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New App: Introducing kids to improvisation

Posted by in articles | October 20, 2019
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A few years ago, I had an idea for a story about a quirky, out of the box thinking kid who likes to do things in his own original way. He loves to play music, dance, build, bake and paint, but puts a personal stamp on everything he does. When he hears distant sounds of […]

Individuation Quartet new videos!

Posted by in articles | September 40, 2018
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  Check out Michael Eaton’s Individuation quartet live videos at iBeam in Brooklyn!     Michael Eaton – Sax/Composition Brad Whiteley – Piano Daniel Ori – Bass Shareef Taher – Drums Videos by Dana Morgan (Dana_Mo Instagram) Editing by Nori Kikuta  

New Soulfarm song “Dreamin’ of You”

Posted by in articles | August 34, 2018
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Here’s a fun new song called “Dreamin’ of You” we recorded a short while ago!  

“Najara” – Epichorus Ensemble is out

Posted by in articles | February 16, 2018
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I’m excited to share the release of Epichorus Ensemble’s second album, NAJARA, on Sawdust Records. This band plays Indo-Arabic roots music – contemporary music inspired by the old sounds. It’s an eclectic group of amazing NYC based musicians.I’m happy to be a part of this project and highly recommend checking out the music. Here’s a […]

Transcription for Balkan Traditional tune

Posted by in articles | February 38, 2017
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  Here’s a transcription of a traditional Macedonian wedding tune called Zhensko Kichevsko. This is the arrangement that Tavche Gravche plays. We changed some things around, mainly the harmony and some of the groove. But for the most part, this is the original melody. Zhensko_Kichevsko Also, here’s a link to us playing this specific arrangement, […]

Taking on a new instrument

Posted by in articles | June 19, 2016
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I’ve been looking to get my hands on a gimbri/guembri for years now, and recently I’ve finally managed to get one. The Gimbri, or Sintir, is a Moroccan Gnawa bass like instrument. It’s actually somewhere between a banjo and a bass. It has three strings: D, another D one octave above (used as a drone) […]

Practice your instrument – How to organize and focus your practice sessions?

Posted by in articles | September 39, 2015

All musicians know that practice is essential for improving and mastering their instrument. Practice is our time to perfect playing without any distractions. When we finally do sit down to practice though, how do we utilize our time? What constitutes a “good” practice session? What do we work on and for how long?

SoundCloud, Bandcamp or ReverbNation…

Posted by in articles | May 13, 2015

With so many platforms out there these days (facebook pages, bandcamp, reverbnation etc…), I’ve been finding it hard to decide what the best one would be for my electric trio, Mindset. I have a personal website and Facebook page, and am not interested in creating more work for myself by managing a separate site etc.. […]

5 ways to create a successful Kickstarter project for music

Posted by in articles | March 48, 2012

It has now been a year since I started a Kickstarter fundraising campaign for my second album, Emuna. Im very grateful that the campaign was successful, raising over  $5700  from 103 backers, and the album is finished and ready. With this said, it  was definitely not easy to reach our goal, and without a ton […]