Now that everybody’s pretty well settled and back to school, I thought it’d be a good time to offer up my 3 bestsellers for $3.99 each. That’s 61% off the cover price!
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3 Music Bestsellers 81% Off for 24 hours! (10-28-18)
$1.99 for 24 Hours Now that everybody’s pretty well settled and back to school, I thought it’d be a good time to offer up my 3 bestsellers for $1.99 each. That’s 81% off the cover price! Each is frequently the #1 book in its category on Amazon.com. The $1.99 deal is only good for 24 hours,…
3 Bestsellers: 99¢ for 24 hours! (10-27-18)
99¢ for 24 Hours Now that everybody’s pretty well settled and back to school, I thought it’d be a good time to offer up my 3 bestsellers for ¢99 each. That’s 91% off the cover price! Each is frequently the #1 book in its category on Amazon.com. The ¢99 deal is only good for 24 hours, starting at…
A Lick a Day: Soundslice Serves it Up!
Learning licks from someone on an instrument different from yours is a great idea, because is exposes limitations of your instrument, but also exposes patterns on your instrument that can be changed or broken, in a good way. Say, learn Ella Fitzgerald and Billie Holiday melodies on your instrument, or check out these short licks…
Top 7 Practice Tips for Absolute Beginners (and everyone else, too)
We all want to get better, which means we’re all on the same path. When you see someone whose music blows you away, the tips below are part of what they did to get there. No matter how impossible it seems, you can do it, too. Follow these 7 guidelines:
Why the Best Always Critique Themselves
Here’s George Carlin’s critique of his 1992 performance on David Letterman (video of his appearance below the notes).
Evidence of Practice: Music for Brain and Booty
Snarky Puppy doing their amazing thing, on Jazz Night in America, hosted by Christian McBride. Great show. Check out all their episodes. Sarky Puppy’s discography.
Why You Should Beware of Practicing
One of the best pieces of advice I got interviewing world-class musicians from many genres of music came from Rex Martin, who got it from Bud Herseth. He told me, “We have to be careful about practice, because we start to practice practicing. We need to practice performing.” Lots of great players, when they work…
How to Play A Wooden Plank Like a Boss
To practice is human, to play, devine. We all practice something. The focus of this blog is music practice. In the coming months, I’ll be posting interesting videos of people making music, showing the fruits of long hours of practice. Little (or no) commentary from me. The music will, I hope, speak for itself. That’s what music does…
TODAY ONLY: 2 Free Kindle Books on Practice (11-2-15)
Happy November! For today only (11-2-15), get the free Kindle edition of The Practice of Practice (a longer-form read on music practice) and Practice Like This (all killer, no filler version on practice in general).
Cover Yourself: “Creep” and “All About That Bass.” Covers by Post Modern Jukebox
Learning a tune by someone else is the 2nd oldest way to practice (the oldest being to just write your own thing). Here’s a fantastic cover of Radiohead’s Creep, done by Post Modern Jukebox. Below that, an equally superb cover of All About That Bass.