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How Patreon was founded

Posted by Ed on April 7, 2016

You’ve probably heard of Patreon, a crowdfunding platform that allows people to support artists and creators via a subscription where only 5% are kept by Patreon as commission.

Listen to Jack Conte explaining how he founded Patreon together with Sam Yam. I admire the company because the idea is simple and yet so ingenious.  Conte and Yam were smart enough to recognize a niche and quickly  realise their idea.


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Note Reading Training

Posted by Ed on October 10, 2010


Below is a list of websites and programs that help you to improve your note reading. The last two links lead to programs that allow connecting your midi keyboard to a pc. I can imagine this to be a good sight reading training.

1) Ricci Adam’s musictheory.net
Trains identification in note, key signature, intervals, chords. Also offers ear training.

2) Speednote Reading Tutor
Identify notes as fast as possible. You can Read the rest of this entry »

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Paganini Caprice No 24 – Violin vs Guitar

Posted by Ed on July 4, 2009

Caprice No. 24 is a very beautiful music piece. I listened to a guitar version first and later learned that it was composed by Paganini. And as you might know, Paganini composed it for violin. Compare and decide which one you like:

Here the orginal version as Paganini intended it to be played (by Hillary Hahn):

And here the guitar version (by Su Meng): Read the rest of this entry »

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