whoever is producing the record has to be the song’s best friend surround yourself with collaborators who don’t make a hissy fit if you disagree. listen to every vocal take as […]

fred: i hate bach judy: bach is a genius randy: i’m trying to eat dinner. why are you fighting? judy: we’re not fighting he’s bragging about being stupid. fred: bach […]

student: here’s my cd.    instructor: thanks but maybe you should give it to someone else.   student: won’t you take it?   instructor: you can leave it but no […]

piano student: how do you make a B part? me: you just do something else but vary it from the A part. piano student: how do you do that? me: […]

Dylan's 77th Birthday

I was asked to play 3 songs Wednesday May 24th at Hugh’s room – a show of artists each picking 3 Bob Dylan songs to play. Thought I would do […]

In The Usual Suspects Benicio Del Torro apparently tried to have an accent that couldn’t be easily placed. That’s the same goal many musicians have in their playing to sound […]

Practice Technique

When I was a teenager I played hours on the piano and my father would come home from work and watch tv lying on the couch nearby and turn up […]