Great Music Quotes

Some old, some new, but all chestnuts – courtesy of George Young “One of the perks of being an unemployed musician is that you get to play much less bad music.” Jack Daney “After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is…

Golden Rules For Ensemble Playing

Thank you, Larry Harlow; silly but fun.   Everyone should play the same piece. Stop at every repeat sign and discuss in detail whether to take the repeat or not. The audience will love this a lot! If you play a wrong note, give a nasty look to one of…

Ten Commandments for Playwrights

by Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee Twenty years of writing together are well beyond the usual Biblical allotment for collaborations, There are no bylaws in our partnership, and no formulated articles of faith. If we are halfway through our forty…

Top 10 Drumming Mysteries

…of those great emails, from Master drummer Ed Greene: #10 The Stick Bag Metamorphosis Having spent half an hour in the music store selecting the perfect pair of sticks, rolling, tapping and weighing them, you pull them out at the gig that night to find that one of…

Classic Insults

Courtesy of Rob Schwimmer of Polygraph Lounge “He has all the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire.” — Winston Churchill “A modest little person, with much to be modest about.” — Winston Churchill “I have never killed a man, but I have…

36 Rules For Bands

Never start a trio with a married couple. Your manager’s not helping you. Fire him/her. Before you sign a record deal, look up the word “recoupable” in the dictionary. No one cares who you’ve opened for. A string section does not make your songs sound any…

New Musical Terms

by Tom Hurd In order to keep you abreast of the ever-developing world of musical terminology, we provide herewith the latest additions to the esteemed Harvard Dictionary of Music: ALLREGRETTO When you’re 16 measures into the piece and realize you took too fast…

Actual Instructions…

SUPPOSEDLY ACTUAL INSTRUCTIONS TO THE ORCHESTRA FROM PROFESSIONAL CONDUCTORS DURING REHEARSAL          Once again, thank you Larry Harlow “Please don’t use the depth-charge pizzicato.” “Pianissimo doesn’t mean ‘Drop the fuck out.'” “Listen to the…

Listen

To the music

On Bandcamp

Connect

With the artist

On Twitter On YouTube On Facebook On LinkedIn


Sign Up

For the mailing list