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Danny Boy Jazz Leadsheet

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St. Patrick’s day is coming up so I thought I’d share a nice jazz leadsheet to Danny Boy that I arranged a few years ago for my band, Chico’s Paradise. This chart can be played in any style at any tempo. If you’re going to play it super fast, some of the moving chords can be left out. Download the …

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The Golden Rule of Making Great Music

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People remember feelings, not sounds. There are two kinds of musicians: the kind that make good music and the kind that make bad music. Since good and bad are simply a matter of opinion, there is no universal recipe for “good music”. However, there is something that all good music has in common: the listener connects with it. Rhythm is …

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Calvin and Hobbes: The Last Adventure

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Calvin grimaced as he struggled to maintain altitude. Below, a lava lined asteroid gorge writhed with purple slime monsters that whipped giant sucker covered tentacles at his red space wagon. His ship was damaged and he knew it wouldn’t be long before he crash landed on the asteroid’s barren surface. If he survived the crash, the only thing between him …

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Webroot Review: the Last Anti-Virus You’ll Ever Need

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Webroot SecureAnywhere has been my first choice for anti virus and malware protection software for several years because it works and it doesn’t slow down my computer. The reason I’m pushing it right now is that a relatively new class of malware called “RansomWare” that takes over your computer and will delete all your files, pictures, and other data unless …

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A Review of the Umcka Cold and Flu Remedy

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I wanted to post a review of Umcka, a homeopathic cold and flu remedy, because I’ve had unexpectedly good results with Umcka. Umcka reduced the severity of my last three colds and they were over in days rather than weeks. The active ingredient in Umcka is Pelargonium sidoides root which originate from traditional South African medicine where it’s been used …