Notes and Stuff

September 26, 2012

More on The Star Spangled Banner

Filed under: MUS 1P, Fall 2012 — jmeschi @ 7:09 pm

Here’s the YouTube audio of Jose Feliciano’s version of The Star Spangled Banner we played in class. He performed it in Detroit before the fifth game of the 1968 World Series.

As we discussed in class, his version caused quite a controversy. Here’s Jose explaining what happened. (Click on “Show More” beneath the video and read more about the controversy.

Less than a year later, at Woodstock in August 1969, Jimi Hendrix performed his own version that for many growing up in the 60s expressed a lot about what was going on in the world at the time.

September 18, 2012

If You Want to Install Audacity…

Filed under: Music Tech, F12 — jmeschi @ 12:06 pm

If you want to install Audacity on your own computer, here’s what to do:

  1. Go to the Audacity Web site
  2. Download the version for your operating system. Follow the instructions to install
  3. Look at the optional downloads available and choose: 1) the LAME MP3 encoder if you want to create MP3 files; 2) the FFmpeg import/export library if you want to import/export files created in ITunes. The LADSPA plugins are also useful but download them only after you become familiar with the effects plugins that come with Audacity

If you’re not comfortable installing the application on your computer, tell me and we’ll go through the process in the lab. If you have a laptop, bring it to the lab and we’ll install it together

September 13, 2012

History of the Internet

Filed under: Music Tech, F12 — jmeschi @ 9:12 am

Here are a few links to view concerning the history of the Internet which was mentioned in our last class:

  1. Brief History of the Internet
  2. Hobbes’ Internet Timeline (a famous Web site that outlines how the Internet has grown)

As mention in class the World Wide Web is really just part of the Internet but it is so pervasive we think of “World Wide Web” and “Internet” as synonymous.

Here’s more on some other Internet protocols.

More on some of the terms related to Internet protocols mentioned in class: Archie, Veronica and Jughead

September 9, 2012

Top 10 Simple Things Every Computer User Should Know How to Do

Filed under: General — jmeschi @ 12:18 am

If you’re not as computer-savvy as you’d like to be, check this top 10 list for skills you should have

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