Shoe Music



If you work in a place that has tile flooring, or some other non-carpet flooring, you've probably learned to tune out the noise of everyone walking around. Maybe. I can't.

High heels, boots, or flip-flops; tip-toers, striders, or stompers – there are tons of different shoe sounds made every day. I think it would be neat if someone sampled a bunch of people walking and turned it into a complete song. Melodies, percussion, maybe even lyrics (not easily) all created from the sounds of people's shoes hitting the ground.

I bet there's an entire album of shoe music somewhere… there almost has to be!

And before anyone suggests that I take this on and make a FAWM song in this style… the idea is neat, but actually doing it seems incredibly tedious. I'd like someone else to do it.

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6 Comments »

  1. Joe Leonard (20 comments) said,

    I would help you record it, but only if we can use autotune.

    Yes, you are keeping up the pace of blogging decently.

    January 27, 2011 @ 8:51 am


  2. Tom (112 comments) said,

    I was seriously thinking the other day that there must be an album of loading the dishwasher music! Truly! I hear music in everything, including loading the dishwasher, washing clothes and taking out the garbage. It's a musical life!

    January 27, 2011 @ 11:37 am


  3. spudart (897 comments) said,

    There's certainly songs of people tap dancing. Would that count to satisfy your desire for shoe music?

    January 27, 2011 @ 1:51 pm


  4. spudart (897 comments) said,

    OMG my previous comment was my 666th comment. C R E E P E D O U T

    January 27, 2011 @ 1:52 pm


  5. sparx (887 comments) said,

    Tap dancing is its own unique sound. It couldn't duplicate a magnificent melody consisting of snow boots and high heels.

    January 27, 2011 @ 1:58 pm


  6. spudart (897 comments) said,

    Sometimes when i walk around art museums, I become very aware of the music my shoes are making.

    July 8, 2013 @ 2:13 pm


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