Wednesday Wanderings: The Sound of Music

No, not the musical, although it is still one of my favorites. I am going to make this week’s links all music related. Sit back, listen, and enjoy!

We all love “Bohemian Rhapsody,” right? I mean, it’s iconic, it’s a classic, and it was so ahead of it’s time. And it’s been covered to death, yes? But I bet most of you have never heard it played like this:

Bohemian Rhapsody

Here’s a piano-playing computer program that responds to your input. It uses a neural net to learn music, and plays music based on your input:

Watch a Video About the Program

Try It Yourself

Jazz fusion guitarist Larry Coryell died this week. He was known as the Godfather of Fusion. He played with Gary Burton’s quartet before leading his own band, and was touring right up until he died Sunday night. The story from NPR has links to listen to some of his most groundbreaking music from his 1970 album “Spaces.” And here’s a video of him playing “Love is Here to Stay”:

Larry Coryell

Finally, another love of mine- a capella vocals. This rendition of “Amazing Grace” by the classical vocal quartet, Il Divo, is so beautiful:

Amazing Grace

(Image from allaboutjazz.com)
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And this is where I would normally put the links to all of my available books, but WordPress is being weird today and not letting me get to the stuff I usually put here. So, here’s a link to My Books page, until things get straightened out. Please check them out, and thank you!

My Books

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