Tag Archives: Creativity

When Blog Turns To Vlog

In these times of isolation an on-line presence is now expected of teachers, musicians, artists… Continue reading

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Beware the free online shop, goodbye Sellfy

When you are composing music and consider the self-publishing route beware the shopping with a regular monthly outlay sites unless you are going to be assured of selling 30 or 40 items of music per month. A brief history: My … Continue reading

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The Art Of Orchestration In The 21st Century

To be able to facilitate the experience of playing music where there is a connection between composer and performer is very satisfying Continue reading

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On My Trolley

Using the Music (or Percussion) Trolley in Schools Teaching at a number of schools in different areas of the North of England has given me an insight into the use of the trolley of instruments. This resource is often to … Continue reading

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The composing of Rotherham’s Pioneers the musical

I am encouraged by the amount of composition that was created during the visits and would like to continue with the concept in other areas of the country Continue reading

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I like to compose standing up

During the past month I have been working on a couple of commissions for percussion ensemble. One brief was for five players using a limited number of instruments with an idea of the performance experience of each percussionist specified. I … Continue reading

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Introductions and links

In recent weeks I have made more connections around the world through various channels and for those new acquaintances, as well as for the benefit of more established colleagues, hello and this is what I’m up to. If you read … Continue reading

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Happy blogday

The blogging journey started almost two years ago. At that time I could only see a desolate landscape of desert and mountains that had to be traversed and as to the light at the end of the tunnel? I had … Continue reading

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The cash comparison

All the elements of the world premiere of Deranged Drums on Digital Vistas were paid for by the audience that attended the concert or will use the recorded music. The contributions were processed through Indiegogo which is a crowd funding … Continue reading

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A change of…

anything can help with creativity, for me travelling, visiting and experiencing different situations inspires many ideas. Intermittent blogs at the moment as I am visiting different parts of England and only a short hello today as there is so much … Continue reading

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