

    Here's a video walking through how this sounds and how it fits into the rest of my setup:


    (youtube)

    Comment via: facebook, lesswrong

    Recent posts on blogs I like:

    Moral aesthetics

    “Doing good” differs by subculture The post Moral aesthetics appeared first on Otherwise.

    via Otherwise September 29, 2022

    Futurist prediction methods and accuracy

    I've been reading a lot of predictions from people who are looking to understand what problems humanity will face 10-50 years out (and sometimes longer) in order to work in areas that will be instrumental for the future and wondering how accurate thes…

    via Posts on September 12, 2022

    On the Beach

    I really like going in the water and this beach is a great place for building sand castles and boogie boarding. I also like trying to float on top of big waves. I'm not very good at it. I only float on the flat waves.

    via Anna Wise's Blog Posts July 12, 2022

    more     (via openring)


  • Posts
  • RSS
  • ◂◂RSS
  • Contact