Archive for July 2015

Old Devil Moon Rhythm Track

I created a You Tube video on how to improve your jazz playing. In it, I made available the rhythm track that can be used to play JJ Johnson’s great solo on Old Devil Moon. Download the track by clicking this link, then right clicking and selecting Download This File: Old Devil Moon rhythm track

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Launch day!

Today, I launched my Electrik Project. It may not have been a CD creation, but it feels like just as much work. I’ve gotten some good response and more signups than I expected on the first day. My focus is now back to just creating the best possible music I can.

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How does music help you think creatively and innovate?

The seventh question I am being asked for the book research mentioned in an earlier post is: How does music help you think creatively and innovate? This requires a bit more thought… Again, an important skill in my musicianship is improvisation. I think that skill allows me to jump into a project and figure it out as…

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How has music impacted and shaped your life?

The third question I am being asked for the book research mentioned in an earlier post is: How has music impacted and shaped your life? I think much of my answer is contained in the earlier question: Why is music important to your life. I would add that music has shaped my life in the choices I…

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What aspect of music inspires you the most?

The second question I am being asked for the book research mentioned in an earlier post is: From creation to performance, organized compositions to improvisation, there is so much variety, richness and depth to music. What aspect inspires you the most? If I were to choose one, it would be improvisation. That is a key…

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Expedition Vertigo

Last night I finished the mix to a piece I created about 20 years ago. I called it Expedition Vertigo because it tells the short story of a trek into a strange and wonderful place. Unfortunately, I don’t have the original Logic sequence and only a handful of audio files. I wasn’t as good about…

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