Getting back into it.

The New Normal Well, we are all starting to see the early signs of lockdown lifting and embracing the ‘the new normal’ of this corona virus pandemic. I’m sure, if you’re like me, one of the things that you’ve missed most is live music, especially during these warm and pleasant summer evenings – and haven’t…

How to deal with Exam Nerves

  Why have exam nerves?   Nerves are a natural emotion when going into any new situation, you won’t know the person, examiner in this case, or be familiar with the environment or know the protocol. Any exam is an un-natural environment, they are often not representative of the real world use of whatever it is…

What Makes a Good Arrangement?

Recently I was asked to construct a backing track for a cover of the song ‘Greatest Day’ by for a well known boy/man band. All I had to do was replicate the arrangement with the parts of each instrument, easy you might thing, until you actually listen to the song, not just listen, but analyse…