Sunday, February 3, 2008

Musical Musings

Lately I've had a lot of really interesting music-related ideas....

  1. The idea was actually awhile ago, but it is essentially a whammy bar taken to a ridiculous extreme. The cool thing about this is, Alastair and I are actually building it! More info on this later...
  2. A bass flute. For that matter, even an alto or tenor flute. I just think it would be really cool to have an instrument with the same sort of playing mechanism as a flute, and yet have it be much lower.
  3. Having an extremely high-tech guitar pickups and amplifier that would tell you a whole bunch of things, like
    • what notes each strings were currently playing
    • if they were flat or sharp
    • what chord was playing
      • or even, based on chord progression, what key you were playing in
      • and what chords would sound good next
This would also allow different effects or distortions to be applied to different strings, because it would put each string on a separate channel.