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The Performer's Pathway
55 minutes | 3 days ago
Play First, Play Hard, No Mercy!
Alright, so you probably get the Cobra Kai reference unless you’re not a fan of badass TV shows and films. That being said, if you happen to hate all things “Karate Kid”, there is still plenty to like in this episode :). Join Adam Small and Jake Moses from My Music Masterclass as they make shockingly legitimate parallels between your music career, Cobra Kai and of course Miyagi-Do.
39 minutes | 9 days ago
Non-music skills are vital to all aspects of our lives. These seemingly unrelated abilities can help our music careers, enhance our inspiration and boost our overall enjoyment of the world. Join Adam Small and Jake Moses from My Music Masterclass as they discuss why these skills are so important.
60 minutes | 16 days ago
A Chat With Mike Moreno
Acclaimed jazz guitarist and composer Mike Moreno joins us in the virtual studio today to talk about livestreaming, getting gigs, social media promotion, music school and much more. Mike is an extremely talented musician and this is a great episode!
32 minutes | 23 days ago
Numbers can be vital in our music and our lives. They keep on on schedule, on task, in key and more. But there are also times when we need to go with our instincts and disregard the math right in front of us. Join Adam Small and Jake Moses from My Music Masterclass as they discuss when to ignore the numbers.
35 minutes | a month ago
What do New Year’s resolutions, musical cadences, Benford’s Law and the natural flow of the universe have in common? Hmm, I’m not entirely sure, but I think we try to tie it all together in this episode :). Join Adam Small and Jake Moses from My Music Masterclass as they discuss how to start 2021 on the right foot.
49 minutes | a month ago
A Chat With Cory Weeds
Tenor saxophonist and entrepreneur Cory Weeds joins us in the virtual studio today for this super cool episode. We talk about owning a jazz club, running a record label, booking talent, getting noticed on the scene and more. This is a good one!
32 minutes | a month ago
Look, Listen, Live!
As humans and musicians, we often forget to observe our surroundings. It’s easy to get caught up in the rat-race of life and forget about all the amazing things happening right under our noses. Join Adam Small and Jake Moses from My Music Masterclass as they discuss how to escape your self-contained bubble so you can enjoy the bigger picture.
35 minutes | 2 months ago
Performance, Perception & Peanuts
Perception can be very illusive for people. As musicians, we don’t always know what we sound like until we hear a recording or get feedback from another person. We also often have trouble focusing on the present and instead we ruminate about the past or the future. Join Adam Small and Jake Moses from My Music Masterclass as they discuss being in the now!
58 minutes | 2 months ago
A Chat With Alan Pasqua
Renowned pianist, composer and educator Alan Pasqua (Tony Williams, Allan Holdsworth, Bob Dylan, Michael Brecker, Peter Erskine, etc.) joins us in the virtual studio today to talk about music, his career, being a professional musician and more. This is a super fun episode with a bad cat!
27 minutes | 2 months ago
Stopping the Cycle
As humans and musicians, it’s easy to get caught up in negative and/or unproductive cycles. We have a tendency to reach for easy/comfortable “fixes” or routines well after they have proven effective in our lives. Join Adam Small and Jake Moses from My Music Masterclass as they discuss how to break free of these cycles so that you can climb out of your slump!
58 minutes | 2 months ago
A Chat With Walt Weiskopf
Acclaimed saxophonist Walt Weiskopf (Steely Dan, Frank Sinatra, Buddy Rich, etc.) joins us in the virtual studio today to talk about music, his career, humility and more. This is a great episode with some real nuggets of wisdom!
31 minutes | 3 months ago
As musicians, it's easy to get caught up in the constant freelance hustle. We work strange hours, we are offered last-minute opportunities and making the rent is often the bottom line. All of these things can contribute to the lack of a static schedule, a high state of alert and in many cases, a baseline of anxiety. In order to perform at a peak level (musically, mentally and physically) we must learn to take strategic breaks. Join Adam Small and Jake Moses from My Music Masterclass as they discuss how to pause and recharge while avoiding procrastination.
