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In the 1970s, You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown composer Clark Gesner made a series of found signage-based videos for PBS’ The Electric Company. The song above is our favorite because of the nonsensical lyrics, but the two below, the original Sign Song (later used for Sesame Street) and Office Sign Song are also ever-catchy, still great for reading comprehension, and are now 40-year-old culture and technology time capsules:

Watch more typography, more PBS, and more videos from the 1970s.

Watch Tom Tom Magazine's The Oral History of Female Drummers, presented with ARTBOOK @ MoMA PS1. Featured drummers include Mindy Abovitz, Sean Desiree, Kiran Gandhi, Linnea LaMon, Ashley “Say Wut?!” Moyer, Kristin Mueller, Chloe Saavedra, and Kate Ryan.

There’s more drumming in the archives, including how drums are made, Max Roach on hi-hat, cdza’s Intro to Drums, and playing a river like a drum.

The cdza music team is at it again with the second episode of their series The Instrumentals: Intro to Drums. After introducing the drum set, drummer Allan Mednard compares and contrasts two kinds of rhythms: rock and jazz. 

It’s a great series and fun to narrate for pre-readers; the kids’ only suggestion is that we should be much closer to Allan and the drums. Play this full screen HD to see some details of what he’s playing and how. 

More cdza in the archives: The Human Jukebox and Daft Pianists.

via Boing Boing.

How many people can play the piano at the same time? Music video experiment makers cdza help answer this question in Daft PianistsDamian Sim, Erika Dohi, Michael Thurber, Allan Mednard, and Mark Johnson conceived of, rehearsed, and recorded this Daft Punk cover on the piano in less than one hour.

We’ve seen cdza here before. Watch The Human Jukebox. And then see how many people can play the guitar at the same time.

via BoingBoing.