Hi All, I have been struggling with the idea of how to become inspired enough to write new material. I have concluded that inspiration does not solely have to come from within; it can be taken from the world at large. This may seem basic to many readers, but as someone who is used to …
How does one deal with interruptions? We need to get our work in. We still have our own deadlines. And we do need to interrupt others, too, because that is how life happens.
We will all be forgotten long after we pass. And that is precisely why you have every reason to live the life that will make you the most fulfilled.
Exercise Music is an album designed specifically for use while exercising (as the title states). It is a mix of progressive rock, electronic dance music, and minimalism.
To attain peace of mind, we seek stability. To find stability, we make money. To make money, we work more than we would like to, more than is healthy, or we work in unhealthy ways (corruption, theft, etc.). To work, we lose peace of mind.
It is invigorating to both think quickly, and to use that to accomplish tasks. However, having racing thoughts is much different than thinking quickly.
It is interesting to get a handle on how much listening you do per day. Here is my tally.
You can apply mindfulness to all aspects of being a musician. However, the goal is not to become a virtuoso in music through mindfulness.
When one's personal life takes control of one's life, occupying all time and energy there may be to spare, it is hard to find time to make art.
Firmly rooted in the American Mavericks tradition, this work fuses hymns with polytonality and misalignment, a la Charles Ives.
We tend to think that, as humans, we get addicted to physical things: drugs, sex, gambling, money, fighting, etc. Yet, I haven't heard anyone talking about addiction to thought--addiction to thinking.
Frustrated with the built-in sounds of Logic X and the direct-in from my amp into my interface, I needed better sound quality, more tones, and much more versatility. The Zoom G1Xon does not disappoint.
The Sky Is Crying indeed for many of us today (both in the U.S. and internationally). As we play the blues for those who have passed or otherwise suffer due to torrential rain, I offer a slice of solace through a cover of Elmore James's tune by one of my idols, Mr. Stevie Ray Vaughan.
Fight. Don't overcome; you can't. Just keep fighting, becoming, and sharing your story. That's all that matters.
"STRING II was made with “real” sounds - sounds that I recorded both in my studio and in the field. I used only the oddest bits of these recordings to go ahead and represent something else. Something that EVERYONE hears differently - its interpretation is up for grabs. I feel that’s important."
Hi All,You can often tell the mental state of someone by how their workspace looks. In my case... let's just say I've got the beginnings of a few projects on my mind. Granted, this is relatively tidy. It may get messier....Dan
Dale Osterman's piece Ouroboros depicts the serpent that devours its own tail. #analysis #contemporaryclassical
I try to answer this question over and over again, and it becomes increasingly difficult to answer.
There are times when musical notation simply does not suffice to both technically manifest, nor artistically describe, the music that is heard. This is the case with Diogo Carvalho's piece Reveal.
"Music is the only way to the transcendent.” But why use music as a tool?