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Tears, Elf Kings, and Michael Jackson

Anderson & Roe is not your typical virtuoso piano duo. In addition to breathtaking arrangements, they’ve built their career by making spectacular videos.  Though they’ve been featured on The Savvy Musician Blog before, their latest video productions have won another feature spot. (And on a personal note, I’m excited to be...

Darth Vader vs. the Jedi Cellos

Ok, ok, I admit it. I’m a complete Star Wars geek.  But even if you don’t know Chewbacca from Midi-Chlorian, this epic video by The Piano Guys is not to be missed.  You won’t be disappointed. Here’s what they have to say about it:             Long ago in a galaxy far, far away… We bring you CELLO WARS! A...

How to Sell New Music

They say some new music is too wierd for audiences. They say it could never sell. They say people only like the tunes they already know and love, written by good faithful Europeans centuries ago. Well, I say humbug. That all depends on presentation. In the right context, you can sell just about anything. Even crazy stuff by a nutty Hungarian...

Music for Ice – Now That’s Cold…

If you think about it, just about anything can function as a musical instrument.  On this website, we’ve featured performances on sea shells, carrots, bicyble seats, and apartments.  But what about frozen water?  As it turns out, ice is good for much more than cooling your margarita.  Please enjoy the following videos of beautifully...

Seashell Virtuoso

Steve Turre is one of the most renowned trombonists on the scene today, having played with the likes of Ray Charles, Art Blakey, Tito Puente, Dizzy Gillespie, and the Saturday Night Live Band.  But he’s also become the master of an unusual double: seashells. The video below features Turre playing a variety of shells along with the Dizzy...

Are You Prepared for X-Mas? My Piano Is!

Working titles for this video: Oh Christmas Tree–Why Is There So Much Junk in My Christmas Tree??? or…. Oh Christmas Tree–Are You Prepared for Christmas???? or possibly….. Oh Christmas Tree–What Would You Think If I Cut You Down, Made You Into a Piano, and Gently Placed Ping Pong Balls on Your Strings????? or maybe...

Fun Christmas Music Videos

Here are some fun and unusual music videos for the Christmas season that you probably don’t know.  Happy Holidays, and please enjoy!!!!!             An iBand Christmas A group of musicians from North Point Community Church perform Feliz Navidad on iPhones and iPads. Dan the Unwise Man My good friend Lance LaDuke, trombonist and...

Audience Engagement Strategy – New Music, New Presentation!!!

Conventional wisdom argues that audiences only like the familiar.  They’re only interested in concert experiences where they can hear the music they already know and love.  This mindset is certainly embraced by most booking agents, presenters, and orchestra programmers. My experience indicates otherwise.  People seem to love the new. ...

The Most Virtuosic Instrument – French Horn?

Marc Papeghin is no ordinary horn player: I am a crazy French Horn player from France who once had this weird idea of playing some progressive metal stuff on the horn. First attempt was a section from Dream Theater’s Dance of Eternity. I recorded a little section from it, track by track, playing over myself each time. Finally all the tracks...

Lady Gaga Plays Bassoon

You probably know Lady Gaga for her dance-pop party songs, outrageous costumes, and risqué “shock art” videos.  Of cause you know about her singing, and maybe even piano playing abilities.  But did you realize the Gaga is also a master of the bassoon?  As unlikely as that may seem, we have evidence to prove this point in the video...

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