A new page has been created under the Blog tab. It's called "The Bulletin Board" and will feature fliers and posters I receive having to do with any of the several bands I am in or used to be in and where they are performing. Those such bands wishing to post to this page, please email me your poster.
I've added a song called "The Only Way To Say Goodbye" on the Cedar Ridge page, and a couple of instrumentals (also performed by Cedar Ridge) to the Banjo and Fiddle pages under the Repertoire tab. I've also added the songs "Walk Softly On This Heart of Mine" to the Mandolin page and "Room At The Top of The Stairs" to the Guitar page in which I played all instruments other than fiddle and bass and which were recorded here at The Sound Mill. Hope you enjoy.
For those of you who tune your own pianos or would otherwise benefit from this information, I've included a helpful pattern I have used for many years when I tune a piano. I tune A=440 (C =543).
It looks as though emusic will come in first this quarter in the high 70th percentile of downloaded albums, songs, streams and ringtones, with itunes following behind for a change. Deezer in France is heading up the audio streams so far this quarter. The two most popular downloads in France are "Naiad" from my Namaste CD and "October Love Song" from my Blue Almonds CD.
The most played on emusic for the Namaste CD are in this order:
Most analytics are not in yet on the Blue Almonds CD
My most sincere thanks to all my Fans. I never imagined when I composed these pieces that they would ever be "ringtones"....too cool!
The text has been tweaked. The tunes have been checked and rechecked for accuracy in notation. A sample book is in hand and I am going through each page as though I was a first-time reader so as to better determine the usability and flow of the book. It is not intended for beginners and presumes a certain amount of banjo talent from the start. The pieces are not abbreviated; they are advanced in every detail including intricate ornamentation such as 1/32 note pull-offs, hammer-ons and slides and even an occasional 1/64 note brush.
The rolls are full with very few pinches. There are up-the-neck breaks, chokes, harmonics, tunes in different tunings such as Drop C, Standard D and Alternate D, G Minor and of course standard G tuning. Even a couple of alternate breaks for banjoists with tuners affixed to their 5-stringers. All fingering and ornamentation is provided right below the banjo tablature. The banjoist need not refer to the music staff above the tab although the music is provided as well.
The book will come in at around 100 pages.
More as the project nears completion.
As I've received several requests lately, the drop down page named "Mail Order" at my "Store" tab now features small-scale sales directly from my studio. I have a supply of Blue Almonds and Namaste CDs available and a few of "The Awakening" computerized CDs, too. Other items are also available in short supply. Check out the page for further info.
Interested Fans can either email me for details on sending US Postal money orders, or may also click on the "Add to Cart" button and purchase through PayPal.