How to count 32nd notes? | Q+A

From Adam Neely. Superfast Instagram Q+A time! Thank you all who submitted questions, for consideration in the next Q+A, follow me on instagram at @its_adamneely. (⌐■_■) ⦿ Adam Neely T-shirts! ⦿ https://teespring.com/stores/adam-neely-merchandise ⦿ SUPPORT ME ON PATREON ⦿ http://www.patreon.com/adamneely ⦿ FOLLOW ME ON THE INTERNETS ⦿ http://www.facebook.com/adamneely http://www.instagram.com/its_adamneely ⦿ Check out some of my music…

Reharmonizing “thank u, next”

From Adam Neely. Taking Ariana Grande and adding some delicious jazzchords™️ to her hit song “thank u, next.” Exploring why jazzchords™️ sound great as a story-telling device. Than you to…. YAEVIN – Vocals Meitar Forkosh – Violin Rotem Sivan – Guitar Josh Bailey – Drums/Drum Pad (⌐■_■) ⦿WHAT’S THE BACKGROUND MUSIC?! (my band!)⦿ https://spoti.fi/2AKAAQ6 ⦿…

Why “Single Ladies” is so cool | Q+A

From Adam Neely. Also, can guitar hero make you a better player, and why do you pronounce the word “leg” so strangely? Many thanks to Language Pepe, rogue cherokee, Carl Enquist, Denny Crane, Ryan Martin, marscrasher, oli dzoli, Bo Diddly and Robert Roberts 0:29 Single Ladies is simple pop trash! 6:17 Can playing guitar hero…

Scotch Snaps in Hip Hop

From Adam Neely. The Scotch Snap is everywhere in modern hip hop – a metrically accented sixteenth note followed by a dotted eighth note. Why is it everywhere? And where did it come from? The answer lies in how American speak english. A Study of Rhythm in London: Is Syllable-timing a Feature of Multicultural London…

Balancing on 1 leg improves your rhythm

From Adam Neely. Basically, the more balanced you are in your body, the better you rhythm good. Single leg balance can help with that. My Mom (Cate Frazier-Neely) https://www.catefnstudios.com/ Embodied Meter: Hierarchical Eigenmodes in Music-Induced Movement http://mp.ucpress.edu/content/28/1/59 Embodied Cognition and Kinesthetic Motion Literature Review https://rhythmcoglab.coursepress.yale.edu/2014/10/27/embodied-cognition-and-kinesthetic-motion-literature-review/ Vestibular influence on auditory metrical interpretation. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0278262607001832?via%3Dihub (⌐■_■) ⦿WHAT’S THE…

I played a gig with a 20-piece band | Gig Vlog

From Adam Neely. Aberdeen has a new album that’s out now! It’s called Downpour, and we celebrated it’s release at a SOLD OUT show at Rockwood Music Hall in the lower east side of NYC. CHECK OUT DOWNPOUR! https://open.spotify.com/album/6pDqUh2QdANymxY81DOP8f Bob Reynold’s Channel https://www.youtube.com/user/bobreynolds/videos Brian Plautz’s Vlog (official Aberdeen gig vlog) https://youtu.be/_HPkhxbA6YY (⌐■_■) ⦿WHAT’S THE BACKGROUND…

Should You Learn to Read Sheet Music? | Q+A

From Adam Neely. Also, what is Harmony of the Spheres/Musica Universalis? What is your opinion on music critics? And many more awesome and interesting questions about music! insaneintherainmusic’s EWI video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2nBJjL-NV1U Bach Flute Partitas on IMSLP https://imslp.org/wiki/Partita_in_A_minor,_BWV_1013_(Bach,_Johann_Sebastian) Allemande from the Flute Partita in A Minor performed by Bert Alink https://www.youtube.com/user/bertalink Many thanks to xDEZIOx, james…

I played 23 Video Game Covers at the Bit Awards | Gig Vlog

From Adam Neely. Zac Zinger organized a hell of a house band for the Bit Awards, an indie game awards ceremony held at Parsons at the New School, put on by Playcrafting. I got a chance to play his killer arrangements. Music Director/Arranger/Sax/EWI/Flute/Cat Wrangler – Zac Zinger Bass – Me Drums – Josh Bailey Guitar…

They announced MIDI 2.0

From Adam Neely. MMA has confirmed MIDI 2 at NAMM 2019. https://www.midi.org/articles-old/the-midi-manufacturers-association-mma-and-the-association-of-music-electronics-industry-amei-announce-midi-2-0tm-prototyping More to follow. (⌐■_■) ⦿WHAT’S THE BACKGROUND MUSIC?! (my band!)⦿ https://spoti.fi/2AKAAQ6 ⦿ Adam Neely T-shirts! ⦿ https://teespring.com/stores/adam-neely-merchandise ⦿ SUPPORT ME ON PATREON ⦿ http://www.patreon.com/adamneely ⦿ FOLLOW ME ON THE INTERNETS ⦿ http://www.facebook.com/adamneely http://www.instagram.com/its_adamneely ⦿ Check out some more of my music ⦿ http://sungazermusic.bandcamp.com

What Would a “Triple” Time Signature Be? | Q+A #56

From Adam Neely. Also, thoughts on Talent vs. Skill in music, and cultural appropriation in music and why it’s not really a bad thing. Many thanks to Lewis Aitcheson, Zach F., Andrea Caputo, cecelilyklaine, Jesse, CanSpqr, and gh hg for their insightful questions! Neato analysis of Meshuggah that talks about hypermeters more http://urinieto.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/RhythmSeminar-FinalProject-Nieto2013.pdf Japanese musicians…

How to Play Music in 9/8

From Adam Neely. Unless you grew up in the Balkans, 9/8 and other time signatures are hard to feel! However, identifying and entraining with non-isochronal pulses will help you 1) become a better musician and 2) hopefully maybe be a better person by being able to connect with a different culture. LISTEN TO BIRD ON…