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Free music education resources (March 2018)

I’ll start off the series this month with a loose collection of free music education resources that I found online & elsewhere in March, 2018.

Accidentals (sharps, flats, naturals) as HTML entities

There are HTML entities for almost any symbol that we use in our daily communication – musical notation, such as sharps and flats, is available as well.

“Cracking the Code” by Troy Grady

I browse Youtube almost daily for instructional videos about music theory, guitar exercises and other related topics and yesterday I stumbled upon the Holy Grail.

Weak ass birds in the making

I live in a small “green” municipality (~19.000 citizens) and we’re doing everything to “save” birds by maintaining multiple nature conservation areas.

Create WordPress sitemaps on the fly without plugins

I found this snippet for creating sitemaps on an old thumbdrive and it works fine with the latest WordPress (4.9.4) – no need for yet another bloated, ad-riddled WordPress plugin!

Highlight old WordPress posts

Some WordPress posts have a very short lifespan in terms of relevance.

Optimism versus pessimism

It’s strange how neither optimists nor pessimists think of themselves as optimists or pessimists respectively.

GNU nano syntax highlighting for screenplays

Spoiler alert: This solution for screenplay syntax highlighting sucks and I wouldn’t use it if my life depended on it.

Struggling with responsive views for “Pseudonym”

I’m currently revisiting ancient projects of mine and “Pseudonym”, a popular random name generator, is next on my list.