Category Archives: Music

Circle of Fifths Revisited

Overheard: Music has always been a bit of a mystery to me because I didn’t understand it. As a specific example, I didn’t understand why a major chord sounds nice. Why does (0,4,7) harmonize? I’ve finally read enough to figure … Continue reading

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Jack Ziegler, Cartoonist at The New Yorker, Dies at 74

Jack Ziegler, whose satirical, silly and observational style enlivened more than 1,600 cartoons at The New Yorker beginning in the mid-1970s, died on Wednesday in a hospital in Kansas City, Kan. He was 74. ~ New York Times, 2 April … Continue reading

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Funding a Nonprofit Music Organization

Future public education will require involvement and collaboration among various local, civic, private and nonprofit entities, a concept I like to refer to as ‘community entrepreneurship.’ ~ Donald Bren Running a nonprofit, such as a community band, can be a … Continue reading

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The History of the Real Book

Excerpted from: https://officialrealbook.com/history/ For more than 40 years, the Real Book has been the go-to resource for jazz musicians playing jazz standards and classics from the Great American Songbook. You’ll find this ubiquitous tome on music stands the world over, … Continue reading

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Playing, Performing, Entertaining

Terry Stibal penned this in 2011 in the Woodwind Forum. He has now passed on, but his writings live on. This is a pet peeve of mine. I know a lot of folks who can do the first, significantly fewer … Continue reading

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Music Projects Galore

If music be the food of love, play on. ~ William Shakespeare Through the last ten years I have been collecting piano books with the idea that I might co-opt one of the songs to create a sax quartet. I … Continue reading

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Reverbnation.com Review

Artists First: Since 2006, ReverbNation has helped millions of emerging Artists build their careers. We’ve connected Artists to venues, festivals, brands, publishers, labels, and the fans themselves. ReverbNation’s mission puts Artists First. Our powerful career management and online marketing tools, … Continue reading

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