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Antelope Island Jazz
Antelope Island Jazz
Ed Lueders, jazz and Antelope Island!
Can you fix that?
Can you fix that?
Yes, I can. More details are here:
A sequencer for Jazz Chord Practice
A sequencer for Jazz Chord Practice
As I work to develop my "Jazz vocabulary", I wanted an electronic flashcard tool that would help me
We can still sing!
We can still sing!
Sweet pleasure to be singing with the boys! 3 years since the last gig! Looking forward to the next
The Ballad of Pearly Sue
The Ballad of Pearly Sue
It was just four notes that did it; my mind skipped a track from Shenandoah to The Ballad of Pearly
New Musical Fun
New Musical Fun
Once a barbershopper, always a barbershopper? It could be. A new barbershop chorus formed in Davis
McGuirePiano.com launched!
McGuirePiano.com launched!
I'm pleased to announce that a new website for my piano business has launched! Please visit
Whew. February 15
Each year, my quartet delivers singing Valentines. It's always a joy! This year since Valentines Day was Saturday,
Singing Valentines in Utah County
Singing Valentines in Utah County
Once again my quartet, Sound Accord, will be delivering singing Valentines for the big day. We will schedule our biggest day on Feb 13, so that we can deliver to schools and businesses. We will also be available mid-day on Feb 14.
Musical Desire Meets Taskmaster
Musical Desire Meets Taskmaster
I play the piano. And have played for 50 years on again and off again. The last couple of years
A minor victory for the aspiring pianist
A minor victory for the aspiring pianist
I can't say how long I've been practicing Marian McPartland's Twilight World. Months and months!
Rhythm Syllables
While working at jazz pieces and some Stephen Heller exercises that have sextuplets (six note
Practice Technique: Don’t look at the keys!
I'm sure its written. I'm sure you've heard it. Don't look at the keys! Sure. But when the going
Joy of performance
Joy of performance
When I got back to the piano a few months ago, after a 15+ year absence, I didn't know what would
Piano Performance Anxiety
Piano Performance Anxiety
Oh darn. I have Piano Performance Anxiety, and no, I'm not going to see a shrink. I'm investing in piano lessons instead. My Christmas present to myself was a 6'2" grand built by the Charles Stieff Company of Baltimore in 1911.
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