Aug 21, 2019
Kirk opens up the Strong Songs mailbag to answer your questions about Marty McFly's musical instructions, Ian Anderson's flute style, Kurt Cobain's guitar tone, how to count songs by P!nk and Radiohead, and what to do if you play an "unsexy" instrument.
REFERENCED ON THIS EPISODE:
PYRAMID SONG COUNTING BREAKDOWN:
Keyboard (eighth notes):
[(3 3 4 3 3) + (3 3 4 3 3)] x 2 = 64 eighth notes, aka 32 beats
Drums (quarter notes):
[(3 2 3) + (3 2 3)] x 2 = 32 quarter notes, aka 32 beats
Kirk also made this ludicrous infographic: https://twitter.com/kirkhamilton/status/1164239460604641280
The Wikipedia entry for the Mere-Exposure Effect: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mere-exposure_effect
OUTRO SOLOIST: Dan Nervo
No new outro soloist this episode - we're re-sharing a guitar solo by the fantastic Dan Nervo. Dan plays guitar all around the San Francisco Bay Area in bands like Neon Velvet, and also teaches private guitar lessons. Hit him up if you want to get really good at guitar: https://www.facebook.com/DanNervoGuitarLessons/
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AUGUST 2019 HALF-NOTE PATRONS
John and Sharon Stenglein
Nate from Kalamazoo