This note is abstracted from my 1996 Siggraph Tutorial. The media library it is based on is documented here.
A major advantage of using dedicated hardware such as sound cards and MIDI modules is that real-time perormance and reliability issues are taken care of in the boxes.
Piezoresistive fabric is sandwiched by sewn rows of vertical and horizontal pads using a basic sewing machine's custom embroidery pattern.
This wireless variant of Hannah Perner Wilson's fabric tilt sensor uses embroidereded high electrical resistance thread . I designed the tool path to create a resistive track from the patches that can be used as a potential divider . This results in a more continuous estimate of the ball location than is suggsted by the six apparently-discrete patches.
This is why I find current historical accounts of the pioneers of electronic music so unsatisfying. So many of them use "know-that" and "know-who" accounting cutting the individual from their creative context to fit the facts into the "creative, lone genius inventor" frame. They dont fit as soon as "know-how" and "know-why" accounts are included.
"Classical huapango is characterized by a complex rhythmic structure mixing duple and triple meters
which reflect the intricate steps of the dance . When the players sing
( in duo , on a falsetto tone )
the violin stops, and the zapateo
( heels rolling on the floor ) softens.
The huapango is danced by men
and women as couples; the men sing, the women do not.
Watch the beginning of this arrangement of "You got to walk that lonesome valley" to see how the picking pattern is modified to match the left hand
The left hand is building up and breaking down parts of the G Chord.
This continues throughout the arrangement as the first position G Chord shape is slid up and down the neck.
The only fretted chords in this classic Son House bottleneck blues are barres with a 7th added on the high string.
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