Last night, I took my oldest daughter to a local college to see their opera workshop’s performance of a Rodgers and Hammerstein review. It was fantastic, not only the quality of the music shared, but also that it was fantastic to hear and see live music be performed. Yes, the singers were wearing masks, asContinue reading “Back to Live Music!”
One of the great things about the technological world we live in is that we can gamify pretty much everything. Back in the olden days when I was taking lessons, the only games were on paper or whatever the teacher made up. There wasn’t many really interactive games to help you learn music. But nowContinue reading “Note Rush”
I came across this video and was amazing. Larnell Lewis is a drummer who plays with the jazz band Snarky Puppy, one of my favorite jazz groups! The whole point of the video is that he listens to the song once, and tries to drum along with it. Watch and see what happens. I tellContinue reading “Enter Sandman”
A couple of days ago, I wrote about how music builds self confidence. Today, I’m going to focus in on another important factor that music brings. Feeling. No matter what instrument you’re playing, music isn’t always happy or sad. It’s sometimes both emotions (and much more) in the same piece of music. Our role asContinue reading “Music brings feeling”
There are so many things that I love about making music and teaching music. One of the biggest one that I love is that it makes you self confident. That self confidence works in the music rehearsal space, but it also works outside and in so many other aspects of life. When I was atContinue reading “Music Gives You Self Confidence!”
For the last post this week of Star Wars week, I thought we’d have some fun. What is your Star Wars name? Mine, since my first name is Craig, would be Jar Jar (UGH!) and the 3rd letter of my last name is R, would be Solo (YAY!) So, Jar Jar Solo Have fun! CommentContinue reading “What Is Your Star Wars Name?”
I’m a church musician. So, I know what Kyrie Eleison means. It means “Lord, have mercy”. Christe Eleison means “Christ, have mercy”. So, here’s a creative twist on it….using Star Wars.
Today, we’re going to have some fun. I’ve got two things for you. One, a meme and the other a video. So, there you have it. Hopefully a smile and a little rock. Check back later for another post!
Rhythm is all around us! Whether it’s inside our houses, in our cars, or even….in music we listen to! Here’s a video to practice clapping along to the rhythms in songs! Try it and video yourself doing it! Email it to me at firstname.lastname@example.org!
Have you ever tried playing a melodica? I haven’t, but I’d so love to! It’s a combination of a wind instrument and a piano! You have to blow air into it, and press the keys down. Talk about work! Well, these guys, the Melodica Men are awesome. Here’s their Star Wars medley, and go checkContinue reading “Star Wars on a Melodica”