Thursday, September 29, 2011

TED talk ideas

The idea that I have to do a TED style talk was a bit frightening at first. I couldn’t for the life of me think of anything to say, and even now I still only have vague ideas. So I began to surf the web and watch other TED talks for inspiration and I came across this particular one.

I got a lot of different ideas from this video, plus I like the song. But one thing that was bothering me was whether or not I was going to try and perform when I did my TED talk, and how I would go about doing this if there were more than just one instrumental part. What she seemed to do was play the track into the microphone and then just continue the track through speakers afterwards, and as she built each individual track she eventually had a bunch of different tracks going at once. So this is one possible way of doing my talk.
If you are interested in the music click The Naimi Train to go to her Myspace page.


Hello, my name is Otilio Rios Jr.
So, the obvious question is “Ok. Well what are you going to do Otilio?” Well, I aim to make music, to put it simply. I’ve been a guitarist for about three years now, and the styles I play include classical, acoustic, rock, and some metal. So I’m somewhat familiar with music, but I’ve decided to take the next leap forward. Playing another’s music can be difficult, but writing your own music is even more difficult; as a musician it makes sense to go from playing another’s music to writing your own if you want to improve your skill. The only problem is that writing music takes knowledge of music theory and composition, which I don’t have knowledge of. So how did I face this issue? With a trip to Barnes and Noble. I bought two books there “The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Music Theory”, and “Music Composition for Dummies.” Do I consider myself a complete idiot or a dummie? No, but these books are great for an introductory knowledge of a subject, and that’s exactly what I need introductory knowledge. So with that I begin my quest to write my own pieces of musical work. Wish me luck.