All Hail Apple

Today’s entry documents my complete submersion into Apple culture. No doubt my father-in-law is yelling down from above, “I told you so!”

This blog was started on my iPad while on a break at a gig, finished on my iMac, and had a final review on my iPhone while at another gig. Here is how Apple has made my music life easier.

Practice Log App, tuner, metronome, calendar, email and contacts, mileage log, time tracker and of course recorded music always with me.

All of my sheet music is now on the iPad. I don’t carry music books to gigs anymore. Provides music at the break, calendar to check and schedule gigs, etc. I also use project management tools such as ToDo and Corkulous to make sure that I get things done. Then there is the Amazing Slow Downer for use while practicing.

Recording Studio, Transcriber Software, Finale, Photoshop, etc.

Apps and Programs
Here are some of the tools that I use.
PreSonus Studio One
Adobe Photoshop and Elements
The Amazing Slow Downer
Corkulous Pro

March News

February was a busy month for my website. I officially let the word out that my website had changed and I began blogging. I’ve setup pages for my students that contain transcriptions, worksheets, Berklee Phase I play-a-long tracks, etc. If you haven’t seen it yet, I’ve added the following jazz guitar transcriptions:
It Could Happen To You – Lenny Breau
Bermuda Bye Bye – Jim Hall
St. Thomas – Jim Hall
Country Poem – Pat Metheny
Don’t Forget – Pat Metheny
Just Like The Day – Pat Metheny
Unquity Road – Pat Metheny
Baubles Bangles and Beads – Wes Montgomery
Night and Day – Joe Pass
If – Bucky Pizzarelli
Do Nothing Till You Hear From Me – Bucky & John Pizzarelli
Pick Yourself Up – Bucky & John Pizzarelli
Satin Doll – Johnny Smith
And I Love Her – George Van Eps
I Got Rhythm – George Van Eps
A Summer Place – George Van Eps
Naima – Jack Wilkins

In addition I’ve posted Stride Guitar arrangements by Guy Van Duser.
Chatanooga Choo Choo – Guy Van Duser
As Time Goes By – Guy Van Duser
Cheek to Cheek – Guy Van Duser

Finally I have started uploading some Rock Guitar transcriptions including a play-a-long of Black Magic Woman recorded in my new studio. More to come this month in Rock Guitar.

If you can’t see the transcription pages and you are currently a student of mine, contact me and I’ll let you know what the password is. If you are a former student, contact me as well as I’m considering opening up the website for all former students while I finish populating the library.