It’s hard for me to believe, but CaseTunes.com has been up and running for 3 months already! Now for some of you, you’re probably thinking, “what’s the big deal? It’s only 3 months!”
Let me tell you, for me to be consistent with this is a rather large victory for me. Now to work on the next 3 months!
I’m encouraged by the fact that some of you keep coming back. As I learn how to write on topics that are helpful, you patiently wade through each post, occasionally commenting on your experiences. Let me encourage you as well- I love to keep the conversations going about music, so comment often!
I’m also encouraged by the growing list of folks who subscribe to this blog via email. Instead of having to find me every few days, my posts come right to their email inboxes on Monday and Thursday mornings. If you are interested in subscribing (and your email address will never be shared by CaseTunes with anyone), so that you can enjoy the posts with your morning cup of coffee along with your other email, just click on the “Subscribe” box in the column on the right. You’ll be taken through a double verification process by MailChimp (the service I use), so that everyone knows you’re a real person and not a spam-bot or some other internet weirdness.
Some Posts You May Remember
Since the end of June, we’ve covered a lot of ground. I’ve included some links here in case you missed a post or two. We talked about what Next-Step Musicianship is and why it’s important to figure out for yourself. We talked about the need to get clear on the fundamentals of music so that you can express exactly the sorts of moods or emotions you’re after, and so the listener will hear your music and really get it.
We talked over the difference between traditional and improvisational processes of making music, how to control your schedule enough to find the time to practice, and how to handle your nerves before a lesson or a performance.
We listened for different intervals and chords, looked at principles for creating a set list that would work well, and even talked over how to treat your fans when you make it big (as well as while you’re on your way up).
And we went through the first 4 parts of a mini-course on how to sing harmony, with much more to come.
Some of my posts are specifically geared toward the church worship musician, how to handle various issues and skills that will be necessary. And I even included the song I wrote for the love of my life, my wife Sue.
And there were other topics. It’s been a good three months.
We’re Just Getting Started…
I am excited about the future and so many other topics to share with you about music and musicianship. Teaching music, composing and performing have been such a huge part of my life that this seems to be a logical extension.
But a two-way conversation is always more profitable than a one-way diatribe, uh…, monologue, so I would really like to hear from you, too!
If there are brick walls you’re hitting with your own music and want some advice on how to deal with them, or if you’re looking for inspiration or training in any musical area, please let me know how I can help.
Please leave your comment below, or email me at [email protected].
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