Here's a collaboration between myself and filmmaker/photographer Laura Elmer. Laura joined me to capture images during my recent DAWless livestream. This stream featured a bunch of sequenced loops and sampled hits, as well as a thumb piano. Here are some of our favourite images. Here's a peak at the camera kit. Laura used a Canon … Continue reading Synthesizers & Music Kit [Livestream Photoshoot – 8.4.20]
Do I Have Too Many Guitars?
https://youtu.be/pLLYUJOffw0 This week's video is me showing off my guitars in roughly the order I got them and silently wondering: do I have too many guitars? I'm also talking about each guitar's origin story, mods, seeing if they work, playing a bit, generally enjoying my own company. Some of the dates I mention don't match … Continue reading Do I Have Too Many Guitars?
Intro To Speed Composition
https://youtu.be/Ckv3siqzvYA Talking about why composers may want to prioritise speed over quality and offering some ideas for musicians wanting to try out speed composing. This is the first of several videos on faster music composition - future videos will look at specific techniques and ideas in detail.
How To Write A Set List
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a4MBi9KT6uM&list=PLf_o4hrSq6nQC4UqogxfF8pRF3DrpSmDX How to write set list for your next gig: what things do you need to consider? What is the best way to order your music? There's a lot to consider when writing a set list, unfortunately much of this seems to be missing from other videos on the topic.
I Have Changed My Mind
https://youtu.be/M3_ct28mW_Y I've been thinking recently about things I believed very firmly when I started teaching and the fact that I've very gradually changed my mind. Enjoy my frantic back-tracking.
Question & Answer Guitar Soloing
https://youtu.be/YCJf0Wwgb-Q Starting improvise or write guitar solos is really tricky and super awkward, but there's not a lot of actionable advice about how to get started effectively. This video explains Question & Answer soloing which takes ques from how we form conversations in real life. Here's the example tab - the above part is the … Continue reading Question & Answer Guitar Soloing
Networking For Musicians
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lqApUmfSJ54 Networking can be hard when you perform a million roles, especially when people keep hiring you to not play your instrument. Today I'm sharing a couple tips on dealing with networking situations.
Music Theory Is Dumb
https://youtu.be/qp39XSxgouo Some people feel overwhelmed by music theory while others are eager to learn as much as they can. But, why? What good is music theory if it's not applied directly to music creation or music performance? Alternate title: People Are Dumb. This video features snippets of my interview with 12Tone Videos - here is … Continue reading Music Theory Is Dumb
We’re Using The Internet Wrong
Social media is ruining our lives, right? Well maybe, but! A minor adjustment we can make to our social media habits, which can have very real affects on our musical careers. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y0V5bq0QFeg
Goodbye 2018, Hello 2019!
Looking back at the highlights and big issues of 2018: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d3jnNroF6IY Looking forward to 2019: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rLhwdAr2OgY