I lay still in the grass
With chirruping birds nearby and
Buzzing bugs enticed by the soft
Flesh of my naked neck and [...]
The direction of your focus is the direction your life will move. Let yourself move toward what is good, valuable, strong and true. ~ Ralph Marston
I know that there have been a few posts about this going around the ether and recognize that this is “one more post” on using [...]
It’s the same for musicians: if your audience went away feeling buoyed up or brought down, that’s what they’ll remember. If you’re really [...]
After getting married a few weeks ago, we started renovations on our house. In order to get this renewal underway, we had to make room for the construction crew to start their work. In other words, we had to empty everything out of four rooms. It was a lot of work to even [...]
Don’t let any kind of dread
Run a thread
Through your head
Is surely where it’s at
This is the third of three piano improvs from May 1, 2014. First, there was “Early (Part 1)“. In it you’ll hear predictable sounds and very stylistic, yet still spontaneously created, themes. Next, there was the student-inspired “Mouse [...]
When I was teaching piano lessons in Pennsylvania, I had a student who was a truly inspired young lad. In addition to being a good learner, passionate about music, and with a very creative mind, he enjoyed our explorations into improvisation. So, we did duet piano improv together. My memories of it are [...]
Yesterday, I sat down for the first time in many days and improvised on the piano. You see: piano improv is often the clearest way I can voice what’s inside of me. Certainly this was true last night. I played for a couple of hours and — in spite of some technical learning [...]
So, you’re an indie musician and you have gigs you want your fans to know about. Do you want to update your event calendar in nine different places? I don’t think so! I’ve had a look at two options for your gig calendar that I think have some decent features and would really like to [...]
Hibernation is not really for the sleep:
The point is the coming back to life.
Eyes blinking we become accustomed to the light
As we emerge from our cave
However dusty or muddy the Spring soil may be,
We let it squish between our toes.
It, too, [...]
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