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"Harmony is one of the basic building blocks of music, and I love it because it helps me think about music in systematic, concrete ways. Even if you are just beginning with a few concepts in your wheelhouse, you can go beyond being a fan and you can start thinking like a professional. For my money, nothing is more interesting than that, and in my classes, this is always the goal."
"There’s this apprehension that when you study music, the experience of listening to it loses its wonder and magic. Actually, I’ve found the opposite to be true. It’s like The Wizard of Oz; before, you’re in the black and white everyday grind, and after you’ve studied how things work, you’re in the Technicolor world of Oz. It’s fun, it’s exciting, and it’ll change your life…for the better!"
"We’re going to learn the inner mechanics of music using the music that you already know. Harmony isn’t a type of musical Sudoku puzzle; it’s a living, breathing thing that you can build a career and a life around."
"I play a lot of gigs in New England and beyond, and I use this stuff all the time. It doesn’t matter if I’m recording with Bon Iver, writing a tune for my band to play, or playing Motown tunes at a wedding; I use these concepts every day and I think they’re going to help you, too."