Frank Coleman – Introduction to Odd Meters in Music

Frank Coleman - Introduction to Odd Meters in Music

In which I gives an examination of how to think about playing odd meters in a musical, aesthetically pleasing way. Topics include Take Five (Brubeck), America is Waiting (Byrne/Eno), Tomorrow’s World (Killing Joke), Tattooed Love Boys (Pretenders), Scatterbrain (Jeff Beck), 13/8, 5/4, 7/8, 9/8, 31/8, and nested rhythms.

Frank Coleman Lingo Library

Frank Coleman – Lingo Library / Inspiration

Frank Coleman - Lingo Library / Inspiration

A blast from the past – a guided tour through my Code Library that I built for myself using Inspiration (http://inspiration.com), a deceptively simple visual organization program that maps well to the way my mind works. The code is Lingo (Macromedia / Adobe Director), circa 1996, (!) but the real point here is the way in which it’s organized, and how I think about multimedia.