John Williams is a living national (world) treasure.
From intellectualtakeout.org, this article was very very good.
Throughout grade school and high school, I was fortunate to participate in quality music programs. Our high school had a top Illinois state jazz band; I also participated in symphonic band, which gave me a greater appreciation for classical music. It wasn’t enough to just read music. You would need to sight read, meaning you are given a difficult composition to play cold, without any prior practice. Sight reading would quickly reveal how fine-tuned playing “chops” really were. In college I continued in a jazz band and also took a music theory class. The experience gave me the ability to visualize music (If you play by ear only, you will never have that same depth of understanding music construct.)
Now this looks VERY interesting…..seems to be a kickstarter for a midi sax (bluetooth).
Good video as there seems to be a resurgence of getting jazz on vinyl.
Most excellent video introducing the EWI.
This should be watched by a lot of musicians. You really should have some sort of stable income but still follow your dream.
Yet another wind controller out there.
Yet more great Wind Controller instruments coming out. This one is called WARBL. Very cool.
Pretty good thing on Giant Steps by Vox
One of the best, maybe even better than the one that ships with it, patch editor for the AKAI EWI4000S is EWITool. Sadly, there was a post by it’s author, Stephen Merrony, saying he’s closing it down.
After ten years(!) it’s time for me to consign EWItool to history.
The patch exchanged has been closed for a while now, and today I changed the project status to ‘Archived’ on GitHub.
In a couple of days I will delete this mailing list to ensure no-one hacks into it in the future.
Sad really, as it was a GREAT tool, written in Java, that allowed you to manage and create patches on your EWI. Go grab a version and the source code for EWITool now.