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Comeback Concert

I recently decided to effect a comeback as a pianist, starting as the featured artist in the “Elder Voices at NBSC series,” a monthly revue of poets, musicians, and singer-songwriters held at the North Berkeley Senior Center in Berkeley California, facilitated by Ms. 101 more words


The O'Jays - Message In Our Music

A really great forgotten soul record is The O’Jays album Message in Our Music. It sounds like it cost a million dollars to make. It’s soul music as opera or symphony. 232 more words

Sing A Simple Song

Simple songs, good simple songs, are deceptive.

▪A beginner musician picks them because, well…they’re easy.

▪An intermediate musician passes them over, saying to himself, “I’m too good to play that.” 257 more words


A Few Thoughts on Training Musicians

If you asked me if I call myself a flutist or a flautist, I think the best answer I could give is that it doesn’t really matter because I consider myself a musician first, who just happens to play the flute. 531 more words

Rehearsal Technique

Upcoming Concerts and Handling Workloads

Hi everyone!

So I have a lot coming up at the end of this month.

May 17th at 5PM I have my guitar studio’s guitar ensemble concert which includes pieces by Georg Philipp Telemann and an arrangement of the Menuet movement of Debussy’s ‘Suite Bergamasque’ for two guitars featuring my friend Gabe and I. 430 more words

Classical Guitar

First Ever Blog Post

Hi everyone (or right now, no one),

My name’s Ian. I study classical guitar and I love all forms of guitar and stringed instruments in general. 150 more words

Classical Guitar

The Well Rounded Musician

A guest post by Pamela Rose

Much is said about nurturing the “well rounded musician”. Examining boards, conservatoires and teachers aspire to nurturing them. What is one exactly? 1,132 more words