Sheet Music

Save It For A Rainy Day – 10th Anniversary

»Posted by on May 30, 2015 in Albums, Sheet Music | 0 comments

Save It For A Rainy Day – 10th Anniversary

It has already been 10 years to the month since I produced my first CD – a contemporary music album called Save It for a Rainy Day. Earlier this year I spent a solid two weeks notating sheet music from six of the tracks (something I’ve been wanting to do for a while), and as I announced in March, this solo piano sheet music is now available on Watchfire Music. Tessa and I have had our inspirational music on Watchfire for a couple of years now, and appreciate very much being one of their music artists. I’m glad to revisit these older pieces, make them accessible to other piano players, and add them to our collection on Watchfire. I’m working on my second solo piano album, which will hopefully be released this fall. Tessa and I are also...

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I Released My First Album 10 Years Ago

»Posted by on Mar 13, 2015 in Sheet Music | 0 comments

I Released My First Album 10 Years Ago

It’s hard to believe that it’s been 10 years since I produced Save It for a Rainy Day, my first album. I’ve made great strides in musical ability over the past decade, and it’s fun to listen back to hear where I was back then. What’s more, I’m thrilled to have the album AND sheet music newly available on Watchfire Music. Save It for a Rainy Day Album » Save It for a Rainy Day Piano Sheet Music » You can also find some interesting thoughts there about some of the compositions. For example, the first track was basically an examination of the major 7th chord, which I had just discovered, and Redemption explores the musical effect you get when switching from a minor to a major triad. I’m hoping to spend more time on this...

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Performing at the Mother Church in Boston

»Posted by on Sep 4, 2013 in Music Performances, Music Reflections, Sheet Music | 0 comments

Performing at the Mother Church in Boston

It’s hard to believe that Tessa and I just performed for a service at The Mother Church on Sunday! Just last week I was sitting here at my desk in DC, dreaming up an organ part for a piece I wrote earlier this year: Come To This Fountain. This solo had already been approved for the service, but I was following an inkling that adding organ to the existing piano/vocal arrangement would be pretty powerful. But would it sound good? Could it blend smoothly with my piano accompaniment? Would it support or distract from the solo’s text (Mary Baker Eddy’s Communion Hymn)? Now, a week later, I’m listening to one of the practice recordings that we ran before the service. The Mother Church organist Bryan Ashley was wonderfully open to the idea, even...

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Sheet Music Management – The Digital Solution

»Posted by on Mar 6, 2013 in Jazz Piano, Sheet Music | 1 comment

Sheet Music Management – The Digital Solution

Managing my sheet music has been a struggle ever since I began playing piano regularly at a restaurant in college. In fact, even back when I was taking lessons from my mom, we had tons of photocopies all over the place because most sheet music books wouldn’t lay open without some clothespins and paper clips. We occasionally assembled binders, each photocopy tediously inserted into a plastic sleeve and clipped in. This was my chief method putting together 2-3 hours of piano music for the restaurant. I spent a lot of time at Kinko’s making photocopies (trying to print double-sided to save paper and money), and stuffing the copies into sleeves, then clipping them into binders. Another method I tried was taking the stack of photocopies and having them bound with a...

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