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What is Creativity

I’ve been reading “Living with a Creative Mind” by Jeff and Julie Crabtree recently. It’s one of the most encouraging books I’ve ever read as a creative person. I wanted to unpack some of the things I’ve been reading in the hopes that you will a) learn some awesome thingsRead the Rest…


The Questions that Every Musician Must Ask

WHY, HOW and FOR WHAT PURPOSE? I have a book that I keep coming back to and reading in bite-size pieces as it is a little heavy going sometimes. That book is “Everything Is Connected: The Power of Music” by Daniel Barenboim. Barenboim is a widely regarded conductor, pianist andRead the Rest…


Cool Music (?)

What makes music cool? Is it the amount it sells? Is it how much it adheres to the musical conventions set in place by years of western musical history? Is it found in its uniqueness or difference from uncool music? I think what makes music cool is who listens toRead the Rest…


The Confident Musician

One of the greatest tools available to you as a musician is confidence. In fact, it should be as essential to you as scales. It should be as familiar to you as your repertoire. Why? Because music is a emotive nuance-driven force. There are so many variables to music, thatRead the Rest…


Musical Servanthood

How you craft a track as a band rather than a collection of single instruments. One of the biggest killers to groove in music, to the unity that ties the elements of music together into a single event, is the lack of perspective. And it’s surprisingly easy to lose trackRead the Rest…


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