Archive for the ‘Online Audio’ Category

YouTube Symphony Orchestra, Sydney

Friday 1 April, 2011

YouTube Symphony Orchestra 2011

The YouTube Symphony Orchestra (YTSO) is the world’s first online collaborative orchestra. Initially I thought musicians would be playing all over the world at the same time to create a concert. But later I found out that the internet was merely for the auditioning process.

Still the YTSO crunched some impressive numbers during it’s second concert on 20th March 2011 at the Sydney Opera House. The concert was streamed 33 million times to 189 different countries, making it one of the most viewed streamed events to date. The orchestra comprised of 101 musicians from 33 countries around the world. They rehearsed and performed in Sydney for a week, culminating in a 3 1/2 hour Grand Finale concert (see video below).

Download the official videos here

Download the official pictures here

Dizzler – Free Online Music Player

Sunday 25 October, 2009
Dizzler

Click for Dizzler.com

Sick of trying to find songs on YouTube?!

Why not access thousands of songs for free with Dizzler.com‘s online music player!

Dizzler allows you to search through thousands of song titles and artists simply by typing in the search box. The songs stream through your browser from locations all over the internet, there’s lots of all full-length tracks and it’s completely free!

You can also search by genre, for video clips and song lyrics. Genres include rock, pop, jazz and classical. If you sign up for a free account, you can even create playlists.

Deezer.com is a similar site based in France. Although it looks much cleaner, includes album artwork and allows you to stream songs through iTunes, there seems to be a lot less songs to choose from, and song choice is definitely the most important aspect for a music library to have.

Leave a comment if you love it or hate it!

Online Virtual Keyboards

Thursday 15 October, 2009

Have you ever wanted to quickly find the starting note for a song?

Have you ever wished you could check the pitch of something online?

Have you ever needed a keyboard handy to work something out?

Well… here are two cool online keyboards to help you!

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~ click on the picture to go to the keyboard ~
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Virtual Keyboard

Virtual Keyboard by Birmingham Grid for Learning

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Virtual Piano

Virtual Piano by Crystal Magic Studio

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Let me know if you find any other groovy online keyboards!

Classical Music Online

Tuesday 6 October, 2009

Classical Music @ Wikipedia

Here are a few great online classical music locations for your musical pleasure…

There are hundreds more for you to check out at Classical Webcast and Classical DJ which list classical stations from around the world.

Leave a post if you find a station you like!

Mothers and Sons Mass 2009

Saturday 9 May, 2009

Attention choristers for Monday night!

Click here to view the “Ensembles – Choir” page which contains YouTube clips of the songs we are doing

The 51st Grammy Awards

Wednesday 11 February, 2009

The Grammys are America’s annual music industry awards. They cover all music genres. Let’s list some award categories… rock, classical, jazz, blues, gospel, pop, dance, alternative, R&B, rap, hip-hop, new age, country, Latin, folk, reggae, polka, children’s, comedy, musicals and soundtracks. Wow, that’s a lot of awards! While I think The Grammys are simply a puppet for the music industry to congratulate themselves, there are still some great musicians amongst it all.

Here are some clips of winning artists and their songs. Unfortunately all YouTube clips of the Grammy awards night have been banned, so clips of live performances have been used. Enjoy!

Song of the Year / Best Pop Performance by a Group or Duo with Vocals / Best Rock Album: Viva La Vida by Coldplay

Best New Artist / Best Female Pop Vocal Performance: Chasing Pavements by Adele

Best Male Pop Vocal Performance: Say by John Mayer

Best Solo Rock Vocal Performance: Gravity by John Mayer

Best Female R&B Vocal Performance: Superwoman by Alicia Keys

Click here to see the full list of Grammy Award nominees and winners. Please leave a comment, let us know if you liked a song, thought a song was terrible, or thought there was a song that should’ve been posted!

YouTube Clips of You!

Wednesday 10 December, 2008

Hey guys! If you have any YouTube clips (or other online video sites) of yourself, please send me the link and I’ll post it here! To kick it off, here’s Georgio singing…

Black Dress (Kiss Chasy) by Reggie (vox) and Joseph (guitar)…

Ocean (John Butler Trio) by Tim (guitar)…

Opportunity (Pete Murry) by Andrew (vox), Hernando (acoustic guitar) and Tim (bass guitar)…

Save Tonight (Eagle Eye Cherry) by 2007 graduating class…

Kick Back to Some Music

Wednesday 9 July, 2008


Hey guys! I noticed there were quite a few hits over the past week, so I thought I’d post some audio and music links to give you some food for thought and some study music to kick back to.

Firstly… “Cog”. If you haven’t checked out this cutting edge Sydney band, then you’re missing out!

  • Cog @ whothehell.net (link currently unavailable, hopefully online soon) – Awesome blog post with “Resonate” mp3, you can actually download it (right click “mp3” – “save target as”) and put it on your mp3 player or mobile!
  • Cog’s Player @ MySpace – the band’s own music player from their Cog MySpace Music page. Wow 600,000 plays!
  • Cog @ Wikipedia – Find out how it all began. Maybe your band will be posted on Wikipedia one day?!
  • Triple J Live – A huge selection of recordings from all the latest bands. Check out Cog‘s eight song setlist! Forty minutes of awesome Aussie rock! WARNING ***Low Level Coarse Language***

And some links for your general listening pleasure…

  • Triple J Unearthed – Unearthed for the big boys and girls. Some radio edits on the current five nominees for this prestigious award.
  • Take 40 Player @ new.com.au – Cool browser player with heaps of songs that include video clips. Click the purple arrow for more song lists and if your bandwidth can handle it, try “super” video quality and go full screen! Music videos on demand for free!

If you find any other groovy Aussie music sites, please let me know by commenting to this post and I’ll include them here! Enjoy your holidays and keep the spirit of Aussie music alive!