“It’s better to practice one song for 24 hours than play 24 tunes in one hour.”
—Attributed to Bill Evans
I have recently launched a Kickstarter campaign to publish traditional songs and rhymes, especially those not freely available on the Internet. Let me explain.
I assumed every traditional song could be found free on the internet, but I was wrong. My grandmother recently sang a song to me, a song her mother sang to her when she was a little girl. When I searched online for the song, I was surprised at what I found!
See my campaign to learn more (and to hear my grandmother sing).
I recently sat down for an interview with local Charlotte sax player, Tim Gordon. It’s been my good fortune to know and be able to play with Tim. (First while I was in school, and later, professionally.) Not only is he a fantastic musician, he’s an all around great guy.
In this interview, we talk about the current state of music education, being a professional, and making a living. Tim even gives an economic history lesson on the music scene in Charlotte. Check it out!
I just transcribed a lead sheet for “God Only Knows” by The Beach Boys. Yes, Brian Wilson is a genius.