Steven Maheu, a composer currently based in my home state, reached out to me about an idea he has, for realizing, documenting, and hearing creative ideas: "I felt you may be interested in a type of toolbox I had created for music and art. It has roots in an old ballet notation that has wide... Continue Reading →
Hi All, I have a new review published on ContactMusic, of band Deaf Havana's new album "All These Countless Nights". Here is the link, for your reading: http://www.contactmusic.com/deaf-havana/music/deaf-havana-all-these-countless-nights-album-review Best, Dan
Hi All, Just a quick announcement: pop on over to ContactMusic.com for my review of Avenged Sevenfold's new album "The Stage": http://www.contactmusic.com/avenged-sevenfold/music/avenged-sevenfold-the-stage-album-review Cheers, Dan
Hey all composers, or friends of composers: I just want to quickly inform you of the first in a series of calls that will result in featured works on Composer's Toolbox. The goal is for this blog to dissect and collect tools and techniques in featured works, that we all can learn from. Here is... Continue Reading →
Book available for purchase here Sight Reading Exercises for Guitarists The goal of this book is to provide a large volume of exercises that guitar teachers can use to help students gain facility with reading music. This book is not intended to teach sight reading. It is only meant to make a guitar teacher's job... Continue Reading →
This video explores the word “No” in the context of our society—what is forbidden, what our rules are, what society expects of us, what our economic culture dictates we do as Americans, and how we can use “No” for our mutual benefit, while debunking and disclaiming the detrimental ways we are told “No”.