Audaces fortuna juvat

Working towards my dream

Archive for the ‘Music & Sounds’ Category

Rhythm and Movement

Posted by C Moon on January 7, 2008

I enjoy martial arts, and am interested in martial arts of the world. And as I am practicing Taekwondo, I know the importance of maintaining one’s own rhythm. If you lose your own rhythm, by being dragged into the pace of the opponent it is more likely that you will lose the match. Hmm… maybe it is easier to understand this aspect of martial arts if you think of when you are playing arcade games like Street Fighter.

Thus, I invested some time in searching for good drum rhythms. The following, which I’ve discovered in vadrum’s blog, is one of the sounds that caught my attention. I wish you spend some time in listening to it!

 

– – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –

– – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –

Photo Credits: “African Drum” by whiteafrican on Flickr

– – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –

– – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –

 

– – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –
Technorati Tags: , , , , , ,

Advertisements

Posted in Marital Arts, Music & Sounds | Tagged: , , , , | Leave a Comment »

Piano and a Man

Posted by C Moon on December 20, 2007

It seems that in playing piano, we need more than just two hands. Last Saturday, I went to a solo piano concert by Jeongwon Kim (also known as Julius Kim). He is a quite popular pianist in Korea, appearing in a movie called “For Horowitz.” I won’t say that his sounds and skills were the best I’ve ever heard. (Personally, I thought he made a mistake in arranging the pieces.) But I was definitely moved by his passion. He hopped, ducked, paused, and startled to the wave of sounds, closing his eyes. His whole body followed the movement of his fingers. Piano seemed to be an instrument played not by fingers alone but by the whole body and inner passion.

– – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –

– – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –

– – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –

– – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –

Photo Credits: “piano inclinato” by regolare on Flickr

– – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –
Technorati Tags: , , , , , , ,

Posted in Music & Sounds, My Thought Pieces | Tagged: , , , , , | Leave a Comment »