“Kagome Kagome” for Student Flutists

Kagome Kagome Suzuki Flute Choir
In our latest composing quest, we were challenged by the Minnesota Suzuki Flute Teachers Association to write flute choir pieces that could be played by beginner, intermediate, and advanced students at the same time. I thought that was a cool challenge, and I decided to start with the Japanese children's Continue reading...

The Animal Song (aka The Battle for Life)

The Animal Song (aka The Battle for Life)

I just finished a song and animation for the latest SpinTunes songwriting challenge. Animating this brought me back to my childhood dream of becoming a cartoonist. It also reminded me of how much The Far Side has had an impact on me; the baboon I drew seemed especially Gary Larson-style.

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Patreon Statistics

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I'm going to be speaking on a couple of upcoming panels about crowdfunding, so I thought I'd share some statistics about Patreon, and my Composer Quest patronage. Hopefully these stats will give you a little insight if you're thinking about launching your own Patreon project.

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Online Jamming with Plink

Plink Jam Session Composer Quest Patrons 2015

Last week, I asked my Composer Quest patrons to join me in an online jamming experiment. My friend Alex pointed out Plink, a cool site that lets you jam with random people on the internet. By adding a hashtag to the URL (#cqpatronjam), we were able to have our own "chat" room.

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Merry Podmas: 7 Composition Podcasts

Welcome to this special Christmas episode of Composer Quest! Since I'll be taking a break from interviews (until I find a few more patrons...wink wink), I thought I'd share a few of my favorite music composition and music production podcasts. If you've been listening to Composer Quest, you've heard from many of these podcast hosts before.

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