How to Use the Half-Diminished Chord

Someone recently mentioned to me that I have never really discussed the half diminished chord and how to use it –and I realized they are right. I want to remedy that over a short series of two posts. As a quick reminder, a half diminished chord is a stack of 4 notes that are separated […]

New Video: Soul Rest (adapted from Be Still, My Soul)

Last fall, I recorded five big pieces of music that I am releasing slowly as video singles. MasterBuilder came out last Thanksgiving. Today, I am releasing a second one entitled “Soul Rest,” adapted from “Be Still, My Soul.” This is another collaboration with Ben Botkin and is designed to be a very dramatic piece of […]