November 12, 2017

As long as I have enough time outside of my day job, I'm trying to put together (arrange) more music to perform live, but I'm heading in two directions.

Not too many folks outside of pro musicians and avid music hobbyists are aware of what modern keyboards do, or actual...

September 11, 2017


Spring has sprung and fall has fell (to misquote Ogden Nash).

Mark is now expanding his solo work and has had time to post some recorded samples of tunes he likes to play.

The tunes can be heard right here (link).

For right now,they were all recorded directly fr...

January 3, 2016

We talk about "progressions" mostly because they provide a pattern to a song and how to figure out the rest of the song so that everyone can play or sing along, especially if you're in a band trying to learn a tune for an upcoming gig, or if you're just an individual m...

December 14, 2015

This is the beginning of a series that I hope to keep going, that is, where a lot of popular rock tunes come from and how they get their sound.


I'm not going into explicit music theory and I'm making the level of this "education" somewhere between "can play music and u...

December 13, 2015

It's a Sunday, and I'm actually doing other things today, but just wanted to give a re-cap of what's going on:



Over here in Paragon, I've got to learn (or at least really practice it instead of "winging it") a few tunes for our December 19 show at The Adrian Eagles....

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