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 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 […]
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 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 […]
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 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 […]
Jimmy Goss is hilarious. Here we discuss practicing, power chords, and have a good time. I can’t stop laughing watching this. He was new to the whole online video idea! We discuss a few things, and answer a few questions. Thanks to Jimmy Goss for his appearance!
Sforzando = when an attack hits hard, diminuendos, and then crescendos… all in one attack Crescendos = making the music increasingly louder Tremolos = rapidly attacking the note Dynamics = mezzo forte, forte, piano, mezzo piano. Indicating how loud or soft the music is to be performed. Hairpins = another word for Crescendos (see above […]
Sibelius 6 is the latest installment of the best music engraver around. There are a bunch of new features in this one that my older version didn’t have. One of them is “Panoramic View”, which allows the sheet music to be read without page breaks, and the other is “Guitar and Piano input” which allows […]
You throw down the chords, and I’ll play them. Cool idea. Here’s Week #1 attempt. We’ll do more stuff like this. Everyone said it was alot of fun. Music is supposed to be fun, so I’m happy how this turned out. Collaboration and creating is all about sharing ideas, and this was the result of […]
Grace Notes in music represent a note that is played so fast that it doesn’t get a beat. Think of it as a blur. Some times they’re used in order to allow the sheet music to be more legible. Rather than seeing a bunch of 16th notes sliding into a downbeat (quarter note) its not […]
Repeats in music allow you so not have to write the same section of music multiple times. It allows the musician to simply memorize one section and rather than turn a page or continue reading, simply follow the repeat. It looks like a bar line with two dots next to it. There are 2 repeats: […]
Looks like I’m going to start teaching music while I’m walking the streets. Which is Awesome! I’m so excited that I finally own the newest iPhone 3gs release from Apple. I have been amazed by this phone for the past 2 weeks. I now ave a camera, camcorder, guitar tuner, piano, and more! I’m more […]
I always enjoy going to these events and seeing what kind of cool music goes on. I also like to see how the bands are set up, etc. This particular parade was great for that, because they had floats. I noticed the DJ’s were inthe backs of the floats and the dancing and speakers were […]