|Posted on January 16, 2016 at 9:20 AM||comments (0)|
At the $4 pledge level on my Patreon page, I use my Facebook page (700+ likes), Google Plus profile (400+ followers), Twitter account (2,500+ followers), and my award-winning Music Education Blog to help promote a fellow Patreon creator's creation.
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|Posted on September 6, 2015 at 12:50 AM||comments (0)|
I occasionally get commissions to write a cappella arrangements. All of my arrangement commissions are licensed for online streaming to make them in compliance with US Copyright code, and often the group requesting the arrangement will send me a recording of their group performin...Read Full Post »
|Posted on May 1, 2015 at 9:55 AM||comments (0)|
The Drifters' influence on American vocal music can not be discounted. With songs like "Stand By Me", "On Broadway," and "Up On The Roof", Ben E. King and The Drifters have become a paragon of doo wop music and artists that have influenced generations of doo wop and contemporary a cappella singers.
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|Posted on May 1, 2015 at 9:05 AM||comments (0)|
One of the main positives of the modern internet is crowdfunding. It is now possible for anyone with an internet connection and a few basic resources to get assistance from others for reaching financial, personal, and organizational goals. If you are a regular reader of my blog, ...Read Full Post »
|Posted on April 24, 2015 at 12:35 AM||comments (0)|
Here's another a cappella multi-track version of my latest arrangement commission. This is an SSAA arrangement commissioned in March 2015. My music production skills are completely self-taught, so all of the recording, editing, and mixing is by trial and error.
This is definitely one of my better effo...Read Full Post »
|Posted on April 13, 2015 at 7:20 PM||comments (0)|
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This slideshow video accompanies my latest home recording endeavor. I was commissioned to write this mashup for a high school a cappella group and thought it was a good candidate to try to multi-track record. I have learned a lot more about music prod...Read Full Post »
|Posted on April 9, 2015 at 8:10 AM||comments (0)|
image: Tom with WCU High Street Harmonix
Despite a necessary 10-year hiatus, I have been and continue to be involved with the thriving genre of contemporary a cappella music that has gained much traction over the last five years. What we consider to be contemporary a cappella has its roo...Read Full Post »
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|Posted on January 21, 2015 at 9:00 AM||comments (0)|
After my good friend Shawn Pearce closed the door on Value Vocals in 2014, I found myself in a bit of a quandary. As a staff arranger for Value Vocals, I had really enjoyed getting arrangement jobs from Shawn and getting paid to do something I enjoy. With all of the other things I do, however, I simply don't have time to open the doo...Read Full Post »