Numbers As Intervals In Music

A lot of times, when referring to an interval, people will refer to it as a Number instead of the actual note. The example is that A B C# D E F# can be written as 1 2 3 4 5 6. This is effective because it easily allows you to change keys and transpose. […]

Being Told No

When someone tells you that you can’t do something then look them in the face and prove them wrong. Lance Armstrong overcame cancer, Michael Jordan overcame being cut from his High School Basketball team. Michael Phelps achieved every Gold Medal in the Olympic in 2008. But let’s take it further into every day living. Don’t […]

Note Durations Explained

This is similar to my How to Read Music tutorial. I get a lot of questions regarding note durations. The idea is that the flag is what tells you how long you should play a note. In addition, the note head also dictates the duration. Watch the video above, and you’ll be good to go!

What's My Secret

When you’re in a band, it’s important to treat it like anything you do and are passionate about. The secret to being successful is doing it every single day, and have fun with it, and be creative. It took me a year to become successful as a music instructor. And I’m still learning new things […]

Thinkgeek The Musical Act 1 Scene 2

So I was on Thinkgeek the other day to buy a key/screwdriver/bottle opener thing and was having a blast looking through the site when all of a sudden – the PAYPAL button didn’t work :( Oh Noes! They joked with me that the only way to make it work was to write a song. But […]

Whuffaoke!

Whuffaoke was bring Karaoke music TO THE STREETS! And I just don’t mean in New York City, but the entire USA. I joined Tony Bacigalupo, Alex Hillman, Tara Hunt and more on their adventure of the mobile karaoke machine during their NYC date! This is awesome on so many levels. People from all over coming […]

Stay Connected

The great thing about Social Media is that you not only get to connect to your audience… but that you STAY connected with your audience. I’ve been studying social media a lot lately, and the different things people do with their audience and growing themselves as a brand. Today I ordered the mStand from Rain […]

Pool Party Brooklyn Concert

Every week in Brooklyn during the summer are live music events called ‘The Pool Party’. Its actually really cool, and turns into a huge event. The downside this week was that it rained (started during my video!). The most important part about being online is being offline. Going to shows like this are important so […]

Silence Is Golden

Silence is the most powerful and important part in conversation, presentations, and even music. Too many times I see people walking down the street with their iPods or mp3 players. I feel its important that people take a break from that. As a result, I wanted to shoot this video, as a reminder to take […]

Easy Way To Learn Scales

Learning scales can be difficult. There are a few tricks to going about and speeding up the process. Understand that there are also Modes, too. You’ll be happy to learn that all the chords you know, as well as the modes and scales are all related! Watch this video for some tricks and tips!

Tapping Explained

Tapping is a lot of fun. This technique allows you to stretch and hit notes that would other wise not be possible to reach with only your fret hand. The idea is the grasp your pic so that your fingers are free. At that point, you simply ‘tap’ the fretboard and hammer on and pull […]

Cupcake Symphony #1

This video was the idea of Rana. She’s amazing ;) So basically, we took cupcakes and drew different music durations notes throughout. Then we used duck tape to make a treble clef on my table, and we placed the cupcakes in order to make a melody. This video was a blast. Its’ our first one, […]

Sibelius 6 Unboxing

Sibelius 6 has a lot of cool updates. Unboxings are when you open up a product for the first time and video tape it for others to see. Here we have a number of Sibelius Music Programs… for YOU! That’s why there are more than one! Lots of cool features, so stay tuned for more […]