How to Kick The Blues, or, A Chance Meeting with a Living Louisiana Music Legend.

It’s been a tough couple of weeks for me and, I think, for a lot of people.  One day recently, I had a meeting that was really demoralizing and left me in a total funk where nothing would spark my interest.   Fortunately, the next morning, I had my own piano lesson (a two-hour workout onContinue reading “How to Kick The Blues, or, A Chance Meeting with a Living Louisiana Music Legend.”

Playing musically through the use of adjectives, metaphors, and imagery

I.  Summary of recent article and its suggested exercise I recently read an article that suggested a few exercises to help musicians play with more musicality.  The first exercise involves brainstorming a list of adjectives – at least 100 adjectives so that you (or the person you are directing to do the exercise) is forcedContinue reading “Playing musically through the use of adjectives, metaphors, and imagery”

Louis Moreau Gottschalk – Creole composer and virtuoso

New Orleans-based Romantic composer and virtuosic pianist.  I’ve created a playlist on Spotify, which I’ve been enjoying this lovely afternoon. From Wikipedia: Gottschalk was born to a Jewish businessman from London and a Creole mother in New Orleans, where he was exposed to a variety of musical traditions. He had six brothers and sisters, fiveContinue reading “Louis Moreau Gottschalk – Creole composer and virtuoso”

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