Covering is definitely an internet phenomenon. Video sharing sites such as YouTube and Vimeo, have made it easy to show people your skills on whatever instrument you play without leaving your house. The idea of modifying songs with your instrument seems like a natural thing to do. These are covers. Taking a popular (or not so popular) song, and using your instrument to modify it in some way Take the […]

A few months ago I wrote the post The Four Step Guide to Learning Any Instrument. One of the steps was finding the right teacher. Last week I received this comment on the post. I find that it is a misconception that you need a teacher to learn an instrument. I’m completely self-tought at the piano and have been playing for 14 years. I’m not a prodigy by any means. […]

We all think we know what we mean when we say “music.” But do we really? Most of the time we can listen to something and say whetheror not it is music. No one would argue that Lady Gaga makes music (I don’t care if you like it or not, don’t be a hater). But what about when we get to the boundaries of music? When is it that something […]

If you live in a hole there is a chance you have never heard of Rebecca Black. Actually, not really. If you have not heard of Rebbeca Black, I don’t want you to feel bad. Most people know here as the teenage “sensation” that sang the “hit” song Friday. Quotation marks are there for a reason. Friday was hated by many and loved by very few. Some people have gone […]

First things first, why is Lloyd spelled with two Ls? Sometimes, I just need to write about how much I love a guy’s music. I figure this being only my second time doing this in around 4 months, I’m doing pretty good. This will be a short post however, I am kind of pressed for time. I wish I had more. What sparked me to write this post? A movie. […]

Yes, this post is a little abnormal, but normality is boring. I’m stoked. Excited. For tomorrow is the day. THE DAY. Don’t know what “The Day” is? Let me educate you. Don’t feel bad for not knowing, I don’t blame you one bit. Once upon a time there was a 20 year old who worked loading trucks at a Coke factory. Unfortunately, this guy was an insomniac and had lots […]

Teaching music is not my main purpose. I want to make good citizens. If children hear fine music from the day of their birth and learn to play it, they develop sensitivity, discipline and endurance. They get a beautiful heart.” —Shinichi Suzuki What an incredibly wonderful idea. The Suzuki method is a technique for teaching and learning music that has gotten much attention over the past several years. People like […]

You know, I’m a bit of an Apple enthusiast. I try to learn about every new product announcement as it is happening, I own a iPod touch, wish I had a Mac, and use iTunes excessively. Needless to say, when Apple made their keynote presentation on Monday to kick of the annual World Wide Developers Conference, I was paying close attention. And what we heard was quite something. The banner […]

So you may be wondering to yourself “What does this guy listen to? I mean, he tells us everything about music, but what does he actually like?” Well, I’m here to help you out with that. No, I’m not telling you my favorite artist, I’m going to let you find out for yourself! I listen to quite a bit of music. So much, in fact that even I can’t keep […]

On my iTunes and iPod, I have a playlist of my personal favorite songs. It currently contains 52 songs from artists such as Switchfoot, U2, Newsboys, Coldplay and Owl City. For most of these songs, I know ever single lyric. The Coldplay songs being the biggest exception. Not only this, but this favorites playlists only covers a relatively small number of the songs I could sing most of. What I […]