Sunday, July 26, 2009

Cheb Zahouani-Rai


Cheb Zahouani has always been one of my favorite Rai Artist. I have always loved the scales as well as the Synth sounds which in most other context just wouldn't work. Here they do. I am amazed how it doesn't bother me that it takes over two and a half minutes for him to even start the song.

Friday, July 24, 2009

Recent Correspondance

Assist
Dear Sir/Madam,

AM King Joe and i want to know if you can assist me to make an order for scales. I would need to know the types you have in stock,let me know the prices and also the types of credit cards you do accept for payment,i also don't need shipping cost because i will be coming to your shop for pickup or recommend a shipping company for the pickup when the scales are ready. Please Advise ASAP So that the project of the scales will be fast.

Regards,
King.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Is it safe?


For those of you interested in Just Intonation, i have started a yahoo discussion group here.
http://launch.groups.yahoo.com/group/JustIntonation/?yguid=42458

Here is a safe haven to discuss the practice without having to justify itself. Something it seems it has to spend too much time doing. It is the music that matters and even though I can come up with many advantages of JI over other systems, i don't feel like putting any more energy into that. It gives us useful and rewarding possibilities, what more can one ask for. It is small group but the quality of those involved is high and most of all positive. It is more than open to those who are just getting their feet wet or want to hear what people are doing with it.

Another Yahoo Tuning Group

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

An Eastern Western for Koto


A short little composition for Koto. The scale is derived from Meta-Mavila. This scale was inspired by the Chopi tuning in the village of this name. The mode chosen was which most resembled a Japanese scale so we might have added some S.E. African reference in the title too. It is dedicated to my lovely wife, Terumi Narushima who supplied the photo of her Koto