Emotion In Music 

Everyone knows that music can move you in so many ways. It can make you laugh, cry and even want to break things. It can put idyllic or majestic pictures in your mind and is even known to make people see colors. It triggers emotional and even physical responses in people. That to me is amazing! I suppose it's something hard wired into our brains over time and a way for us to communicate, explain or mimic the world around us. Such as a musical onomatopoeia. (Thanks Jeff W.)

 

For me, as a…

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Improvisation 101 

FOR ALL YOU PRACTICING MUSICIANS: I have a lot of people ask me how to improvise. Here are my top 5 tips for improvising.

 

1.  Learn the melody.   Learn the melody of any piece of music you are working on. It helps you develop melodic playing/phrasing and gives you something to build on in your solo.

 

2.  Learn the harmony.  Figure out the chords/harmony and find alternate places to play the chords.

 

3.  Shut up and listen.   This is VERY IMPORTANT! Listening to what else is going on in the music…

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My Testament 

People ask me..why don't you write music that I can sing along with or dance to? My answer is that I do. However, I am trying to create music that invokes emotions or musically describes something with the tools available to me. Music is very subjective and means different things to different people. I am trying to create a new language that I can use to express myself. I didn't get into music to be famous or popular and have never been one to follow the musical trends. I absolutely want people to…

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