August 5, 2020

Last week, I talked about my tech setup for composing and producing. This week, it's all about the mix of parts that create the tone I produce on each instrument.

OLD SCHOOL

If you're like me, you probably have a favourite brand/make of instrument, which will always be y...

July 29, 2020

I've come across many music producing studio setups that look absolutely amazing. In comparison, mine is quite small. Here's a little information about the kit I use for music composition and producing.

THE CORE

First off, I'm on a 15-inch 2018 touch bar macbook pro. Spe...

July 21, 2020

In previous blogs I've mentioned bits and pieces about my life and relationship with music. Here are some moments I believe have had an influence on my musical career.

July 12, 2020

Today is National Simplicity Day, so what better time to talk about my approach to writing music and how minimal music can have a positive impact on daily life.

HISTORY

National Simplicity Day was founded in honour of Henry David Thoreau, an American philosophe...

July 7, 2020

The first time you're told to improvise can be both an exciting and daunting experience. Here are a few tips on how to approach improvising and come up with some fantastic solos.

MELODY EXTRACTION

Sometimes the easiest idea to produce is technically recycling the melody....

June 30, 2020

Writer's block is a topic that can split people's opinions. To some, you either get it or you don't. Personally, I believe that everyone will go through it at some point in their creative career. Here are some tips I've found work for me when overcoming writer's block:...

June 23, 2020

It's never easy to take the plunge when starting a new business, especially if you're risk averse. But, risk is your best friend and you might regret turning the opportunity away.

June 16, 2020

Everybody knows that scales are an important part of warming up but there are other parts of an instrument that may be missed by only doing scales.

Here are six other ways to get that perfect sound out of your reed instrument.

WET THE REED

This may seem like an obvio...

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