Soundtracks and the Value of Anachronism

Tom Janes Music Theory, Opinion, Production & Technology, Science Of Sound, Tutorials

Coming across a solo guitar rendition of the song ‘Lonesome Town’ in the Red Dead Redemption 2 soundtrack initially struck me as a little odd. The game is set in 1899, but here is a song from the 1950s, composed by Baker Knight and made famous by Ricky Nelson in 1958 (you may know it from the Pulp Fiction soundtrack). …

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Introduction to the Overtone Series

Tom Janes Music Theory, Opinion, Production & Technology, Science Of Sound, Tutorials

A Short Lesson On The Nature Of SoundUnderstanding the overtone series may seem at first to be a little abstract, and to an extent it is. But there is a beautiful mathematical simplicity to it that explains so much about the nature of music and sound, and it is worth your time learning to understand it. As you may or …