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.
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
“It takes hard work and consistency; a platform does nothing…. unless there’s good reason for it.” ModernMusician.co‘s Colin Thomson joins Christian Howes to discuss social media and business strategies for musicians. Listen below for straight talk on: How to build an audience across social media platforms Key tips for musicians on Instagram Ways to grow revenue Read more about Social Media and Entrepreneurship for Musicians with Colin Thomson – Creative Strings Podcast Ep. 12[…]
At the intersection of story telling, philosophy, education, and old time fiddle music lives Joe McHugh. Through art and story telling, Joe has immersed himself in the mythos of the violin and in this episode, he captured my attention and compelled me to listen! Scroll down to listen! I hope this thought-provoking episode will take you on your own journey.
Listen in with or without your instrument to develop specific practice strategies and gain insights into your own creative musicianship from some of the best improvising string players in today’s young generation: Alex Hargreaves, Mike Barnett, Eli Bishop, and Greg Byers.
-How to practice improvisation
-How to internalize harmony and song forms
-Connections between fiddle styles and jazz
and much more