IOTL #24: Venting in Two-Part Inventions

IOTL #24: Venting in Two-Part Inventions

Is it possible to make beautiful music with just two intertwining melodies? Bach did. Can I?​ I have a bad habit (for my health, but good for my art) of taking on challenges laid down by the greatest composers of all time. In this case, it’s J.S. Bach, and his...
IOTL Short #5: Just the Piano, Ma’am

IOTL Short #5: Just the Piano, Ma’am

It’s Friday, so in honor of Joe Friday from Dragnet I give you these three unrelated (both to each other and the TV show) improvisations. Back next week with a full episode… I recorded the three improvisations that make up this episode (no talking save for...
IOTL #23: Originality vs. Perfection

IOTL #23: Originality vs. Perfection

You can create nearly perfectly executed music in this world—as long as it’s not original. There are a lot of spectacularly accurate musicians out there—probably more than ever. These are the ones, regardless of genre, who play or sing everything to perfection. The...