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12/26/2017 / Uncategorized

For the last 5 months I have been devoting the majority of my energies towards composing, not only for banjo for a variety of instruments. Right now a few things in the works: 1)A solo…

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12/22/2017 / Banjo

Not everyone should be a Music PERFORMER One of the downfalls of modern music is it revolves too much around performing.  Everyone sees another musician playing and suddenly thinks they should become a performer as…

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12/11/2017 / Uncategorized

What is Form? Form is the frame or outline of the song. It entails the following: 1)How many sections does the song have? For example, does it have a verse and a chorus? 2)How many…

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09/18/2017 / Uncategorized

I recently got back from a two week tour of China and Mongolia with the High Lonesome Mass Choral Production. I had a fantastic time, it was quite the cultural experience.  Groups from Mexico, Russia,…

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08/29/2017 / Banjo

Leonardo Da Vinci studied the laws of science and nature; anatomy, botany, mathematics, amongst many other things. In the same way that intensive studying didn’t somehow ruin his artistic capabilities, learning basic music theory won’t…

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05/26/2017 / Uncategorized

One of the best ways to train your ears is to transcribe music from recordings.  However, it is not enough to tell someone to “transcribe”, there’s in fact a way to transcribe that you will…

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