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Your Listeners Don't Care about Your Gear Oct 28, 2023

There's been some discussion on Twitter (X?) recently about the importance of gear. And of course, it was presented very maturely and in a manner definitely not combative for the sake of Twitter engagement:

 

The reality is, it's true that the listener doesn't care what gear you use. Most...

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Focusing on what YOU can control... Oct 21, 2023

If you haven't seen the news, Bandcamp is going through yet another change of ownership, and a lot of artists are responding with fear and anger.

While nothing has actually changed with Bandcamp as a platform at this point, I can certainly understand those sentiments as a lover of Bandcamp...

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Silence is the most powerful tool in music. Oct 14, 2023

As a college freshman, I found myself slightly terrified and performing Chopin's Scherzo in B-Flat Minor in a masterclass (basically a public lesson with a guest pianist who had come to campus to perform a recital).

In that piece there's a moment where Chopin omits the first note of the opening...

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You don't have to know everything... Oct 07, 2023

When I started learning music production, it took me a looong time to work up the courage and confidence to release anything out into the world.

I wanted it to be perfect. I didn't want people to question whether I knew what I was doing (spoiler: I didn't).

There were two problems with my...

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Bach Didn't Write Chord Progressions... Sep 30, 2023

I don’t think Bach ever sat down and thought “gee, I’ve got to figure out a slapping chord progression for this week’s cantata….”

In fact, I don’t think Bach really thought about chord progressions at all.

When writing for a choir, or chamber...

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