Category Archives: musicianship

How Do You Rehearse The Unknown?

Wayne Shorter On Jazz: “The six years I was with Miles, we never talked about music. We never had a rehearsal. Jazz shouldn’t have any mandates. Jazz is not supposed to be something that’s required to sound like jazz. For … Continue reading

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Ethan on Lacy on Monk

via Ethan Iverson, a hand-out said to have been penned by Steve Lacy after his tenure with Thelonious Monk. read it. daily.

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Status: Work-out

Gary needs some exercise. A real work-out. Get some sweat. He’s going to start with diminished scales. In C#

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Status: Repetitive Stress

Gary notes his lip gets better the more he saxes, but his wrist gets worse the more he laptops.

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Measure your musical-visual intelligence

Skilled at visual learning? Measure your musical-visual intelligence online!: “What is AMVI? Associative Musical Visual Intelligence (or ‘amvi’ for short) is a type of intelligence that’s difficult enough to define, let alone test. Many creative people can associate across sensory … Continue reading

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The Vocabulary of Music

The 100 most clichéd clichés in pop song titles: “37,000 hits on the Billboard Chart since 1890 use a vocabulary of fewer than 9,000 different words; here are the top hundred most frequently used:”<!–begin tag cloud : generated by TagCrowd.comFeel … Continue reading

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Direct Note Access

Direct Note Access: “Direct Note Access is a technology that makes the impossible possible: for the first time in audio recording history you can identify and edit individual notes within polyphonic audio material. The unique access that Melodyne affords to … Continue reading

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