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Daniel Craig CD: The End of Myself

I am happy to announce a new album release today: The End of Myself which features tenor Daniel Craig, the winner of my 2013 Studio Recording Contest. Yes this project has taken two years to produce but it is worth the wait. The twelve songs on the album range from huge sweeping cinematic orchestrations to very gentle […]

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Video demo: A fancy turn

We have talked about turns before but to summarize briefly, a turn is a set of chords that are inserted between phrases in a song to give more harmonic interest and connect the phrases together better. For example, let’s say a phrase ends on I and the next phrase starts on I. In that case, […]

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Church Pianist Free Lessons

These lessons discuss important skills church pianists need from congregational accompaniment to accompanying small groups, playing soft music, transposing, modulations, etc. Free Lessons Congregational Accompaniment Congregational accompaniment thoughts Boldness is infectious Does stride STILL belong in church? A simple tip for congregational music Congregational accompaniment: Is variety necessary? Congregational accompanying considerations (Part 1) Congregational accompanying […]