A Bad Ear – And What to Do About It

Amusia is the technical term for tone deafness. Don’t worry… you probably don’t have it, no matter what you sound like. ____________ Purchase “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6-eBook Bundle, and get this eBook FREE OF CHARGE: “From Amateur to Ace: Writing Songs Like a Pro”. _____________ I’ve just been finishing up the draft to a new book […]

What the “Illiac Suite” Taught Us About Music

Like a pictures in a photo album, music is more than one nice “shot” following another. ____________ Purchase “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6-eBook Bundle, and get this eBook FREE OF CHARGE: “From Amateur to Ace: Writing Songs Like a Pro”. _____________ Back in 1956, two professors at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign made history by being the […]

For Songwriting, There is No “Best Before” Date

Windows of opportunity may feel like they’re closing, but becoming creative can open them again. _____________ Download “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6-Ebook Bundle. 11 Songwriting Principles That Will Turn Your Writing Around – Guaranteed. _____________ If you’re reading this and you’ve had very young children in your life, you know that the world of make-believe is important […]

Improving Your Musical Abilities: Music as a Language

If you truly think of music as a language, you can improve your songwriting abilities the same way you learned to speak. _____________ Download “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6-eBook Bundle, and solve your songwriting problems TODAY. _____________ Recently I tweeted a video from TedEd that featured Grammy award-winning bassist Victor Wooten called “Music as a Language.” In […]

Choral Music at Pantomime Music Publications

For those of you who are interested in seeing what I do when I’m not focused on helping songwriters, you may want to have a quick look at my choral music that I’ve published through Pantomime Music Publications over the past number of years. For the past few months I’ve been editing my latest choral arrangements […]

Madeleine Peyroux Interview/Performance on Soundcheck

Just starting to give singer/songwriter Madeleine Peyroux’s recent album “Standing on the Rooftop” a listen. I missed this when it was first released. Also found a “Soundcheck” interview and live studio performance from back on June 16 of this year. I really like her singing, but not that fond of her interpretation of Lennon & […]