Why are Musicians so Attached to Their Instruments?

Back in 1978 when I was just five years old, my trusty Gemeinhardt M2 flute left the manufacturing facility in Elkhart, Indiana and went out into the world. It eventually made its way to Ohio, where my parents found it in a second hand shop and bought it for me. I had [...]

Creativity in Columbus, Ohio

Columbus is a wonderful city for Creatives. While there are many creativity and art-based events, products and services already being offered, the city itself as well as many aspects of the music and art scene are still in a growth phase. In a sense, we are all doulas, assisting in the birth [...]

Is Your Posture Blocking Your Creativity?

Many of us spend long hours at a computer or other workstation for our creative work or play. What we don't realize is that the mental state and physical posture we tend to assume at the computer can actually hinder our creativity. Sitting in a slumped position with the neck extended and [...]

The Multi-Dimensional Magic of Music

Like a human being, music is so much more than its physical attributes. In its written form, it is linear – spatially oriented and metered in time, formatted for reading on pages we can see, touch and turn. And yet, the mystical appeal and true essence of music are far beyond this [...]

Sour Echoes: The Philosophy of Reverb

Life is a concert hall and we are the singers. Whether we are actually trained vocalists or not, each of us embodies a unique song, and we are charged with standing on the stage of the concert hall of life and singing it, no matter how much noise is around us. Unfortunately, [...]

Does Using Hooks in Your Music Make You a Sell Out?

The most ubiquitous feature of the overly-processed, plastic pop music that dominates radio today would have to be the hook. Not only must the main chorus quickly grab the listener, but now you need hook-y ad libs in the intro, hook-laden verses, and a hookish bridge to boot or else, well, people [...]

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