Tag Archives: Artistry

Bringing Your “A” Game to Collaborations

There is an unconscionably cruel joke which asks, “Was Ringo Starr the best drummer in the world?” to which the riposte is, “The world?  He wasn’t even the best drummer in the Beatles!” For those that aren’t aware, it’s a … Continue reading

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Playing the Right Note

Here is some wisdom, which sounds Zen, perhaps a touch impractical, airy and even blindingly obvious, but which is very important, for any musician, to learn, internalise and follow. The business of playing music, especially improvised music, is all about … Continue reading

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What Humans Aren’t

I’ve been a human being for over a half a century now and in that time, you learn some fundamental things.  One of the things I have learnt, for which I can find no compelling counter arguments, is something that … Continue reading

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Here Is the Reason I Make Music

The reason I make music turns out to be deceptively simple.  I only just realised it.  It probably applies to all of my creative endeavours, if truth be told. The thing about life is that you can fool yourself into … Continue reading

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Learning to Play What You Just Played

There is something that music production “in the box” (meaning completely inside your computer) makes possible, that simply wasn’t available to recording artists of a previous age.  I’m not sure if I will take this route or not, but I … Continue reading

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