Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Various Variations

I do love the dynamics in this version of "Sultans of Swing" (H/T Vinnie Marano). The Moog Theremini looks awfully cool for three hundred bucks. A funny thing about a lot of the metal of the rather "heavy" variety is not just how much the guitarists tend to be into Bach, but also that many bands de-tune so they're playing a whole tone or more lower than standard tuning. And for some reason it hadn't occurred to me until recently how very Baroque that all is. Because many of these bands are emulating actual (albeit extreme) Baroque tuning standards.

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