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How to write lyrics.

The very first thing I do , if I know my subject, is start with "10 Nouns."  I make a list of all the nouns that are relevant. Then I find rhymes to those nouns.  Non of this has to…

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Imagination and Facts

In art we start with facts and reveal our imagination, in science we start with our imagination and try to reveal the facts.

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Knowledge vs Experience

Your knowledge on any subject can be greater than your experience but experience will always reveal the flaws in your knowledge.

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The Creative Mind

Some one once asked "Somerset Maugham" where he got his inspiration.  His reply was the following, " I get my inspiration every morning between 9 am and 1 pm when I do my writing."  Inspiration is a poor excuse for…

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The First Jazz Musician - Franz Schubert

I have been listening and watching "Maestro Daniel Barenboim," truly one of the great artists of our time, perform all of Schubert's piano sonatas on Medici.tv.  Schubert's sonatas are less structured than Beethoven's in many respects, but they contain a…

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Famous Singers on the Art of Singing

This morning I was listening to the "ol' blue eyes is back" album by Sinatra from 1973.  Such gorgeous singing and beautiful selection of songs.

It puts the heart at rest, gives room for fresh feelings, especially during the…

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Thoughts

Will power is clarity of thought married to desire!

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Art of the Song

Having studied a good many years in music and stretched my mental muscles into flexible possibilities of experience, I came to the conclusion, which often leads me astray, that the labor of love and intense desire to satisfy my thirst…

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The night I played for "Elvis"

    It is August of 1976 and I am the house pianist for the Tropicana Hotel in Las Vegas playing the "Folies Bergere" show twice a night. I did this for six nights a week having Friday off for three years…

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Famous Singers on the Art of Singing

Caruso - The vocal artist must remember that he does not sing with his throat but through it.

There can be no beautiful singing without a perfect tone attack.  If the tone is not issued with sureness and decision,

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Thoughts

Self rejection is the worse form of suicide.  Every day you die!