I dropped a lot of negativity a few weeks ago about professional music. Today, I am going to give another perspective though not about the same genre. If you are one of those pianists that wants to earn a living in music, I encourage you to read this Rolling Stone article. As it turns out, […]
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For the past few days, I have been recording a set of five songs. I am extremely excited about them because in many ways, they are the most aggressive pieces I have ever recorded. They will be released as videos starting hopefully the end of next month. I am giving away one of my cheats. […]
There is an elusive idea in the performance of music that we all instinctively know: just playing the notes is not enough. In fact, I would go so far as to say that just playing the notes and observing every other marking on the music (such as dynamics and articulations) is not enough to qualify […]
One of the lessons that I have to understand as a recording artist and concert pianist is this: I can’t play all kinds of music. That is a humbling thing. It is a hard thing to accept. I have struggled with it. In fact, if you listen to the music on my projects, you will […]
Recording music is a huge investment of time and money and very often, it is an investment that ends badly for musicians. Less than 5% of all CDs produced sell at least 1,000 copies so that means that more than 95% of all CDs produced ending up losing money. Many people want to record because […]
A few weeks ago, I wrote about my dabbling with midi recording in my new studio. We talked about the huge cost benefits and some other benefits as well. Now, I am ready to scrap the idea.
If I am being honest, this comic strip hits home with me.
I recently helped a recording artist on a new project during mixing. The mixing process involves a lot of listening as the artist and engineer work together to tweak tiny things that will make the music more impactful.
Good idea or bad idea?
Learning from Mary anointing the feet of Jesus.