Before starting Don’t Let the Dream Die, I had an idea to record all of my practice sessions and edit them down to weekly summaries (via webseries or podcast) that chart my development as a performer. I would share any thoughts about the difficulties I was facing in my current studies or anything that the week’s… Read More Keyblog #3: Keypod
My friend Jason and I just launched our podcast, titled Don’t Let the Dream Die. Standard pod fare for now: two dudes and the microphone, talking about what matters most in life: nothing. We’re vulnerable and impressionable; there is no better time to find us on YouTube and strike for the heart.
The practice clock clicks at sixty. Beats. Per minute. Even that may be too much. It’s hard to tell. Time crawls when you’re working. Even though I’ve logged some time on the piano, the first two years were for a grade, so practice was tailored for maximum short term effect. Scale skills were acquired through brute force, usually without a… Read More Keyblog #2: Scaling in half time
False starts are my bread and butter, but the waiter’s eyes tell me breakfast is over. I’m sliding down the Ellefson Scale Pyramid, a scale routine dug out from my tuba days in college. (Quite frankly I’m amazed my tuba documents remain. Papers under my dominion tend to flee the kingdom the moment the throne… Read More Keyblog #1: Speaking the language