Thursday, October 29, 2009

Visualizations of Music

So very cool. Someone has made videos which show which instruments are playing which notes as the music plays. Some examples:

Beethoven's 5th, 1st movement

Beethoven's 7th, 2nd movement

Bach Double Concerto

Pachelbel's Canon (which illustrates why this comedian hates it so much).

These appear to have been done by the same YouTube user, but their page doesn't seem to link to all of the extant videos. (Warning: that page starts playing The Stars and Stripes Forever after a few seconds!) There does seem to be a playlists page, though, which gives a thematic/historical categorization and includes more of the recordings.


(I discovered these videos via Kristin Cashore's blog.)

Wednesday, October 28, 2009