Archive for August 2013

GROOVE, STORY, NOTES

Groove, story, notes … groOve, stoRy, NoTes … GRoovE, StorY, NoTEs …gROOve, StORy, NoTEs. Groove first – that’s most important in building a song. In his book titled, “The Music Lesson” multiple Grammy Award winning bassist Victor Wooten outlines, “You should find the groove before you start playing.  It doesn’t matter whether you know the…

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TWENTY FEET FROM STARDOM

The name of the film: “Twenty Feet From Stardom”.  Brilliant! It’s hyped as “the unsung heroes behind the greatest music of our time”.  Music executive Gil Friesen, introduces us to backup singers Darlene Love, Judith Hill, Merry Clayton, Lisa Fischer, Tata Vega and other greats who inspire the making of the film. It’s a great…

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MUSIC MENTORING FOR YOUTH

“He was mentor, guide and inspiration to more young people than will ever be known.”  That’s what many knew to be true. In a St. Catharines newspaper tribute to the man, a writer noted, “He was one of the most unusual, intelligent and gifted men I have ever know, a real character and an individualist…

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