Practice Is More Than Drudgery in Isolation

Western music education often perpetuates a narrow and unbalanced view of...


Thematic Improvisation Playlist

Thematic improvisation is the process of embellishing, developing, changing,...


Flow Presentation at CWU

I recently put together a presentation about the inner experience of a musical...


What Should You Think About While Improvising?

Playing what your hear? The chord changes? The melody? Listening to the band?...


The Dabbler, the Obsessive, the Hacker, and the Master

Are you on the master's journey, or are you dabbling, obsessing, or hacking your...


Creativity Triggers for Musicians is Here!

Download a free digital copy of my new book Creativity Triggers for Musicians....


Essential for Practice, Kryptonite for Performance

Self-evaluation is indispensable for making progress, but constant...


Unused Creativity Doesn't Disappear

Gearing up to release my new eBook, Creativity Triggers for Musicians. Below is...


Does Too Much Shedding Dampen Creativity?

Q&A article this week. If you have any questions, write me at...


More Information Isn't the Answer

I know many musicians struggle with a common problem—they have a vision of...