Monthly Archives: February 2010

Learning to play Harmonica

So I got this email from my buddy this afternoon. I wanna learn blues harmonica (like there is any other kind). Give me the top 3 steps to doing so. Also assume I have step one -get a harmonica Ninety … Continue reading

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Google Buzz

me: google “google buzz” are you getting that wacky vertical news ticker in your search results too Zakk: yes surprisingly little relevant stuff about google’s buzz stuff though me: i saw that for the first time the other day well … Continue reading

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Building a Balsa Violin, pt 1

Really this could have been included in the last post, but it was getting long and I wanted pictures of my own work above the cut.(edit: here is part 2, a year later.) So here are the first progress shots … Continue reading

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Building a Balsa Violin, pt 0

I know. I’m certifiably insane. The guy who came up with this idea and implemented it has a) roughly 45 years experience building violins b) has roughly 45 years experience building performance rowboats of similar design and c) comes from … Continue reading

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Balsa Wood Violins

I’ve had an on again, off again¬†fascination¬†with balsa wood violins. I’m pretty sure I’m the only person in their mid 20s that reads the paper copy of the New York Times. Anyways, the NYT ran an article about research on … Continue reading

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Website updated

Apparently WordPress 2.9.x requires a much newer version of MySQL than I was using. A quick look on wikipedia yields that I was using a version of MySQL (4.0.x) from 2003, which was breaking my upgrade path. The 2003 caught … Continue reading

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Cutting F-holes for instruments

I came across this excellent (if not dry and boring) video on cutting F-holes for your instrument (be it violin, as is in the video, or cigar box guitar). Some things to note here: He uses a transparency type material … Continue reading

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