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04 December 2017

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Common Problems Many Students Share

Photo by Pleuntje Over the years I have taught aspiring composers across every range of education and skill level. Even […]

20 March 2017

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If You Only Study One Thing in Music

Photo by Red Junasun Studying composition is a ton of work. There are innumerable subjects within the overall category of […]

06 August 2012

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SCOREcast: How to Create Tension with Climbing Scales

My latest article for SCOREcast Online has been released: How to Create Tension with Climbing Scales “Among the many primary […]

30 July 2012

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29 Lessons, Ideals and Nuggets of Wisdom at 29 Years

Just for kicks for my 29th birthday I decided to make a list of 29 quotes, ideas and nuggets of […]

21 May 2012

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Composing With Space in Mind

An aspect of composing that I still have an admittedly difficult time with is leaving appropriate amounts of space. By this […]

19 March 2012

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Write Music that Directs Not Reflects

I’m currently scoring a short film that has been an enlightening experience. I imagine this is part of every film […]

13 July 2011

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Takeaways from the Tim Burton LACMA Exhibit

I went to the Tim Burton exhibit at LACMA a few weekends ago and it was fantastic. I strongly encourage […]

18 May 2011

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Keep Them On the Edge of Their Seats

Composer Michael Giacchino’s method for scoring Lost was largely based on the idea of not giving too much away with […]

26 September 2008

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Audiotuts: How to Create a Compelling Ostinato

My tutorial “How to Create a Compelling Ostinato” is now available at Audiotuts: http://audio.tutsplus.com/tutorials/composition/how-to-create-a-compelling-ostinato/

19 September 2008

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Audiotuts: How to Create a Custom Instrument with EXS

My tutorial “How to Create a Custom Instrument with Logic’s EXS Sampler” is now available at Audiotuts: http://audio.tutsplus.com/tutorials/production/how-to-create-a-custom-instrument-with-logics-exs-sampler/

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