Tag Archives: Soul

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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How Not to Make Great Art

Imagine if painters tried to paint the way software developers are expected to code.  A committee would tell you what to paint and by when, but they may also prescribe to you which tools you must use (brushes, palette knives) … Continue reading

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How Not to Write a Hit Song

It’s amazing.  There is a programme on the BBC that purports to get inside the mind of the most successful songwriters on the planet and reveal the “secrets of song writing”.  The more I watch it, the more horrified I … Continue reading

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