In the first of a two part interview, I sat down with my former colleague at the Berklee College of Music, Mark Simos, to discuss the strategies featured in his book Songwriting Strategies: A 360-Degree Approach.
“Anatomy of a Groove” is an abbreviated case study that looks at many approaches to mastering a simple two-chord vamp. It’s a glimpse into the curriculum that Creative Strings continues to develop through literature, instructional videos, outreach programming, podcasts, and much more.
The first time I used an electric violin, 28 years ago, the motivation was clear to me: I needed to be heard over the drummer and achieve an overdriven tone to mimic guitar heroes like Jimi Hendrix. Over time I discovered that the sound of rock and roll wasn’t all I was after. Rather, regardless[…]
Characteristics of violinists and the violin community
Bridging the gap and finding common ground between beginners, teachers, elite players…
Things that are working in the business of classical music
Enter your email below to receive the chart for “Postlude” and the download will automatically begin when you submit your email. “Postlude” is a composition for unaccompanied violin included in my newest release on Resonance Records, American Spirit. You can listen to the piece below and download the sheet music for free. Leave your email below to[…]