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March 27, 2018

Here are a few great quotes from famous and historic musicians

“The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is practice!” - Vladimir Horowitz

“Music should always be an adventure!” - Coleman Hawkins

“Master your instrument, master the music, and then forget about...

March 13, 2018

 Don't turn up your volume on those in-ear headphones too much because they will wreck your hearing in the long run! Learn to play piano and keyboard in a way that doesn't damage your hearing.

March 13, 2018

 Yesterday I got the privilege to record at Jazz Cats Studio in Long Beach CA.  This is my second time recording there and I am constantly impressed by their plethora of awesome vintage gear.  This classic ribbon microphone is from the 50's!!!

March 10, 2018

Always wash out your mouthpiece if you've been sick.  The flu season this year has been really bad and lots of students and professionals are getting it. Protect yourself by washing your mouthpieces regularly!


 

March 10, 2018

Always use your fingertips when pressing the strings!  Sometimes new guitar students play with flat fingers which doesn't produce the clearest, full tone.  Also make sure your thumb is perpendicular to the guitar neck fo that it helps you get a firm grip on the fingerb...

March 10, 2018

Always make sure your reed is in exactly the same place every time you put it on the mouthpiece.  Also check that your ligature (the metal piece that holds the reed flush with the mouthpiece) is tight.  Often times students position the reed where it is sticking out to...

March 10, 2018

Flute students... make sure you are in tune by rolling in or out of the lip plate.

Rolling towards you makes the pitch flat and rolling away from you will make your pitch go up.  Good luck! Learn to play flute with great intonation.

March 10, 2018

All About Jazz is a great website full of amazing reviews of awesome new Jazz albums.  Check out some reviews of "Following Signs" by Justin Janer.

https://www.allaboutjazz.com/php/article_center.php?in_artist=Justin+janer&in_album=&in_label=&in_author=&in_type=0&langua...

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