Sagittarius symbolizes the quest for meaning and ideas that expand upon the here and now. Gemini is quite comfortable in its immediate environment or neighborhood, while Sagittarius stimulates us to venture beyond. Neglecting either end of the axis will surely backfire on us. Ideally, a balance should be found between the two energies, and this is what the Full Moon invites us to do.
Cristofori was an Italian musical instrument maker credited with inventing the pianoforte, or: One of his biggest innovations was creating a hammer mechanism that struck the strings on a keyboard to create sound. The use of a hammer made it possible to produce softer or louder sounds depending upon how light or hard a player pressed on the keys.
Being able to change the volume was a major breakthrough. We talked to Hong to get the inside scoop on how this musical Doodle came to be. How did you first learn of him? The topic was first suggested by the Google team in Italy. I was also astonished I had never heard of him given that he'd had such a large impact on music.
We're always trying to find topics that are educational, fun, and surprising — Cristofori is an ideal topic. Hopefully after the doodle, people will think of Cristofori everytime they see a piano.
What music is playing in the doodle? How did you go about recording it? It was important to me to have a piece that was from the same time period as Cristofori's life. In addition, I was also looking for a memorable tune composed of notes with all the same duration so it would fit nicely with the animations.
The timing and loudness had to be precise and consistent so I plotted the notes using software and rendered the sound files with a virtual piano instrument. It began with several sketches on paper after a round of research.
For this particular doodle, everybody knows what a piano looks and sounds like so it was difficult to think of simple concepts that could be both educational and visually delightful to a large audience.
For some reason when I first came up with the idea of a volume control slider labelled with 'piano' and 'forte' it made me chuckle. It stuck and I began fleshing out the details soon after. What was the biggest challenge? Besides deadlines it's difficult to change someone's birthdaythis doodle was enjoyable to work on.
Creating the animations and music was a fun and educational experience for me. It was probably much more challenging for Corrie Scalisi, our engineer, to take the code I had written and make it bug-free and work on different browsers.
What is your favorite part about the finished doodle? My favorite part of the doodle is the animation of Cristofori playing when the volume is set on forte. If I had more time I would have put even more bounce to his bottom.
I hope people decide to do more research after playing with the doodle and learn more about him. Which musicians do you think we'll be celebrating with a doodle in years?
I would say Bob Moog, but we've already celebrated him! There are lots of new exciting electronic keyboard instruments coming out these days, such as the Seaboard and Continuum, which are even more expressive than traditional pianos.
Maybe one day such devices will be as ubiquitous as the piano.–, Philippine political leader. A lawyer and aide to Manuel Roxas (–47), he was elected to congress in , serving in the House of Representatives (–59) and Senate (–65). Formerly a Liberal, he broke with the party in and won the presidential election the same.
Three days before my 25th birthday I was laid off, two months after moving into my first house and having a daughter. I had been looking forward to my 25th birthday for years and years (since I thought it was a cool number) and the whole being unemployed thing really put a damper on the whole celebrating thing.
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