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Eponymy of Scale*

There’s someone else on the planet
With the same name as me…
In more than half a century
That numbers only three!¹
Though this one is outstanding- 207 more words

House Kit SOS Guide : Practical solutions to making any kit sound decent!

So we’ve all had it where you show up to a gig and there’s a ‘house kit’ in the loosest of terms! Well aside from how I choose to play the kit during the gig, there are a few go-to things I do to get a good starting point for the sound and playability: 572 more words

Session Musicians

"The 'Female Prince' Gets Jazzy/ID-Savvy": My Design for a Strange, Exciting Career

Over the holidays, I read Designing Your Life and was inspired to develop a plan for a strange, exciting career to match my equally strange and exciting life – a combination of jazz, being a multi-instrumentalist, instructional design, and many of my other numerous hobbies… 296 more words


Don't Blame Mariah: The Truth About Lip-Syncing

The problem of lip-syncing, or even worse, performance-syncing, goes back as far as the 1960s. In Mariah’s case, since she had a hot mic, I suspect she was set to sing over her own recording, sans lead vocals. 1,708 more words


Figuring Out What You [and Others] Want

I did see the movie Whiplash, and it reminded me of an old teacher that I had. We called him “King Richard,” and he was relentless. 1,067 more words


PMEA in Retirement - What's in it for Me?

PA Music Teacher Retirees – Renew Your Membership!

On behalf of the 400+ retired members of the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association (not to mention the 4000+ regular and collegiate members), let me congratulate and welcome you to retirement! 1,336 more words

Retirement Resources

Reality check aged 14...

This is an anecdote about going to see a drum show, with 3 or 4 drummers on the bill. All phenomenal, incredibly inspiring, and after meeting them at a signing, all wonderfully friendly, kind and encouraging. 297 more words

Session Musicians