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Famous book titles as played on a drum kit
What would a title of your favorite book sound like if it was played on a drum set? You can check it out for yourself.
Typedrummer is an ingeniously simple website where you can write any text to hear how it sounds. Letters are being transformed into particular instruments from a drum kit.
This web-based fun tool was created by a Philadelphia-based developer and designer Kyle Stetz.
Obviously, most people start from typing their own names, but, hey, let’s do some test and check out how would famous book titles perform on stage.
You can choose from a basic drum set, but there is also an option to load and play a richer sample from the song “Fool” by Moon Bounce.
One tip from someone who practiced words-to-drums for the last hour. The shorter the title the better the rhythm, and the simpler the sounds.
If the title is long, it will produce brit-hop sequences, some of them interesting and flowing seamlessly, some simply disturbing.
Catch-22 offers a steady pop line. Pride and Prejudice is about emotions and uncertainty. For the pure funky style, use Moby-Dick. Dracula turns out to be a 80s ballad. Lolita is full of suspense.
Most interesting, however, is 1984. You’ll be surprised to hear how it sounds – or maybe not, having in mind what the book is about…
Famous book titles as played on drums
Famous book titles as played on drums: Catch-22. ⇢ Play it.
Famous book titles as played on drums: Dracula. ⇢ Play it.
Famous book titles as played on drums: Life of Pi. ⇢ Play it.
Famous book titles as played on drums: Pride and Prejudice. ⇢ Play it.
Famous book titles as played on drums: Lolita. ⇢ Play it.
Famous book titles as played on drums: Moby-Dick. ⇢ Play it.
Famous book titles as played on drums: 1984. ⇢ Play it.
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The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes
by Suzanne Collins
Part 1: The Mentor
Coriolanus released the fistful of cabbage into the pot of boiling water and swore that one day it would never pass his lips again. But this was not that day. He needed to eat a large bowl of the anemic stuff, and drink every drop of broth, to prevent his stomach from growling during the reaping ceremony. It was one of a long list of precautions he took to mask the fact that his family, despite residing in the penthouse of the Capitol’s most opulent apartment building, was as poor as district scum. That at eighteen, the heir to the once-great house of Snow had nothing to live on but his wits.
His shirt for the reaping was worrying him. He had an acceptable pair of dark dress pants bought on the black market last year, but the shirt was what people looked at. Fortunately, the Academy provided the uniforms it required for daily use. For today’s ceremony, however, students were instructed to be dressed fashionably but with the solemnity the occasion dictated. Tigris had said to trust her, and he did. Only his cousin’s cleverness with a needle had saved him so far. Still, he couldn’t expect miracles.
The shirt they’d dug from the back of the wardrobe—his father’s, from better days—was stained and yellowed with age, half the buttons missing, a cigarette burn on one cuff. Too damaged to sell in even the worst of times, and this was to be his reaping shirt? This morning he had gone to her room at daybreak, only to find both his cousin and the shirt missing. Not a good sign. Had Tigris given up on the old thing and braved the black market in some last-ditch effort to find him proper clothing? And what on earth would she possess worth trading for it? Only one thing—herself—and the house of Snow had not yet fallen that far. Or was it falling now as he salted the cabbage?
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