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Music Transformation – An Exciting New Realm

There’s something exciting about finding out what happens to music when you use it in unintended ways. The amazing transformations of sound that can happen can often be more amazing than the originally intended format. An example is slowing down electronic dance music 20,000%, as shown in this video: [youtube width=”600″ height=”365″ video_id=”J3x1mF391BE”]

An Album For My Valentine – 2013

A couple of years back my wife and I started a tradition that revolves around thoughtful, affordable gift-giving on Valentine’s Day. To say it has become our favorite “gift exchange” holiday event would be an understatement, we have so much fun with this every year. This year, here are the albums that swapped hands: I…

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Major or Minor?

There’s a guy out there who takes the time to transpose popular songs out of their native minor key into the nearest major key. It’s pretty interesting to see how much it changes the delivery of the song. [vimeo width=”600″ height=”365″ video_id=”57685359″]

In Case You’d Forgotten, Real Music Still Exists: Andrew Ripp

We’re not so far away from our musical roots that we can’t return to them from time to time.

Musicians, Protect Your Hearing – Alpine MusicSafe Classics

If there’s one thing a musician needs to be sure they continue to do well, it’s hear. The separation between “good” music and “great” music is often the smallest nuance in sound. It’s the perfect amp tone, the spot on reverb or a very specific amount of gain that musicians often spend years seeking. Unfortunately,…

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Making Music With My Hero

That’s me and number 1 on my list, John “JoJo” Hermann. To say it was big for me is an understatement. Here’s how it happened… If you know me, you already know that a couple of weeks ago I got an opportunity to share a stage, and keyboard, and mic with my musical hero. I’ve…

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Music Is Important – watch music unlock humanity

Music makes us who were are. It becomes part of us and touches places in our brain and soul that other things simply can’t access. Anyone who “loves” music knows about this, but this video makes it so obvious and touching that I simply had to share.

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