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Let the Tape Roll

Recently, I had a wonderful opportunity to participate in the International Trombone Association’s annual competitions as a preliminary judge. The particular competition I helped with is called the Gilberto Gagliardi Competition, and it is open to trombonists aged 18 and under. 923 more words


Sean Rowe

Take a listen:

“Razor of Love”

There’s not many times I find a new (to me) artist I’m that excited about. Many of you have probably heard Sean Rowe (pronounced like “how”). 21 more words

Music Creation


I put my fingers on your neck

What music will we make today?

Strummed slow, or a quick jangle, what is the inspiration of the moment? 47 more words


Book review: David Byrne - How Music Works

Years ago, if you had told me a rock musician had written a book, I probably wouldn’t have thought too much about it. After all, rock musicians, to me, were mostly self-taught, less technically skilled, and possessed little versatility, only able to play a few tunes that they had written themselves. 562 more words


Listening lots lately

First of all, to everyone who has been reading this week, thank you. I have been participating in the Your Turn Challenge – posting daily for 7 days. 587 more words

Analog News

Isn’t “analog news” just old news??  Well, actually, not in this case!  I wanted to call your attention to an interesting new project that my friend up in Montreal, Chris Smith, turned me on to… 115 more words

Classical Music

Finale: stuck in a time warp

As the new year began, I set out to work on some projects that I have been thinking about for a while. A few of the projects involve new arrangements and new parts generated via music notation software. 182 more words