I’ve been studying 3D animation a lot lately. My current task is to render a cube that can rotate on all three axes. I’m still working out all of the bits and pieces, here’s my progress so far:
Historically, I’ve not been very good at, fond of, or less than terrified by math. But that’s changing! Drawing pictures is really helpful.
Have you ever wondered what would be in Daenerys Targaryen’s MP3 player. You know, if George R. R. Martin saw it fit to gift his characters such wonderful toys. I’ve been thinking about it all day and I’m pretty sure that Daenerys would be rocking out to Dog Days are Over by Florence and the Machine. The similarities are too strong to ignore! While I could list them all out here for all to see, it might be more fun to draw your own conclusions on the matter. All I have to say is The Horses Are Coming!
A short 5 minute video that presents a couple different exercises for developing fluency in improvisation. A few choice points made by Benny Greb:
Imagine you have a conversation with someone but sometimes you can’t control what comes out of your mouth; and you even can’t remember what you just said. It would be horrible; wouldn’t it? You have to be aware of what you are saying. It’s the same with music.
The secret of all improvisation exercises is to set a clear frame of rules and explore what you can do within this frame
A drum lesson focusing on short accents on the hi-hat.
This drumming practice pattern that looks deceptively easy but probably is not.
A drum lesson with Kyle Batty.