Cheveux en Feu

Uncategorized Nov 12, 2019
Here it is, the traditional end-of-signup email. Registration for Fingerstyle Blues Composition closes in less than an hour, so get it while you can. Here's the link!
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Blues Composition Registration Closes Tonight

Uncategorized Nov 12, 2019
I'm pleased to report I managed to get my eight-bar blues written with fourteen seconds to spare at this afternoon's Zoom session. I even managed to write a contrasting bridge, and so technically wrote an entire 32-bar instrumental in the allotted...
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And...Go!

Uncategorized Nov 12, 2019
The summer my friend Victoria worked at the Sirius Community in western Massachusetts, her boss routinely answered the phone: "Sirius! No kidding." As a guy whose last name routinely draws well-intended if sub-par repartee from the employees of...
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Viscounts

Uncategorized Nov 10, 2019
I had a friend in high school whose mom was English, and whose house always smelled amazing. There was a lot of garden action out back, which turned out to be because her mother had gone to the Royal College of Horticulture, or someplace along...
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Fingerstyle Blues Composition Workshop

Uncategorized Nov 08, 2019
I know not everyone who wanted to could make it to the live Zoom session on writing your own blues instrumentals, so yes, Virginia, there is a replay available, at the link below. Zoom is never quite the same as having everyone right...
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You Make It Up

Uncategorized Nov 05, 2019
I read composer Robert Fritz's book The Path of Least Resistance when I was about 21 years old, and while various bits of it have passed in and out of my thought process since then, one thing that really stuck with me was his explanation...
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Archival Footage

Uncategorized Oct 31, 2019
As a kid, I would sometimes go with my dad to the drugstore to pick up our copy of the Sunday New York Times. The drugstore only stocked it by request, so to pick up your Times, you had to walk through the store to a back room...
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The Bebop Rabbit Hole

Uncategorized Oct 24, 2019
I've worked in my current studio for coming up on two years now, and it's a fabulous space, but right on a major street in East Austin, so I had to basically board up the windows in my room to mitigate the traffic sounds outside. You can still...
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Playlist Error Fixed!

Uncategorized Oct 24, 2019
If you got a 404 Error code when you clicked on the link to my playlist page this morning, it has been fixed! You can try it again from here:
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Membership Walkthrough

Uncategorized Oct 15, 2019
In my live Zoom session yesterday, I played through versions of "Sweet Home Chicago" and "St. James Infirmary" to illustrate how a month of lessons would look in the Fingerstyle Five membership. I've posted a link to the replay below, and in it,...
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