Posts Tagged "digital 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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Automated Jazz Band App

»Posted by on Feb 21, 2014 in Jazz Piano | 0 comments

Automated Jazz Band App

I’ve always had a hard time practicing rootless voicings in my left hand. I have no problem playing them with my right hand, but when playing with a bassist the pianist is supposed to play them with his/her left. The difficulty in practicing these voicings is that because they sound very different (dare I say ‘wrong’ to the untrained ear) without a bass note! I tried crossing my hands and playing the bass with my right hand, but that was no good. I was looking into hiring a bassist to practice with me when I learned about the iRealPro app, which basically changed my life. Not only does it have thousands of charts that you can download for free (in the forum), but you can put together your own arrangements right on your phone or tablet. Best of...

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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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