Sunday, February 24, 2013

Episode 40: Harp Music

Hi, and welcome to the Open Licensed Music Podcast, the show where we highlight music from artists who let you share their music.  I'm Ralph Wacksworth, and today's episode is featuring harp music.  As a heads-up, this episode is not safe for work.  Not for language, inappropriate content, or anything else except one thing: this stuff puts me to sleep.  Like, industrial strength lullabies.  Absolutely perfect for right before bed, but if you need to stay awake, you might want to wait to listen until another time.  So, with that, let's take a listen.  Sweet dreams!

Dante Axe - Harp Harmony (0:24 @ 0:31)
Piece for Flute and Harp (2:13 @ 0:55)
Harp Phrase 1 (0:24 @ 3:07)
Harp Fantasy (5:18 @ 3:26)
星へ (2:25 @ 8:40)
Harp Phrase 2 (0:14 @ 11:04)
The woman crying on the staircase (1:42 @ 11:16)

That was Dante Axe - Harp Harmony by DanteAxeProduction, Piece for Flute and Harp by Steven O'Brien, Harp Phrase 1 by Chino Yoshio, Harp Fantasy by Tom Yeshe, 星へ by ju-nya, Harp Phrase 2 by Chino Yoshio, and finishing up was The woman crying on the staircase by pmiedzinska, all seven of which are available from SoundCloud and are licensed under an Attribution license.

This week's another Attribution episode.  There's all kinds of stuff you can do to reuse this music and pass it along for others to enjoy.  All of the music this week is also from only one website - SoundCloud - which happened to have a ton of harp music under an Attribution license.  Jamendo had a few good ones, but the licensing was more restrictive, so they'll have to wait for another episode.  Anyway, with that, let's get back to listening to music.

Harp (3:50 @ 13:44)
Harp loop (0:32 @ 17:32)
SwiftBeats - harp (0:11 @ 18:04)
FiskaHarp (1:03 @ 18:13)
Another princess of mars (2:10 @ 19:13)
medieval boys (1:18 @ 21:22)
Memories (4:03 @ 22:41)
Celestia's Dusk (2:32 @ 26:44)
Guzheng practice (2:22 @ 29:16)
Siren ~ Original Song (1:31 @ 31:41)
Lalo (6:01 @ 33:12)

That was Harp by Chino Yoshio, Harp loop by ruchir-sharma, SwiftBeats - harp by Swift Beats, FiskaHarp by Jonathan Krüger, Another princess of mars by sanefiftyfour, medieval boys by clynos, Memories by Tudor Anghelina, Celestia's Dusk by NightBreeze7, Guzheng practice by Makavox, Siren ~ Original Song by Merryberry, and finishing up was Lalo by Alas Media, all eleven of which are available from SoundCloud and are licensed under an Attribution license.

Today's app-of-the-day is Mumble, an amazingly easy-to-use voice-over-IP solution.  It works a little like a conference call - multiple people can join a server and talk to each other.  In practice, it feels more like a walkie talkie or like you're in the same room as someone else rather than the formality of a phone call.  There is an integrated chat system, and all communications are encrypted.  The cool thing is that it pretty much comes with all the defaults to just kind of work, and what there isn't a default for, it walks you through setting up the first time you launch it.  It's available for Linux, BSD, Maemo, Apple iOS, Mac OS X, Microsoft Windows, and probably buildable for just about any other platform supported by Qt.  Check it out today at

Now for a short noncommercial break from one of our nonsponsors followed by more music.

The garden of earthly delights (3:36 @ 40:55)
Tο παιχνίδι (The Game) (6:04 @ 44:16)
仮歌用 (1:45 @ 50:21)
By the Fire (1:59 @ 52:06)
Morning Glory (2:43 @ 54:02)

That was The garden of earthly delights by pmiedzinska, Tο παιχνίδι (The Game) by CallMeViking, 仮歌用 by ju-nya, By the Fire by Ralf Kleemann - Harpist, and finishing up was Morning Glory by Alphonsin, all five of which are available from SoundCloud and are licensed under an Attribution license.

So, that's all for today.  Remember - piracy of commercial music only proves your dependence on that model and justifies further censorship and restriction.  So don't pirate it - replace it with something better.  Listen to open licensed music, donate to the artists behind it, go to concerts, and buy music from artists whose record labels don't see you as their enemies.  Support artists where your support actually counts.

This episode was made using Gentoo Linux, Xubuntu Linux, Audacity, Audacious for organizing playlists, and Leafpad for notes, and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution license.  Feel free to give it to your friends, or if you didn't like it, your enemies.  Links to the songs in this podcast are available on the website.  Listen in next time for some cartoon music.  See 'ya!

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