Emmanuel Fonte Blog

A different way to visualize rhythm

In standard notation, rhythm is indicated on a musical bar line. But there are other ways to visualize rhythm that can be more intuitive. John Varney describes the ‘wheel method’ of tracing rhythm and uses it to take us on a musical journey around the world. … [Read More...]

Bono on How U2 Began Inside Larry Mullen Jr.’s Kitchen

"Kids started coming from all around the place," frontman tells Jann Wenner in 2005 interview about band's teenaged origins in Dublin. Here's a link to the Roling Stone article. … [Read More...]

Music Review: Jacob Collier – In My Room

So, I found this musical phenom on YouTube a little while ago. The 22-year-old jazz composer and multi-instrumentalist, originally from London, shot to fame as a music-making teenager on YouTube. Then, he got the attention of Quincy Jones and Herbie Hancock. Many music experts have called him a prodigy or even a … [Read More...]

Homes Are Gettin Smarter as Technology Accelerates [INFOGRAPHIC]

Technology continues to advance at an extremely rapid rate. The tech we interact with on a daily basis is constantly getting better, faster, and cheaper thanks to Moore’s Law. Moore’s Law, originally coined by Gordon Moore (founder of Intel), states that the speed and power of microchips will double every 24 … [Read More...]

The Making of a Bass Guitar

Serek Basses are handmade here in Chicago. They feel, sound and look amazing! Another quality product being made in Chicago.   … [Read More...]

How to Achieve a Minimalist Home

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The U.S. Census Bureau Report: Characteristics of New Housing

Want to stay on top of new construction trends?  The U.S. Census Bureau has a great, new interactive infographic that explains their Characteristics of New Housing report. Just click on the graphic below and see for yourself. … [Read More...]

May 2017 Market Snapshot

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A View of Seattle from Above

Seattle Sunset: July 11 2017 We love this city. Posted by ABOVE Seattle on Monday, June 12, 2017 … [Read More...]

A Humorous Look at the Basics of Meditation

There is absolutely no reason to associate meditation with religion these days, not if you’re atheist or agnostic. It’s totally possible to be secular and still consider it just as valuable. Which it is. There’s also no reason to associate it with claims about superpowers, enlightenment, seeing other dimensions, … [Read More...]