Hello and welcome to the Music area of the site. It includes performances by yours truly over many decades, from 60’s Folk with the Coachmen, New Orleans Trad with the Cake Walking Babies all the way to 2020’s Jazz. You’ll also find Lead Sheets, Backing Tracks, various ephemera and my Fare Thee well Playlist on Spotify. If you have any enquiries or requests then please email, I may not reply ‘pronto’, I’m more of a ‘legato’ person.

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Here are the latest Music Posts

  • A Good Way to Internalise Music
    A Good Way to Internalise Music If you wish to play your instrument and make music more naturally and fluently then please invest 30 minutes of your life watching the video below by Dan Bennett about his concept of ‘Water Pianism’.  He gives a masterclass about the Water Pianism approach to internalising music and learning … Read more
  • Bass Playing with Better Timing
    Here are some tips for better timekeeping on gigs: Always Remember Your FunctionAs the bass player we have 3 main functions – to provide the harmonic anchor to the chord form of the tune/song – to provide the timing/groove reference and cues for the band whilst complementing the drummer – to provide a natural continuity … Read more
  • Getting a Good Double Bass Sound
    This Post is really aimed at people just starting out with the Double Bass. It could also be used by more experienced players for ideas on practicing, with the aim of improving the sound and projection on your bass. You might also like to download the Double Bass String Survival Guide from D’Addario, there is … Read more
  • Music : Rhythm the crucial ‘and’
    Here my friends is a 40 minute video which is well worth watching. It’s all about rhythm and syncopation, more important is it a Master Class given by Barry Harris. He was a veteran of the jazz world who spent his later years touring the worlds Music Schools with the aim of passing on his … Read more
  • Music : An Album by the Coachmen uploaded
    The first and last album by the Coachmen was called “When The Peace Has Come” In the mid 1960’s when this album was written and produced there was a great awareness of all things natural and ecological – it was the time of the Flower Power movement. So if you listen to the lyrics of … Read more

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