Music in Code - for iPad/Mac/PC

Music in Code - for iPad/Mac/PC

The Open University

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Today, listening to music is easy - we have CDs, MP3s, radio, television and the internet. But around a hundred years ago life was very different - either you had to play music yourself or have someone else play it for you. The 15 video tracks in this album demonstrate various ways to play music by mechanical means, with the ingenious use of levers, pegs, cylinders or paper rolls, and explain the principles used to create and control these music-...Read More
Today, listening to music is easy - we have CDs, MP3s, radio, television and the internet....Read More
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Music in Code

08 Mar 2010 | 52 secs

Music in Code

08 Mar 2010 | 52 secs

The Decap Cafe Organ

10 Nov 2008 | 03 mins 07 secs

The Decap Cafe Organ

10 Nov 2008 | 03 mins 07 secs

The Pin Barrel

10 Nov 2008 | 03 mins 29 secs

The Pin Barrel

10 Nov 2008 | 03 mins 29 secs

Street Piano

10 Nov 2008 | 02 mins 53 secs

Street Piano

10 Nov 2008 | 02 mins 53 secs

Hand barrel organ

10 Nov 2008 | 01 min 03 secs

Hand barrel organ

10 Nov 2008 | 01 min 03 secs

Musical Box

10 Nov 2008 | 01 min 26 secs

Musical Box

10 Nov 2008 | 01 min 26 secs

Pin Disk Musical Box

10 Nov 2008 | 03 mins 02 secs

Pin Disk Musical Box

10 Nov 2008 | 03 mins 02 secs

The Paper Roll: Reiterati...

10 Nov 2008 | 02 mins 18 secs

The Paper Roll: Reit...

10 Nov 2008 | 02 mins 18 secs

The Paper Roll: Organette

10 Nov 2008 | 01 min 48 secs

The Paper Roll: Orga...

10 Nov 2008 | 01 min 48 secs

Reproducing Player Piano

10 Nov 2008 | 04 mins 11 secs

Reproducing Player P...

10 Nov 2008 | 04 mins 11 secs

Electromechanical Violin ...

10 Nov 2008 | 01 min 49 secs

Electromechanical Vi...

10 Nov 2008 | 01 min 49 secs

Banjo Orchestrion

10 Nov 2008 | 01 min 10 secs

Banjo Orchestrion

10 Nov 2008 | 01 min 10 secs

Electric Orchestrion

10 Nov 2008 | 01 min 22 secs

Electric Orchestrion

10 Nov 2008 | 01 min 22 secs

Clockwork Barrel Orchestr...

10 Nov 2008 | 56 secs

Clockwork Barrel Orc...

10 Nov 2008 | 56 secs

Reproducing Player Piano ...

10 Nov 2008 | 02 mins 21 secs

Reproducing Player P...

10 Nov 2008 | 02 mins 21 secs