IOTL S2-E8: Rearview Mirror

IOTL S2-E8: Rearview Mirror

Remember the Theme Using jazz educator David Bloom’s metaphor, musicians need to look in the rearview mirror and remember the theme if they wish to move forward. But when you look back, you are not just remembering what you played at the beginning of an...
IOTL S2-E7: Planned Chance

IOTL S2-E7: Planned Chance

Planned Chance My intent was to dive into Part 2 of my “End of Melody Episode,“ but by planned chance, I rolled the dice and came up with something completely different. Unplanned, but fated to be this way? Possibly. Almost all improvisation is built upon a kind of...
IOTL S2-E6: The End of Melody, Pt. 1

IOTL S2-E6: The End of Melody, Pt. 1

Melody. As a creative musician, you’re either born with it or not. Or maybe everybody is born with it but some choose to suppress it. Why would anybody do that? Whatever the reason, non-melodic music almost always lacks narrative. This is true whether it’s...