This post is part one of a two part blog. To read part two, click here. On January 15th, I posted an article outlining a method of practice that I was following that incorporated progression principles of powerlifting (say that three times fast..) on my blog. If you haven’t had a chance to see that, […]

Listen on – iTunes Spotify Google Play Buzzsprout For this episode, I was trying to think of a way to connect my podcast with something we were playing with the Alabama Symphony Orchestra. I had some ideas about episode related to the Beethoven cycle, as well as our Disney show we did last weekend, but […]

Listen on – iTunes Spotify Google Play Buzzsprout When I was thinking of freelancers that I knew that would make a great episode for my “Freeway Philharmonic” series, Dean Haist was one of the first names that came to mind. Being from Lincoln, NE, I’ve known Dean for almost my entire musical career. I did […]

(Jim and his husband Troy) Listen on – iTunes Spotify Google Play Buzzsprout When a person comes up with an idea for anything, for it to succeed, they have to believe in it even if other people can’t see it or don’t believe it. There are countless stories of successful people who didn’t give up […]

  A couple of years ago I was watching a video game streamer play video games on YouTube, and I thought to myself, “This is amazing. He’s doing something he loves and he’s built a community that supports him”. Then I thought “I wonder what applications live streaming would have for musicians?” Because streams often […]

This edition of winning the job features both Jeff Strong and Tyler Lindsay. Jeff recently won the third trumpet audition with the Los Angeles Philharmonic and Tyler won a position with the Presidents Own Marine band. Congratulations to both of them! I’ve known Jeff for a couple of years now. I first met him at […]

My second conversation for “That’s Not Spit, It’s Condensation” was with Kevin Fitzgerald. Kevin is the assistant conductor of the Alabama Symphony Orchestra and music director of the Alabama Youth Symphony Orchestra. This was such a fun conversation to have. Kevin is a really positive and uplifting guy. I didn’t know him very well, as […]

For this example, I chose the Ballerinas Dance from Petrouchka. If its your first time going through this template, I might recommend trying it as is, so you get an idea of what works, and how you might adjust it for your own playing. Ultimately, the important part is that we approach learning in three […]

Listen on – iTunes Spotify Google Play Buzzsprout The music from the second episode of my podcast “Powerlifting and Music: What They Have In Common” comes from the band Empire Springs. The song is called “The Echoes”, and it’s from the album of the same name. It’s a 5 song EP they recorded in 2017. […]