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How to Use Samples and Electronics

This is a post for anyone wanting to use electronic samples as part of their setup. Although this is mainly aimed at drummers, I have seen bassists and keys players also using them, so whatever floats your boat. 638 more words

Session Musicians

Since When Is Respecting Children's Decisions A Thing?

I was pretty shocked by a parent’s decision this afternoon.  I’m playing the piano for a new children’s chorus this summer and today was our second to last rehearsal before our concert – our last one before our dress rehearsal.  273 more words

7 Steps To Getting That Call

These days being a musician is so much more than just being able to play your instrument!

In my last post, I talked about all the other skill sets you can have to make yourself more employable once you’ve been called for the job. 675 more words

Session Musicians

Want More Work?... Get More Skills!

I find that a big part of the reason I get asked to play drums for people is not necessarily because of my playing.

At a certain point you start going to auditions and getting called for things, and the people you are up against for the drum seat, are all of a similar, if not better, standard than you. 486 more words

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Blog - Perfect Pitch

So moving on from what makes a good musician let’s discuss perfect pitch and how to obtain this wondrous skill.

The concept of perfect pitch better known as Aural Perception is having the ability to hear the notes or chords that are being played on a guitar, keyboard or a pitch instrument without actually seeing what’s being played. 163 more words

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Newsletter: July 2016

I’m trying to move most of my music stuff to my other site, but I want to keep my monthly newsletters on this site as well. 115 more words


8 Nuggets Of Golden Advice

Here are some nuggets of golden advice that I’ve picked up over the years, and I think are really useful.

1. 10% CPU

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