Performance tip: On jazz and keys
If youre a jazz player who sometimes has trouble keeping track of keys,
you're not alone. Warren Sirota reminds you why those keys are they way they are
Feature: Hero of the Pickup Bands
"One day last March, I was working in my studio when the phone rang. A
womans voice said, Hi, Im Pam, and I loved the nylon-string guitar that
you played at my friend's party last month. Im putting together a salsa/rock dance
band called Pachanga! for a couple of Cinco de Mayo gigs, and I wonder if
youd like to play in that, and also do a few of the same tunes in a smaller group at
a benefit in two weeks."
Thus begins a saga of lust and betrayal, of violence and passion, of recording,
practice and transcription in all its guts and glory. Its a good read, and it really
shows the ways that SlowGold can be used in everyday practice to solve the problems
that ordinary practicing and performing musicians face.
Review: Earmaster 2.0
This is a neat and inexpensive program that you can demo for free. What more do
you need to know?
The Things They Say
SlowGold and the Woodshed are getting some notice in the press! The July/August
issue of Music & Computers contains review of SlowGold and 5 other personal
music empowerment tools, and Keyboard contains complementary notices about both
SlowGold and Halves/Not Halves. Check 'em out if you get a chance!
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