1. Essential to communicating with other musicians.Music is a language unto itself. Given that, how can you communicate if you cannot speak it? Ensembles, bands, choirs, opera, jazz all operate on the...
If you have been playing drums for any length of time at all, then you can teach someone else what you know. You might say, "Yeah, but I don't know enough, or play well enough to teach." You know mor...
Any career development person worth his salt, wants you to have a career that is constantly rising. Hence, that is why you should have three CDs worth of material already written when you approach you...
At the Whisky a Go Go, Saturday, January 6, 2007, the opening band was Vekstar (Can hear them on my space if you are intereseted.) Some nice tunes on My Space, but the live performance didn't quite cu...
It's hardly enough to play good music to gain world success and rule the world music scene. The success is usually accompanied by rumours, increasingly of a negative character. It's bad boys, women...
It is difficult to imagine formal black tie affairs without formal music, and it is impossible to imagine formal music without the violin, a four-stringed instrument tuned in fifths and played with a ...
As for beginning drummers, the whole concept of drumming is coordination. It's learning to do more than one thing at a time. As a child, do you remember trying to pat your head and rub your tummy at t...
Some of the most talented musicians in the world are unsigned and virtually unknown. In the past, ultra-talented performers have gleaned listeners primarily through live performances and mp3 distribu...
I'm not old, but I'm old fashioned. Or, maybe I just long for the good old days like those before me, and like those will after me. I'm certain the music that I grew up with was probably mediocre a...
With the widespread availability of affordable computers and powerful software for music mixing, the average musician is now able to set up a reasonably decent home studio on a relatively small budget...