Some Musical Thoughts And Essays
From time to time I like to write short tutorials on how to do various thing with computers and music. And I like the occasional rant as well. This page is the jumping off point for all that wisdom.
- The Zen Of Saxophone Some ramblings on why saxophone is so darned hard to play ... well, at least it is for me.
- Cleaning your Saxophone Some comments, suggestions and methods to keep your horn clean and looking good.
- Dealing with spit Some hint on dealing with excessive moisture while playing sax.
- Optimal Reed Installation Ideas and suggestions on how to properly install a reed on a saxophone. Read what took me years to learn.
- Légère Reeds Some thoughts on using “plastic” reeds from Légère.
- Writing Musical Introductions This will have you writing wonderful introductions to your (and other people's) songs in no time.
- Introduction to Improvisation A short, easy introduction to the fine art of improv. For the beginning jazz student ... or anyone else who want's their music to be a bit more interesting.
- A Short Introduction To MMA A brief overview of MMA - Musical MIDI Accompaniment, my backing track creation program.
- MMA Groove Tutorial A short tutorial on creating a groove for MMA in 7/8 time.
- Using MMA as a Practice Tool If you use MMA, you might not know how great it is as a practice tool ... and if you don't use MMA, read this and get with it!
- Akai EWI 4000s Links Some links for the amazing Akai EWI4000s.
- My Favorite Music Some very personal ideas about what's good in music. You might be surprised!
If any of these ramblings are helpful, please drop me a note.
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