Rusty Cage – Johnny Cash – Song Breakdown

Transcribing Notes From John Neil (Head Transcriber) Rusty Cage – Johnny Cash   Melody A great arrangement of the Soundgarden song. I first thought Soundgarden covered a Johnny Cash song, which is a great testament to how he made this song his own. The...

Caffeine and Music?

Caffeine and Music Is it so common? There’s a stereotype out there that musicians love their caffeine. I can neither confirm nor deny this. All I’ll say is, “give me my 5 shots of espresso in that drink!” Seriously. Not kidding. But...

What Did I Do This Week? – Just Do It!

What Did I Do This Week?!? – Just Do It! My push to myself this on this weeks edition of “What Did I Do This Week?!?” has been “Just Do It”, and “Just Get It Done”. Stop over thinking and put your feet to the floor and start...

Improving Improv Melody

Improving Improv Melody How did it take me so long? I recently had a breakthrough while working on improving improv melody. It feels a bit like finally finding the clutch in a manual car after being stuck in first gear. This whole time I knew there was a way to shift...

Circles – Post Malone – Song Breakdown

Transcribing Notes From John Neil (Head Transcriber) – Breaking Down – Circles by Post Malone A few general things: In every 4th measure, there is some sort of F chord, sometimes definitely major, sometimes, kind of minor, though the vocals sing an A...

Reflections – What Did I Do This Week?

Reflections – What Did I Do This Week? Doing a weekly “What did I do this Week” blog has helped me reflect on my daily progress, which this week, wasn’t much. But I do think it would be a great time to reflect on why “Music By The...
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