21 Mar 2023 04:32

Recorded a bunch of samples over the past week on my new MIDI keyboard controller.

With the 25-keys, I find it difficult to adjust the scales in real-time - but good enough to get started. Tinkering around with Grageband plugins at midnight is therapeutic.

i used the stienway piano plugin on garageband for these, will post notes soon.

06 Mar 2023 04:32

Now I get the staff-notation. Ordered a 25-key MIDI keyboard controller today to start practicing.

04 Mar 2023 12:45

My dear,

Find what you love and let it kill you. Let it drain from you your all. Let it cling onto your back and weigh you down into eventual nothingness. Let it kill you, and let it devour your remains.

For all things will kill you, both slowly and fastly, but it’s much better to be killed by a lover.

Falsely yours, Henry Charles Bukowski

24 Feb 2023 10:45

You are in danger of living a life so comfortable and soft that you will die without ever realizing your true potential

in Can’t Hurt Me by David Goggins

Okay, that’s a good hook at the start of the book.

20 Feb 2023 18:18

I continue to use Github issue’s file upload to host ad-hoc files and get publicly accessible links, dumb but effective. I was wondering if someone has built a simple tool to exploit this - GCS: Github as Cloud Storage(?), lol. Call me stupid, but this helps in case you’re in rush - I have heard people talk about hosting images on s3, dRoPbOx, and whatnot just for a shitty JPEG to be linked on an occasionally-accessed-static-website. Github Gist is something that comes close but is not exactly the use case I am talking about. example

20 Feb 2023 17:32

How do I learn something and get better at it?

.. is an interesting question to explore. I believe “learn by doing”1 2 is generally a good approach, however, sometimes I struggle to make progress which dampens my motivation to continue. There is an aspect of consistency to it, but I wanted to explore this in terms of what’s been written about and what has worked for folks in general to an extent. Starting with these and will expand as I explore more:

* something ~ a thing that you are curious about motivation to explore that isn’t a challenge for you.

11 Feb 2023 22:53

I have been curious about music production, sporadic reading music theory for long now. I am starting with the Fundamentals of Music Theory class today. Also planning to visit the Music Instrument Meuseum soon, hoping that drives me to learn more about music.