Music Studio Equipment For The Novice

On the outskirts of DC, a small studio is cluttered with advanced electronics, soundboards, keyboards, cables and microphones. It may not look like much, but inside this studio sits a master producer, who is known throughout professional music world, but almost forgotten in the DC area. Steven Lewis, otherwise known as ‘Grey Fox’ is considered one of the country’s leading music tracking writers and sound producers. He is highly sought after by Disney, Dreamworks and Pixar Animation, working non-stop on endless projects. We caught up with Steve during one of him coffee breaks.

Now, use a saxophone cookie cutter to cut out the Saxophone on the sheet cake. Simply press the cookie cutter in like you would cookie dough. Pop the saxophone out and lay them on a flat surface.

Fortunately, there are a few such indicators I can grasp to my breast and pass on to my readers in the form of jazz festivals. Again, the biggest and best outdoor fests are still months away but I’m certainly feeling the love these days for these smaller gatherings of the faithful.

The screenplay and movie of “The Talented Mr. Ripley” are, in their own rights, excellent and quite effective, but they are a decided departure from Patricia Highsmith’s novel. We all know that the motion picture is an entirely different medium from the world of the novel, but some of the changes screenwriter Anthony Minghella made are questionable.

He was born Ray Charles Robinson on September 23, 1930 in Albany, Georgia. His family moved to Florida when Ray was a baby. By the age of seven Charles was totally blind. His mother enrolled him in the Florida state School for the Blind in St. Augustine. For years administrators at the state schools for the blind all over the country did not know exactly what to do with their children; music was an answer. At a time when opportunities for people with visual disabilities was extremely limited for many of them the music they learned at a state school for the blind was a way out and up. The program produced some very talented and successful musicians Ronnie Milsap, Stevie Wonder, and Ray Charles to name a few.

If you really want to learn how to play jazz guitar, you will need some sort of assistance. Personal tutors are by far the best solution. A tutor can personally interact with you, learn your weaknesses and strengths, and help you in ways that a book simple cannot. However, tutors can be very, very expensive. You could purchase a guide book for $50, or pay a tutor $50 an hour, it is up to you. If you want to learn to play jazz guitar, an online course is by far the most cost effective way to learn jazz guitar.

For me the DMV serves more as a creative vacuum. The DMV isn’t as progressive musically as other places in the world. I take my inspiration from my travels to Germany, Japan, Russia, Indonesia, Saudi- Arabia, Turkey, Portugal, Spain, Morocco. There is great music all over the world but the DMV seems to only want to hear a few specific genres. But that’s just my opinion.