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How can I learn to read rhythm as quickly as possible?

I am way. over. my. head. in a musical project. I need to learn a complicated piece (piazolla) from a score and have no training at all. [more inside]
posted by j_curiouser on Dec 17, 2015 - 18 answers

How can I pay the right fare from Pearson Airport with the least hassle?

I regularly get a taxi at Toronto Pearson Airport to my home in Toronto. There's a flat fare of $47, but if I just get into a cab, about one-third of the time the driver will try to charge me $55 (the rate for the center of downtown) or a meter fare (usually closer to $60). What's the best way to avoid this? [more inside]
posted by grouse on Oct 18, 2014 - 16 answers

International Prototype Metre Bar Replica

I want an International Prototype Metre bar. Actually, I'd settle for half-meter long bar (or maybe something scaled down to a manageable size?) with a Tresca cross-section, but I can't seem to find anything like this online. Any suggestions for where I could find something like this?
posted by Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drug on Aug 31, 2014 - 6 answers

Plumbing woes

I'm asking this Q for a friend and I really hope someone will be able to help. We moved into our house about two years ago. We've had problems with our sprinklers in the past and when we had them repaired, a sprinkler expert told my wife there was "something wrong" with how we get water to the front since they couldn't shut off the water. That didn't make sense to me, but now that I've tried to fix the sprinklers in the front myself, I've encountered the same problem. When I turn off the shut off valves near the water meter (what I think are the main valves), nothing happens, though it does turn off the water to the backyard. When I need to repair plumbing inside the house, the valve close to the house does the trick, but again, I can't shut off water to the front sprinklers. I have no idea how the sprinklers were installed, but it is getting frustrating and I'd like to know how to go about troubleshooting this. Is there any way to identify where a valve might be to shut off the water to the front sprinklers? Here's a simple diagram I drew. Thank you!!!
posted by BitterYouth on Feb 17, 2014 - 17 answers

A durable blood glucose meter to carry in my pocket?

What blood glucose meter can be reliably carried in a pocket, handle the wear of being jostled around, and avoid being activated when not actually in use? [more inside]
posted by scottreynen on May 18, 2013 - 11 answers

Rhyme and Meter

Is there an article or section from a book that specifically deals with poetry's rhyme and meter? [more inside]
posted by slowlikemolasses on Apr 26, 2013 - 13 answers

ONE two three TWO two three THREE two three...

What are some good soul songs in 6/8 or 12/8 meter? Ideally, I'm looking for stuff from the 60s and 70s, but stuff from later that's in that style is fine too. [more inside]
posted by Jon_Evil on Feb 8, 2012 - 13 answers

My information superhighway is more like a bike path.

I need a Firefox or Chrome extension that tracks my bandwidth usage. [more inside]
posted by Zozo on Dec 16, 2011 - 5 answers

Parking meter for lulz

Are there any legal ramifications to installing a parking meter on my front lawn? [more inside]
posted by breakfast_yeti on Nov 1, 2011 - 53 answers

Bandwidth meters show no activity

Bandwidth meters don't detect any network traffic. What's happening (or not)? [more inside]
posted by feelinggood on Apr 15, 2011 - 4 answers

Flooring moisture meter in Seattle.

We have purchased some new flooring and would like to rent/borrow a surface moisture meter before we install it. We've checked several tool rental places (home depot, aurora rents, etc.). We've been able to find the "pin" type meters, but really need one of the "surface" variety. I know it's a long-shot here, but does anybody have a source that I might try? thanks.
posted by jimmereeno on Dec 20, 2010 - 6 answers

Did you find "Time-of-use" metering helpful?

Looking for anecdotal data: when you switched to a time-of-use electrical meter for your residence, what happened to your bills in the first year, and what changes did you make that seemed to have the largest impact? [more inside]
posted by davejay on Oct 25, 2010 - 1 answer


I just bought a Gardner Bender GET-3213 Voltage Tester. It doesn't seem to work...what am I doing wrong? [more inside]
posted by randomstriker on Oct 20, 2010 - 11 answers

I would like to remember, but lo I cannot

In high school (early-mid 90s), a textbook gave little two line ditties for various meters. I remember the one for anapestic tetrameter only:
I would like to be serious, but lo I cannot / Anapestic tetrameter makes the verse trot
Which book was this? (It might have been yellow.) Even better, what are the other poems?
posted by jeather on Sep 24, 2010 - 7 answers

Monitoring electricity usage

What are the options for monitoring our household electricity usage using Google's PowerMeter service? [more inside]
posted by SueDenim on May 1, 2010 - 2 answers

How to long until we hit 1.21 gigawatts?