44 minutes | 3 months ago
Caring About The Crowd
If you want to make a living performing music, you need to understand and nourish your audience. If you dismiss or vilify them, you're in for a rude awakening! Join Adam Small and Jake Moses from My Music Masterclass as they discuss what it means to be a performer and why you need to care about the crowd.
50 minutes | 3 months ago
A Chat With Dida Pelled
New York-based, Israeli guitarist/vocalist Dida Pelled joins us in the virtual studio today to talk about music, recording, writing, teaching, finding your scene, pairing up and more. This is a super fun episode with some great info!
46 minutes | 3 months ago
A Chat With Michele Weir
Renowned vocalist, arranger, pianist and educator Michele Weir joins us today in the virtual studio to talk about finding one's path, starting a business, battling procrastination and much more. This is an inciteful episode with some real pearls of wisdom!
46 minutes | 4 months ago
The concept of improvisation is taught to musicians as a way to create music on the spot. It’s the basis of what most of us do and we have to be spontaneous with our actions, quick with our ears and insightful with our replies. If improvisation in a musical setting is so commonplace, why is it that we struggle to make quick and effective choices in our daily lives and careers? Join Adam Small and Jake Moses from My Music Masterclass as they discuss how to improvise beyond the stage and the studio!
46 minutes | 4 months ago
The New Old School
With all the improvements in technology, we are constantly being bombarded with new “easier” or faster ways of receiving information, producing and distributing content, learning, practicing and more. With all these advancements, we need to ask ourselves, is technology making our musical world better or worse? Join Adam Small and Jake Moses from My Music Masterclass as they discuss when you need to go analog instead of digital! Free Career Webinar/Q&A (10/7/2020) We've decided to host a FREE webinar/Q&A to answer any questions you may have about your music career, musical life, practicing, gigging, your mental state, quarantine-life, regaining focus/motivation, My Music Masterclass, The Performer's Pathway, cats, caffeine, whatever :) It will take place from 5:30PM-6:30PM Pacific Time (8:30PM-9:30PM EDT) on Wednesday, 10/7/2020. We (Adam Small & Jake Moses) hope you have some questions for us but if you're shy, we'll have plenty to chat about regarding staying productive and sane in this strange time. We'll be using Zoom as our platform since it seems to work well enough, but space will be limited making it a first come, first serve situation. We hope to see and hear from you soon, so come and make the hang! Details below... Topic: Q&A With My Music MasterclassTime: Oct 7, 2020 05:30 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)Zoom Meeting Link:https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84332240204?pwd=SnZaeWwzVE91SisxYTVXTEJxUkxBZz09Meeting ID: 843 3224 0204Passcode: #sharpsign Other info if you need it (but most should be OK with the above link and password):One tap mobile:+16699006833,,84332240204#,,,,,,0#,,8960532708# US (San Jose)+12532158782,,84332240204#,,,,,,0#,,8960532708# US (Tacoma)Dial by your location:+1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose)+1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma)+1 346 248 7799 US (Houston)+1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)+1 929 205 6099 US (New York)+1 301 715 8592 US (Germantown)Meeting ID: 843 3224 0204Passcode: 8960532708Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/krbLhBmfx
51 minutes | 4 months ago
Getting Under The Surface
In order to discover the best things in life, we typically need to do some digging. While many grab the low hanging fruit in front of them, others do the extra work and discover the coolest spots, the best music, the real hangs and the most efficient path to propel their musical life and career forward. Join Adam Small and Jake Moses from My Music Masterclass as they discuss why it's important to go below the surface in life and in the music industry!
34 minutes | 4 months ago
A Chat With Yotam Silberstein
Renowned jazz guitarist Yotam Silberstein joins us today in the virtual studio to talk about music, life in quarantine, staying productive, the musical journey and much more. This is a great episode with a super talented and cool cat!
51 minutes | 4 months ago
Zen, Music & Manasia
Pianist, composer and educator Jeremy Manasia joins us in the virtual studio today to talk about music, Zen, education and more. This is a super fun hang with a very wise cat. Come check it out!
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