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Top Down #3: Phrase Length and Form

Listen to some old-school blues tracks, and dig upon how some phrases/lyric lines are longer than the 4 measures that we’re used to. The performer goes to the IV chord, back to the I, to the V, when it feels … Continue reading

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Both Sides Now: Two New/Old Releases on a New Label

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Two recordings I played on and co-produced are now available on iTunes; CDs are available through Hudson City Records. Northern Light is from 1991, and I’m still am trying to figure out why we waited two decades to put it … Continue reading

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Driving a Corrupt Convertible in Cali (top down)

So I was yacking it up with a fellow composer yesterday about the musical vagueness present in the music business these days, specifically how it relates to those who write music for broadcast or sync for a living (which I … Continue reading

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