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Music Education Monday: John Abercrombie on jazz guitar improvisation

Music Education Monday: John Abercrombie on jazz guitar improvisation

While guitarist John Abercrombie was in jny: St. Louis last week to lead his quartet in a sold-out performance for the Jazz at Holmes series at Washington University, he and pianist Marc Copland also did an afternoon master class on the Wash U campus. Fortunately for those who missed out, a while back Abercrombie recorded an ...

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An MIT Media Lab For Music Business Students

An MIT Media Lab For Music Business Students

Imagine a lab where college students would be challenged to envision and create the future of music. At any given time, there would be dozens of music-focused research studies, startup ventures, emerging technologies, and innovative projects that students could assist for a single semester or an entire year. Picture a classroom where students would be taught ...

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Music Education Monday: Sound system basics

While sound reinforcement is a complex and changing field even for full-time professionals, every working musician can benefit from a basic knowledge of how sound systems work and how to set up and operate a simple PA (public address) system. So for this week's “Music Education Monday," here are some links to free resources on the ...

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Music Education Monday: Electronic music production tips, plus a keyboard workshop with Richard Tee

Music Education Monday: Electronic music production tips, plus a keyboard workshop with Richard Tee

This week for “Music Education Monday," we've got some new info on electronic music production techniques, and a classic video workshop with a top session keyboardist: Ableton, makers of the popular Ableton Live software used for electronic music production, has put online a good-sized chunk of the new book Making Music: Creative Strategies for Electronic Music ...

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New England Conservatory Faculty Profile: Jason Moran

New England Conservatory Faculty Profile: Jason Moran

“There should be a class simply on application,” Jason Moran emphasizes to his NEC Master Class, explaining that he means a focus on “how to deal with ideas that don’t seem to belong to your discipline.” Moran’s own career as one of the preeminent pianists, composers and bandleaders in jazz might form the core of an ...

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A College Professor Describes How His Student’s Music Listening Habits Have Shifted

A College Professor Describes How His Studentâs Music Listening Habits Have Shifted

According to professor Aram Sinnreich, author of the 2013 book The Piracy Crusade: How the Music Industry’s War on Sharing Destroys Markets and Erodes Civil Liberties, college students have changed significantly in their music listening habits and overall musical tastes over the last decade, in part due to market forces and technological innovations. Ten years ago, undergrads ...

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Music Education Monday: Arranging 101

Jazz may be known as an improvisational art form, but any time more than a couple of jazz musicians get together, there may be some sort of arranging involved, too. So, for this week's “Music Education Monday," we've got links to free online materials that will provide you autodidacts out there with some information on how ...

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New England Conservatory Artist In Residence: Jerry Bergonzi

New England Conservatory Artist In Residence: Jerry Bergonzi

Jerry Bergonzi knows all about the struggles that used to face aspiring jazz musicians. The Boston native withdrew from the liberal arts college he was attending after being continually thrown out of practice rooms “so somebody serious about music” could use the space. The young saxophonist also found that many veterans of the period were not ...

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Music Education Monday: Saxophone master classes with Greg Osby

Music Education Monday: Saxophone master classes with Greg Osby

For this week's “Music Education Monday," we've got some ideas and information for saxophonists in both video and audio form, courtesy of St. Louis native Greg Osby. Osby, now 54 years old, attended Howard University and Berklee. Moving to NYC, in the early years of his career he performed and/or recorded with many jazz greats active ...

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Dominique Eade on Teaching at New England Conservatory

Dominique Eade on Teaching at New England Conservatory

Dominique Eade knows the value of an open-minded teacher first hand. Eade’s creativity had found diverse outlets as a child, including guitar playing (“I was a pretty good finger- picker”) and songwriting, and as an English major at Vassar she would often supplement her assignments with poems and songs. “I was doing music constantly, but was ...


 

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