Lesson 6: Letting The Song Lead

This lesson idea actually comes in-part from a conversation with an old friend & former collaborator Andreas Kuepper: I agree re the me-too thing. And confess I have probably indulged in that more than I would’ve liked. Experimenting a bit more atm with how the song wants to be written rather than how I think…

Lesson 5: Sacrificing Your Ego To The Song

Welcome to Lesson 5 of the Artist Development Course. I hope you have followed the first 4 parts so you now have a better sense of who you are, how to pitch, and worked out what the focus of your creativity should be. Even more, I hope you have done the exercises set. Particularly the one…

Lesson 4: Revisiting Your Instrument

Already in this Artist Development course, we have looked at some of the hard-to-do things like work out who you are as an artist, pitch your newly-defined act and get a handle on what makes creativity successful. Yet still, I have deliberately kept you from laying a note down. If you don’t know why you are…

Lesson 3: Developing Skill & Creativity

  You may have wondered why in a Musician’s Artist Development course I haven’t yet touched on anything related to playing a note (or drum sample). Thanks for noticing. There is a reason.   Anyone who knows my writing, knows I talk a lot about the sense of Story in music. That doesn’t mean you…

Route 750 ReFill for Reason

Route 750 describes a blending of the number of patches in the ReFill and a local Bus Route. The number & Google being the only connection as this ReFill has nothing do with busses & trains. A year’s worth of Patch making (independent of albums made). This started as a back to basics Sample & Synthesize…

Lesson 2: Making The Pitch

If you didn’t run screaming from the building after Lesson 1 then welcome back. If you did find defining what makes you unique confronting then maybe this article will help you with that – whilst providing you with a new challenge. Let’s dive in… Oh, this is a long one essentially in two parts, sure I…