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The Interstellar soundtrack is perfect. So, I remade it.
The soundtrack to Interstellar, by Hans Zimmer is a masterpiece of film scoring. For this weeks challenge, I wrote my soundtrack for the movie, inspired by the original.
THE BEATLES wrote the PERFECT rhythm
Here Comes The Sun, written by George Harrison for The Beatles for the Abbey Road album has an unusual time signature in the chorus.
Did Cat Steven's STEAL the intro? (Morning has Broken)
This is the story of how Rick Wakeman created the legendary piano introduction for Cat Stevens recording of Morning Has Broken.
We'll break down the song harmonically, and share the story of how a young Rick Wakeman was taken advantage of by the label.
How Jazz Works: Creating Solo Phrases
In this video we break down my approach for creating jazz solo lines using rhythmic and melodic exercises.
How Jazz Works: George Shearing Block Chords
In this video we breakdown George Shearing's iconic block chord style, put them into practice, and apply to Lullaby of Birdland.
Jazz Standard Breakdown: I Should Care
Let's breakdown and analyze the classic jazz standard _I Should Care_, by Alex Stordahl
Jazz musician attempts to make LoFi study beats
Today I challenged myself to make LoFi jazz for the first time. I believe we become better musicians when we learn to play all types of music.
How Jazz Works: The Tritone Substitution
Are these two chords the same? They are, and they aren't... lets dive deep into the music theory behind the tritone substitution.
How Jazz Works: The Super Mario Cadence
The online music theory community likes to call the b6-b7-1 cadence the “Mario Cadence.” But the reality is that it goes so much deeper than video game music, from 80’s heartthrob rock to the national anthem.
Jacob Collier’s Unusual Key Change (Fix You)
In the final bars of Fix You, Jacob Collier unexpectedly modulates from the key of E major to Db using a common tone modulation. But, how does this work?
America The Beautiful - Jazz pianist deconstructs Ray Charles
Let's deconstruct Ray Charles' masterful arrangement of America the Beautiful to understand the history and harmony behind this great song, and how Ray uses music to inspire us to come together for a better America.
I took the Mii Channel theme to a jazz club
I arranged the Nintendo Mii Channel theme for jazz trio, and added a son-montuno section to improvise over.