Archive for the ‘Music’ Category

It’s good to be regular…

Well, playing regular(ly) that is.

May 24, 2010 · kengon · No Comments
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Back on the wagon…

Well, I had a fun time tonight! Haven’t had a lot of those lately, as I’ve been working my tail off. And this involved playing music!! Which was a double treat.

April 15, 2010 · kengon · No Comments
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Chord Substitutions – Part 1

In case you’re wondering, I am not going “soft” and getting away from talking about Ear Training and Improvisation. Not even close! As it turns out, this is an area where we want to spend a little time, as there’s an interesting intersect point from these topics with Chord Substitutions.

November 28, 2009 · kengon · No Comments
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“Sing, Sing A Song…”

Remember that song? Oh, you don’t… sorry. Well, anyway, this post isn’t about singing (per se). More about improvisational skills and ear training. Seem to be my two favorite topics these days, eh?

November 24, 2009 · kengon · No Comments
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Fun With Chromatics!

Well, I find myself again apologizing. I have a real good excuse this time — I’ve been in Hawaii on vacation. Yes, it’s a tough job, but I find that I’m qualified to do it. Had a great time, now I’m getting my head back in the game of playing, working, etc. We’ve been talking […]

November 11, 2009 · kengon · No Comments
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So Much For Riveting Riffs…

Looks like my writing “career” for Riveting Riffs was a short one. Austin Powers once said (in “The Spy Who Shagged Me”) “Fook Mi, that was fast!”. Indeed, I think I can say the same now, only for a slightly different reason. Got the word via e-mail that I’ve been “dropped from the team” because […]

November 2, 2009 · kengon · No Comments
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Writing for Riveting Riffs

All, Just wanted to give a heads up that I am now writing some content for an online music publication called Riveting Riffs. This publication crosses genres and covers a lot of different ground. I recently completed a review of “Fortuna” which is the latest release from guitarist Roni Ben-Hur. Here is the link: […]

October 27, 2009 · kengon · No Comments
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More on Ear Training – Thoughts on Relative Pitch for the iPhone

All, OK. I’ve now had a chance to play with the iPhone application “Relative Pitch”. I cannot say that I’ve gone through the entire app, but I’ve gone through most of it and done enough work to give an informed, unbiased report back to you.

October 24, 2009 · kengon · 2 Comments
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On Ear Training…

Hi Gang, Sorry to be away for so long, but it’s been a busy time for me. More on that to follow. A few weeks ago, the cell phone I’ve had since 2004 started to just fall apart on me (Nokia 6820). Was a great phone and I hated the thought of giving it up. […]

October 14, 2009 · kengon · 2 Comments
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Improvisation and Leadership

As I write this, I’m completing my final preparatory activities to lead a program called Essence of Leadership (offered by Contegrity Program Designs) coming up this next weekend. The prep work for this isn’t about reading books on theories of leadership, studying or other academics — it’s really about leading. I’ve also been thinking about […]

September 13, 2009 · kengon · No Comments
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