Music Category Archive

Music Trial Recap

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2011

Yesterday was Day 30 of my 30-day music learning trial. My aim was to invest at least 30 hours in learning to compose music. In actuality I put in considerably more time. I found it pretty addictive. I spent the first half of the trial mostly writing simple electronic songs using GarageBand loops. That allowed […]

Learning Music – Day 12

Friday, November 4th, 2011

Writing music is addictive! I was up till 3am last night working on a new piece and reading about music production. This music vibe doesn’t seem to mesh very well with being an early riser! Is there something about music production that transform people into vampires? Oh, it’s already past midnight… better get to bed… […]

Learning Music – Day 11

Thursday, November 3rd, 2011

Yesterday I decided to try inputting a simple melody into GarageBand by playing it via my Akai MIDI controller. I’m still very new to this, so I came up with a very basic C-major tune, not much more complicated than Mary Had a Little Lamb, but it’s a start. After a few practice runs — […]

Learning Music – Day 9

Tuesday, November 1st, 2011

I’ve been having a wonderful time with my 30-day trial of learning music. Here’s a quick update to share how it’s going. First, I’m truly grateful for the flow of support and encouragement that’s been coming my way, especially from experienced musicians. Several people have offered to tutor or help me in various ways, and […]

30-Day Trial of Learning Music

Tuesday, October 25th, 2011

The Subjective Reality Workshop this past weekend was very rewarding. I smile when I think back on all the amazing people who came together to explore SR as a group.¬†After doing 6 Conscious Growth Workshops in a row, it was a special experience to deliver a new workshop this time. This was the first time […]

No Division

Tuesday, August 30th, 2005

Ben Averch, a reader of this site, told me the post My Favorite Meditation really reasonated with him and inspired him to write a song called “No Division.” I thought it was wonderful, so I asked him if I could post it here to share it with everyone, and he said he’d be thrilled. Listen […]