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Chip Mom’s Kitchen #49: Cookin’ up MERCH!

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In the early years of ChipWIN, I knew very little about chiptune, but I knew I loved the community, the shows, and my soon-to-be-hubby, so I wanted to help! I’ve sold a few Girl Scout cookies in my day and I’ll talk to anything that sits still long enough; not to mention that I have an unhealthy adoration for spreadsheets and data, so I decided to dive in and become Maven of the Merch Booth!

And that’s what we’re talking about today, chip children; Brandon and I want to pass on our knowledge about…

MERCH!

Photo by Aspyn Oakes at ‘Freq.Fest’ in Los Angeles, CA.

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Progression: Teoría Musical 115 – Un Ejemplo de Proceso [Parte Dos]

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Artículo Original de Tuberz Mcgee. Traducción al español por Pixel_Guy.

Hola, Amigos y Amigas:

El mes pasado cubrimos el ejemplo de un tipo de proceso que podemos utilizar para escribir material musical; trabajando con un conjunto de acordes y utilizando sus propiedades. Ahora podemos empezar a ver la otra alternativa: donde comenzamos con la melodía para después afianzar la armonía. Nos encontramos en un punto donde estos conceptos son algo complicados, así que recomendaría que regresen y revisen mis artículos pasados, los cuales les pueden ayudar  a contextualizar lo que hemos aprendido hasta ahora. Lo recomiendo firmemente.  Este es el último artículo que escribiré sobre este tema antes de tomar un descanso de escribir para el Blog de Chiptunes = WIN.  Es con mucho pesar que tengo que admitir que mi tiempo es mucho más escaso desde que soy maestro en lugar de estudiante.

Así que, por última vez en un futuro previsible, vamos a ello.

En la imagen se puede apreciar cómo un hombre brisbanense se convierte en una partitura durante el interminable proceso de registrarse como maestro de música.

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Progression: Music Theory 115 – An Example of Process [Part 2]

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Hey dudes and dudettes,

Last month we covered an example of a process that we could use for writing musical material, working from a set of chords and branching outwards. We can start to look at the alternative now, where we’ll start with the melody and then entrench it in harmony. We’re at a point now where these concepts are quite difficult, so I highly recommend that you go back and read through my previous articles which will help contextualise what we know by this point. I seriously recommend it.  This is my last article that I’m writing on this topic before taking a bit of a hiatus from the Chipwin Blog. It’s with a heavy heart that I admit my time is much less abundant as a teacher than it was as a student.

For the final time for the foreseeable future, let’s jam.

pictured: brisbane man becomes sheet music during the long winded process of registering as a music teacher

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Progression: Teoría Musical 114 – Un ejemplo de Proceso

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Artículo Original de Tuberz Mcgee. Traducción al español por Pixel_Guy.

Hola, Amigos y Amigas:

El mes pasado cubrimos el concepto de mantener las cosas simples por una innumerable cantidad de razones. Estas razones incluyen restringir nuestras potenciales posibilidades musicales y resaltar secciones con variaciones al material junto con algunas otras ideas.  Estamos en un punto donde estos conceptos son algo difíciles; es por eso que te recomiendo que regreses y revises mis artículos pasados, los cuales te ayudarán a contextualizar lo que hemos visto hasta ahora. En serio. Estamos desarrollando nuestro entendimiento  actual sobre la teoría musical para construir un ejemplo de cómo utilizar estas herramientas para escribir una sección musical.

Vamos a ello.

No lo sé… ¿Es algún tipo de instructivo? ¿Alguna Receta de Cocina? Las metáforas son raras.

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Progression: Music Theory 114 – An Example of Process

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Hey dudes and dudettes,

Last month we covered the idea of keeping things simple for a myriad of reasons. These reasons include us restricting potential musical possibilities and enhancing sections with diversity of material, among many others. We’re at a point now where these concepts are quite difficult, so I highly recommend that you go back and read through my previous articles which will help contextualise what we know by this point. Seriously. We’re building on all of our current understanding of music theory to construct an example of how you might use these tools to write a section of music.

Let’s jam.

I don’t know… something about instructions? Cooking? Metaphors are weird.

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ChipWIN-tern Presents: Networking and Brand Management

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Hello everyone. For this month, I decided instead of an album review or talking about a concert I thought that I might perhaps offer some help to the community at large by addressing one of the things I see as a major common weakness: poor brand management. “Wait what,” I hear you say, “why are you teaching me an Intro to Business course here? I just want some dank bleep bloops, bro!” And that’s fine, because at the end of the day is not a man entitled to the bleep from his bloops? But for those of you who are interested in getting senpai to notice you, and by senpai I mean potential fans and friends, then I have some broad and functional advice for you in terms of making sure that what music you have is available to the most people and you can start being that cool kid who wears pastel colored 80’s and 90’s era windbreaker jackets, clear Wayfarer glasses, a geeky Snapback and patterned leggings that all the convention-goers want to throw their parents’ money at. Or whatever it is YOU deem as commercial success, I guess.

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