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news.avclub.comIt's 3 p.m., let's watch Harry Connick Jr. alter reality to keep his audience on beatA bit of audience etiquette and extremely elemental music theory: Do not clap on the one and three. If you’re in an audience and people start clapping, take a moment to briefly count each beat, and if everyone is clapping on the first and third, do not join them. Their intentions are good, but it’s stultifying to the musicians, who generally like to emphasize the off-beats—the two and four—in order to give the music a sense of rhythm and swing. This is true of most shows in which you might find the audience clapping, but it is particularly true of jazz performances.
sfgate.comFormer Warriors guard Tim Hardaway ‘humbled’ to join Bay Area Hall of FameTim Hardaway's NBA career got off to an auspicious beginning. In 1989, the Warriors used the 14th overall draft pick on the 6-foot guard from Texas-El Paso. As Hardaway recalled Monday, he actually made his Warriors debut at his alma mater, in an exhibition game against the Jazz. Before tip-off, Hardaway's teammates asked the rookie to lead them onto the court. "So I ran out there," Hardaway recalled. "And they stopped way back in the tunnel. I ran all the way out there. And I was by myself." The rookie was fooled - but he'd also run onto a court where he was already a star. The fans "all stood up and gave me a standing ovation," Hardaway said.
blogs.discovermagazine.comNouns to Blame for Sputtered Speech - D-briefSometimes, what’s not there can be just as important as what is. Jazz is famously all about the notes you don’t play, and Sherlock Holmes once solved a crime because of a dog that didn’t bark. Scientists wanted to get in on that, so a paper appearing today in PNAS. takes a look at the sounds …
openculture.comDjango Reinhardt Demonstrates His Guitar Genius in Rare Footage From the 1930s, 40s & 50sAmerican jazz guitarists,” Ray admits of only one rival—Parisian gypsy guitarist Django Reinhardt, whom Emmett worships, obviously patterns himself after, and can’t stand to see in person without fainting dead away.