The Technology of Music

Ancient Chinese Instrument Plays Mario Bros. Theme

ThreeQuarter_ShengWhen you actually start looking back through some of the more obscure bits of history, it really is astonishing how many things that we think of as fairly modern, have actually been around for thousands of years. The ancient Chinese, for instance, had a pretty good grasp on the workings of the cosmos, were able to do some remarkable things with gunpowder, and played Super Mario Brothers.

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Startup: Creative Uses for PVC

You'd be amazed the things you see when you do a Google Image Search for "PVC" with SafeSearch turned off...

As a general rule of thumb, I don’t like YouTube. Its powers are almost universally used for evil, rather than for good. That said, there are exceptions to every rule. The Remarkable Mr. Scroggs‘ discoveries that he shares with us over on Morning Qualifying are one such exception. This kid’s creation could be another. Admittedly, it’s not to everyone’s taste; but for those of us who fancy ourselves to be something like musicians, this is pretty impressive stuff.

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