Duty Calls

Oh I do so love XKCD. While I don’t normally post links to comics, this one makes a great point… one I could stand to learn. So I decided to give it it’s own blog entry.

Duty Calls

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Secondary Subdominants? …and other harmonic devices

I’ve been working on a lot of music lately. Sometimes, ideas and concepts come from unusual places. This time, it came from software.

I was trying out Sibelius, an excellent music notation program. I usually don’t go about writing music in a transcription app, but I was dragging notes around on the staff when ideas came to me, so I went with it.

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Trav’s Diagonal Scale Method (w/examples)

It was recently asked of me by a former student how I play multi-octave scales on the guitar. The answer involves a seven-note scale system I developed about 10 years ago while a in college. With it, I can fly up and down the neck relatively easily. I’m sure someone else on earth – probably many individuals – have the same scale system since it’s based on basic common sense. So, I thought I’d blog it for the rest of the world to enjoy.

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Die, Barney, DIE!!

Here’s a comic I drew in high school. For posterity. I really had a high degree of Barney hate, as you can no doubt tell.

Die Barney Die