Monday, July 25, 2011

B Sharp in B Flat

My musically savvy teenager forwarded me this link, which seems to be getting some viral attention these days.

It’s quite amazing what you can do by simply mixing a dozen or so unrelated meandering melodies on different instruments that are all in the same key; in this case, B flat. Not only does dropping instruments in and out of the mix – simply by clicking on or off the respective YouTube videos collected on the page – create a unique listening experience, but every time you do so it’s different, based on the instruments selected and the timing of when each is started and stopped within the overall sequence of the “song.” And it always seems to sound reasonably good, now matter how you mix it up.

Check out the “In Bb Experience” for yourself right here.

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