On modes: modal backing tracks for the modes of C major

Learning modes When learning any new musical concept I like to “explore” the possible sounds seemingly ad infinitum until they become part of my musical vocabulary. Until I can’t help…

Five ways to make your practice routine more effective.

1. Make a routine. Don’t just practice “whatever” or prepare for gigs. This can be part of your practice routine but also come up with some skills to learn or…

8 Informative & Inspiring Podcasts for Musicians

As a musician living in the Dallas – Fort Worth area I sometimes practically live in my car. Traveling throughout the metroplex between gigs and teaching takes up a large…