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After attending Pat Pattison’s seminars at the TAXI Road Rally a few weeks ago, I’ve been much more aware of the stability (or instability) of my songs. In his phrasing class, Pat begins by stating that 7% of communication is words, 35% is tone of voice, and 58% is body language. He then teaches that […]

Mysterious music

Writing music is mysterious. I don’t know where it comes from or how it happens. It’s based upon inspiration at any given moment–what sounds good, feels good, flows good. I think temperature, time of day, weather and mood all play important roles. The temperature makes my piano sound and play a certain way; the same […]