I made some music using modes of the harmonic series
29 May 2023 | 2:40 pm

It’s a cliche to say that the harmonic series is the basis of all of music. It is true that the first five harmonics are the basis of Western tuning. The first seven harmonics are a likely basis for the blues. You don’t tend to hear much music based on the higher harmonics, but they […]

The final day of the Song Factory course
22 May 2023 | 5:53 pm

Last week we brought my first New School Song Factory class to its conclusion. I have taught songwriting many times before, but it was always as a means to learning something else: music theory, production, progressive pedagogical methods. This was my first opportunity to teach songwriting for the sake of songwriting. The final session ended […]

As The World Falls Down
18 May 2023 | 12:04 am

As kids, my siblings and I watched Labyrinth about eight billion times. It has been super gratifying that my own children love the movie too. Together with their separate David Bowie fandom, that has put “As The World Falls Down” into heavy rotation lately. When I was a kid, I didn’t especially love this song, […]

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