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New Hope

Posted on September 29th at 8:45 am
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In January of 2013 my piece entitled “New Hope” was premiered by the Panama City POPS Orchestra, Eddie Rackley conducting. This piece started its life as my piece “Remembrance”. But when we played Remembrance at rehearsal, what sounded fantastic on the composition software didn’t translate well to the live group. So a re-write was in order. There were many happy … Continue reading

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In Search of a Song – New Interview!

Posted on September 4th at 1:08 pm
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A few weeks ago a old friend, Rich Reardin from Bloomington, Indiana got in touch. In the early/mid 1980s I had recorded some music in his studio with an exceptional guitarist Larry Clyman in our small but mighty group “The Duo”. Some of the music recorded there can be heard on my soundcloud page. I guess these sessions made an … Continue reading

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Remembrance – The Joy of Our Lives

Posted on August 18th at 1:02 pm
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Hello. I just finished tweaking a full orchestra piece called “Remembrance – The Joy of Our Lives.” At the bottom of this post you will find links to the audio on Soundcloud and a link to the full score of the piece. In this post I wanted to talk a little bit about the process used to create this piece. … Continue reading

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Taki, the violin and Ableton Live

Posted on June 24th at 1:11 pm
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A new song called “Taki” is on Soundcloud. Here is a bit about the tune: This song was written for and played by my good friend and great musician Takuya Horiuchi aka “Taki”. I had the good fortune of meeting and playing with him in April in a pit orchestra gig for the play Annie at GCSC. He had just … Continue reading

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Balance and Form

Posted on June 24th at 1:00 pm
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Today’s thought – musical composition essentially comes down to a personal sense of Balance (to create equilibrium) between the elements used in the piece and their position, duration and (re)-occurrence in time – which I refer to as Form. Balance and Form. Why this thought? Why today? I’m not sure – but it seems with Ableton Live and all the … Continue reading

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Quick Ableton Live Tip – Levels that don’t clip on the fly

Posted on June 8th at 10:49 am
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I haven’t posted for a while… but my New Years resolution was I will post on this site more often. Let’s see, it’s June – not BAD! I have been using a simple technique to help me address a common issue I have in Ableton Live and I’d thought I’d post a short description of it in case it helped … Continue reading

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Tracking live musicians with Ableton Live

Posted on September 14th at 1:34 pm
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Since this is a post about tracking live musicians, first you need too find someone you want to record. I just happened to meet Nick Savage, Alto Saxophonist with Bo Diddley on a gig I did in Destin, Florida. I had taken Ableton Live on stage that night and was switching between my 5 string Ibanez bass and playing bass synth … Continue reading

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HAA! & PHISE: Ableton Live and original musical parts

Posted on August 31st at 7:01 am
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This is an article taken from my class work from my Berklee Music online class on Ableton Live (instructor Loudon Stearns). The subject – what are the benefits of original musical parts? Benefits of creating original musical parts By parts I will include not only parts determined by instrument/note order (such as a trumpet, timpani or guitar part) but also … Continue reading

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“It’s not enough!”

Posted on August 6th at 10:27 am
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“It is not enough to become masters of music from our past.  It is up to us to create the music of the 21st century.” (This is a quote from a conversation I am having over and over with the great players I know from the area).

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Ableton’s Soniculture Partner Instrument – the Novachord

Posted on August 6th at 10:16 am
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I found something interesting. I thought I’d share. First, some quick background. Ableton and various partners offer add on instruments for Ableton Live. These can be auditioned on the Ableton site. Recently they ran a special and I picked up a few instruments. One instrument that I had dismissed when I was auditioning the various sounds was the “Novachord”; an … Continue reading

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