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August 2008 Blog Posts (5)

"Creative" quantity vs. quality.... is it just a phase, or.... ?

I've been struggling with my place in the creative world of late, and have been reflecting on the following:

"Maybe one day soon, when technology makes everyone sound good, sounding good won't be what matters anymore."

- Conor "Freff" Cochran, from his column in Keyboard Magazine, late 1980's

"I'm fascinated by the almost fetish and addictive need to communicate aurally and visually; witness the decline in the quality of communication in favor of… Continue

Added by Scott W. Hallgren on August 25, 2008 at 1:00pm — 3 Comments

My first Piano solo video!

Hi all.
I've just uploaded my first video "Open sea", a Piano solo improvisation with some seahorses filmed during my holidays... I hope you like it, if you want to take a look.
Thank you!!
Corrado :)

Added by Corrado Rossi on August 14, 2008 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Two new tracks

I have added two new tracks to my music player. These are both orchestral, and written as part of an assignment for my course. The brief related to a computer game. "Trogmystique" is an ambient piece that progresses half way through to a slightly more tense and ominous feel. "Night and Fray" is a no-holds-barred battle scene.

It's been fun creating some big orchestral sounds for a change, and I'm quite relieved to discover that my setup is capable of doing this (only just - I had to… Continue

Added by Mike Torr on August 12, 2008 at 6:00am — 3 Comments


Last Tuesday was my first ever public performance. It took place during the National Night Out hosted by my church - Trinity Lutheran Church, Menasha, Wisconsin.

I was scheduled to perform between the hours of 4:30 - 8:00 pm, so I set up a schedule to sing three songs each half hour. This amounted to about two hours of singing in all.

To begin with, I sang the album in order, three songs at a time. It's amazing how much…


Added by Steven S. Billings on August 11, 2008 at 3:55pm — No Comments

Real World Setup Tips for Stratocasters

In my 18+ years of playing Fender Strats, I've come to know a few real world solutions for fixing some annoying basic setup problems that I would like to share with anyone who might be facing similar issues and scratching their heads about it. The beauty of the Fender Stratocaster is that one of Leo Fender's foremost considerations in it's prototype design in early 1954 was that it be easily serviceable, and it remains so to this day. You can't say that about a lot of other modern versions of… Continue

Added by Robert Throckmorton on August 7, 2008 at 12:30pm — 11 Comments

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