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Now it’s time to drive all day

I won’t pretend this Pandemic has been good. However, for writers, it’s meant more time to, well, write. I used to have weekends crowded with gigs and social activities. Now I have two clear days to do some of the … Continue reading

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Every movement needs music; you can write it

I’ve taught songwriting for years and when a group asked me to teach writing protest songs and sing alongs, I was on it.  In case you weren’t one of the people at that workshop, here are tips for writing your … Continue reading

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Where’s the best place to learn an instrument?

You go to YouTube, right? Wrong. Free is not always good. Here’s an overview with tips for choosing the right place for your lessons, from someone who’s been on both ends of the teaching and learning experience.

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Our Amazon: Maxine Feldman

Before Stonewall, on May 13, 1969, folksinger and trail blazer Maxine Feldman wrote “Angry Atthis,” a song about not being able to openly love her female partner. Songs like that didn’t exist before then. Maxine went on to perform and … Continue reading

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Ukulele lesson. Free. Yeah, free.

Often when you pay nothing for something you get what you pay for — advice from “experts” who couldn’t find their hind end with both hands, sites that fill your device with cookies, and well-dressed church ladies who show up … Continue reading

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More music instruction? Where do I sign up?

At least, I’m hoping that’s what you’ll say. My blog gets 100 to 200 hits a day, many of them on posts that offer music instruction, from beginner guitar chords to what to wear while playing the ukulele. So far, … Continue reading

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Great gifts for your favorite musician

Whether it’s your six year old who just started the ukulele or your wife who loves to drum, there are lots of great gifts for the musician in your life. (And Mom, if you’re reading this, I don’t want any … Continue reading

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2014 in review

Thanks to everyone for a great 2014. I really appreciate your support. The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: The Louvre Museum has 8.5 million visitors per year. This blog was … Continue reading

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My Dad Loved to Sing

I grew up hearing live country and easy-listening music in our living room and I hated it. Kids rarely have the same musical taste as their parents and my guitar-playing dad, Gary Anderson, embarrassed me on a regular basis – … Continue reading

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A banjo player and a nun walk into a bar …

I love musician jokes. Here’s a few I’ve heard. I’ve thoughtfully categorized them. You’re welcome. General How do you get a musician off your porch?      Pay for the pizza. What do you call a musician without a girlfriend?      Homeless. How … Continue reading

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