|Playing a little slack key guitar at Burning Man 2010|
As you probably know, I'm a musician by avocation and play something nearly every day. My piano is in the living room, my guitar and synth are in my home office, and I just acquired a new ukelele for those moments of singing in the back yard or at the beach!
So as you'd expect, I often come across questions in my day-to-day that require a bit of search. Here are a few fun searches I've done recently. I don't think they're all that hard, but solving them led me to realize a few things about the changing nature of information on the web.
Here, for your musical education are three questions I looked up recently. Can you also find the answers?
1. What's a plagal cadence? What does it sound like? Where might I have heard one before?
2. What's a Steely Dan chord? Can you find an example of one that I can hear? (That is, in isolation. I know I can find lots of Steely Dan music online.)
3. Is there any connection between trumpet playing and getting hemorrhoids? There are lots of anecdotes, but can you find reliable data on this?
4. I love listening to the music of folk singer Jez Lowe. In his lyrics he keeps mentioning Durham (such as "Back in the Durham Jail"). Problem is there're a lot of Durhams in the world. Which Durham is he talking about?
Enjoy the music of the search while searching on!