A link to my interview in the Spring 2017 edition of McKendree Magazine has been added to the Links page on my site. The jazz feature has several stories. Scroll down and you will see mine.
For those who would like to listen to my past radio shows with Rich Pulin, archive recordings are available on the Links page under Interviews.
Image downloads from my website have been disabled. An important feature of this site is having my lead sheets and scores displayed so that musicians can study my music. With this change, unauthorized copies cannot be made with a right-click download.
My written music is available in these ways: Musicians and ensembles interested in performing my music can write to me from Contact. A selection of my sheet music can be purchased on the Store page. Buying my music helps to fund new recording projects.
A slideshow has been created with the pages of my Smaller Ups And Downs score. In addition, the Performance Notes page in the score is displayed separately.
This piece is highly unusual. It is written for five wind instruments and soloist. The soloist can be a single or multiple musicians -- up to a small band. The role of the soloist in entirely improvised. The instruction-based music for the five wind instruments serves as ensemble interactions with the soloist. This is one of my "open" compositions where anything can happen.
See the slideshow on the Smaller Ups And Downs page.
A Support The Music page has been added to my website. A link to it is on the navigation menu.
After adding several new pieces to my website, I now have 46 originals featured as a representation of my work on the Selected Originals page.
All of the handwritten lead sheets and scores displayed on my site have been converted to Sibelius.
I decided to no longer sell music downloads at Bandcamp and Reverbnation. The links to my recordings at Bankcamp have been removed from my Store page. This is due to having a concern that people could buy inexpensive MP3 downloads and use them in unauthorized ways. With that in mind, I will focus on music licensing and selling sheet music at Sheet Music Plus as ways to help fund new recording projects.
Thanks to Weebly, my website should work on any desktop or mobile device. That said, until recently all of the work that I have done on my site has been in desktop edit mode.
For the past couple of days I have looked at each page of my site in mobile edit mode. I discovered that minor changes were needed in the formatting of several pages. I also discovered that embedded code for Vimeo video players, which I had been using, was problematic for mobile. So, I went back to using the Weebly built-in Youtube function. From what I can tell, my site has been improved for smartphone users.