How can we present instantaneous stats on our energy consumption and generation in a site with a windmill and possibly other forms of energy generation? [more inside]
posted by advicepig on Sep 18, 2009 - 3 answers

pinless moisture meters with drywall

How accurate are the pinless moisture meters when used on drywall? [more inside]
posted by j on Sep 10, 2009 - 6 answers

certified hug specialist needs tools

I'm building a bit of performance art that involves testing people for their hug level. I need some kind of funky device that I can use to 'test' people for this. [more inside]
posted by diode on Jul 18, 2009 - 9 answers

What are the best options to measure the electricity usage of common area in a condo?

What are the best options to measure the electricity usage of common area in a condo? [more inside]
posted by coust on Jun 16, 2009 - 8 answers

Help me find a bandwidth monitor.

I'm looking for a freeware Windows bandwidth monitor that can be minimized to an icon sitting in the taskbar that displays a graph (think Process Explorer-style) of the up/down bandwidth. [more inside]
posted by griphus on Jan 23, 2008 - 5 answers

Nonprofit mailing: Correct way to bulk mail at the nonprofit rate

I understand that there are three different ways to adhere postage for bulk nonprofit mailings. Permit imprint, pre-canceled stamps or a postage meter. However we are getting conflicting information from our local post office and the USPS. Can we print postage with the meter at the non-profit rate and not use the permit imprint number? [more inside]
posted by mac-way on Nov 17, 2007 - 9 answers

Wanted: inverter that will drain a battery all the way?

My brother is looking for an inverter to use with a deep cycle battery while camping. [more inside]
posted by croutonsupafreak on Aug 12, 2007 - 8 answers

Canon A-1 metering problem.

Does anyone have any experience with the Canon A-1 (or other Canon A-series SLRs)? [more inside]
posted by Venadium on Jun 11, 2007 - 14 answers

Tenant/Landlord: Shared Metering

I just found out that I'm paying for another tenant's electricity usage (and have been for the last 4 years). What now? [more inside]
posted by NYScott on Oct 3, 2006 - 20 answers

I'm quaveringly staring at your crotchet: 3/4 vs. 6/8 time signatures in music

Yeah, but what's the real difference between 3/4 and 6/8 time? [more inside]
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane on Aug 6, 2006 - 23 answers

The Meter numbers in church songs?

In church Hymnals what do the numbers below the title mean? [more inside]
posted by drezdn on Jul 10, 2006 - 8 answers

How do electric meters work?

How do electric meters work? How do they measure the amount of charge you used? I suspect they must know the amount of charge that enters the home, and then they have some way to measure the amount of charge that leaves the house, but I'm really not sure. [more inside]
posted by willnot on Jul 3, 2006 - 18 answers


Make/Buy an Applause-O-Meter? [more inside]
posted by prettyboyfloyd on Mar 22, 2006 - 12 answers

Can I milk the parking ticket I already have?

I got a ticket this morning on my car in Boston on Newbury Street. Do I have to keep paying the meter all day or does the ticket allow me to just keep my car there for as long as I need to? It's 25 bucks for another ticket, and its 25 cents for 15 minutes on the meter. Im out of quarters, im lazy, and I want to go back to bed.
posted by pwally on Jan 3, 2006 - 19 answers

Who was written in sprung rhythm?

Today, in my graduate linguistics class, we studied Gerard Manley Hopkins' "sprung rhythm." It seems an interesting experiment, but I'm now curious: do any metafilter literary types know if a poet (or poets) since Hopkins has used sprung rhythm in poetry?
posted by rockstar on Oct 25, 2005 - 9 answers

History of Poetry

How did people learn how to write poetry back in the days when rhyme and meter were standard? [mi]
posted by nebulawindphone on Feb 1, 2005 - 15 answers

Recommend musicians whose songs are in odd time signatures

Dave Brubeck, Radiohead, Juliana Hatfield, Weezer, and Ben Folds write music in a variety of odd time signatures-- 3/4, 5/4, 7/8, etc-- and are some of my most favorite acts. Can anyone introduce me to some new music that also features songs written in odd times?
posted by trharlan on Jan 17, 2004 - 39 answers

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