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Rules? What rules?

Ever had a teacher who told you there was a “right” way to do something? well prepare to have all rules of playing an instrument thrown out the window! 10 years ago we might never have gotten to see something as hip as this direct from the source, but thanks to the “tube” it’s coming …
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Talk To Me!

So who out there is aspiring to make a living in the music industry? I know I am, and I’m pretty sure I can’t be the only one… I mean I’m flattered that you would read my blog and listen to my music just out of enjoyment and perhaps quirky habit, but I have to …
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Time Feel!

Just had to post this! one of my favorite bass players drummers in the world. The combination of Meshell and Sean Rickman is something really special for me. Check out the openness of the kick drum, and the incredible feel of groove. Simplicity breathing space and musicality, and a rhythmic concept that is totally unique. …
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Ever Felt Like A Complete Beginner?

Even though you might have been playing for a while? well I’ve been playing for *cough* 16 years or so… and last week I felt like a complete beginner onstage. I was down in Mexico to play a festival with Randy Brecker and was really psyched for the gig. I love playing with Randy’s band, …
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Fan mail – The good, the bad, and the ugly…

So reaction, response, and fan mail to what I do comes in many varying forms. For the most part I’m very happy to report that it’s very positive, and that I consider myself incredibly lucky to have the followers/fans//subscribers etc etc that I do. It’s an amazing relationship that I learn a lot from on …
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Fans Are Important!

And in celebration of how important fans are to me I’ve made something available for free today! It’s just over a year since “The Space In Between” was released, and to celebrate that and all the amazing fans I have, I opened up my bandcamp page to give the album away for free. Now you …
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No One Is Tone Deaf!

It’s something my mother once thought I was… and things seemed to turn out okay for me in a musical sense I think. Not that my singing is any good, it’s actually terrible. But the video below really highlights how no one is tone deaf, and it’s given me pause for thought in a big …
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Nurturing Creativity

Quite how we accomplish this mammoth task of nurturing those around us, and encouraging their creativity is a subject I take pretty seriously. And while researching some things online for my new book I came across this rather wonderful TED talk by sir Ken Robinson. He’s not only right on the mark with what he …
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Learning By Immersion

It’s a fascinating subject, and one that not only relates to the most basic form of human linguistic communication, but also directly to music as well. Tony Robbins has some very eloquent ways of putting forth some of these concepts and I highly recommend you check out the video below of his TED talk back …
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