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The More I See This Guy...

…the more I appreciate his virtuosity with the guitar. “This guy” happens to be Eric Rachmany of Rebelution, and he’s absolutely amazing.

If you’re familiar with Rebelution, you know that they’re a reggae band out of Isla Vista, CA. 769 more words


Bass Bad Habit Buster: Off-Kilter Posture

Note: This post was originally published on my other site, Gig-Ready Jazz Bassist.

Sometimes, the best way to figure out what to do on jazz bass is to learn what… 302 more words


Singing for Exams and Auditions - Workshop

Sunday, March 19th 2017, 11 – 16.00, Singing Sense Studio Dumbarton

This workshop is suitable for students/pupils with singing as their performance element, and also for any singer who prepares for auditions, be it for College/University, or for a talent competition. 90 more words


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