Focusing on Rhythm

Focusing on Rhythm will be a life time effort as a musician. I don’t think that you ever stop improving your rhythm skills. In playing and learning music a vast majority of musicians struggle with timing, especially when playing solo. Once again I’m reading “The Music Lesson” by Victor Wooten and the chapter topic is […]

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What Musical Emotions Do You Convey

Continuing on the theme of musical emotion, I want to further explore the type of emotion conveyed. Again I’m considering the ideas of Victor Wooten in his book  "The Music Lesson". [asa]0425220931[/asa] Musical Emotion Types Victor’s friend relates to us that there are three types emotion that music will convey. They are a neutral or […]

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Adding Emotion to Music

Music emotion has been my subject of interest lately and has made me reflect on over the past years of how the musician adds emotion to the music. As expressed before this reflection has been coming form my reading of "The Music Lesson" by Victor Wooten. [asa]0425220931[/asa] The Struggle of Music Emotion One of the […]

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Music Emotion and Blending

The mysterious idea of music emotion comes up from time to time when musicians and teachers talk about playing music for an audience. his is intriguing, when I was learning to express my music during my classical study time we were talked a lot about the feel of the music and interpretation of the melody or artist’s intent.

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Losing Your Music Technique

I can’t recall how many times I’ve sit down to play my piano and felt totally inept. I start to play and there I am so out of practice and mentally unprepared that I walk get up and walk away. So why am I talking about this today?

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Musician Matching

I’ve recently come across MusicianMatch.com. This site is for musicians of all levels and provides access to web tools to match musicians, professional recording artists, indie artists, bands, music industry professionals, venues, and hobbyists worldwide. When you sign up, it gives you a presence to develop a highly customizable and in depth profile where you […]

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Improvisation In F Major

I was asked how I approach improvisation of music the other day. I explained that it really takes on various forms depending on mood, intent, and objectives. However, I do find that some of the best efforts come from just sitting down and letting go. The other day on a late summer day evening I […]

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