Category Archives for Music

What is tonicization? Happy Birthday!

Chances are that you already know what tonicization is, only you may call it something different or may not have a name for it at all. Tonicization is among the most fundamental of concepts in music theory, but initially it … Continue reading

22. November 2014 by Kiv
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Leonardo Da Vinci: art, math, and music embodied

We can’t talk about the intersection of art, math, and music without addressing the elephant in the room.  Leonardo Da Vinci we’re looking at  you, sir. He was an author, naturalist, map-maker, geologist, anatomist, inventor, mathematician, engineer, architect, painter, bosssssss. … Continue reading

30. October 2014 by Kiv
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Practicing With A Piano, even if you’re not a piano player

You should practice with a piano, even if you’re not a piano player.   Here’s a nice little course to get you started.   They go through the basics of learning the piano by ear.  You’ll learn piano chords fast. … Continue reading

30. October 2014 by Kiv
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Land of the Living Album Release

We’ve started a new band called Land of the Living. The music has been described as the bastard child of The Allman Brothers and Motorhead. We put together a Kickstarter to pay for the new album. We asked for $5,000, … Continue reading

19. October 2014 by Kiv
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New Tunes

My roommate, Anthony Pausic, and I are trying to forge a new duo type sound. It’s blues-metal-folk-rap-gazer, I guess. Lemme know what you think. These are one take performances, so be kind. 😀 Matchbox Blues Shake For Me

22. October 2012 by Kiv
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News and New Music on Band Camp

Hey Y’all, Just thought I’d let you know that I have some new music up on BandCamp.com. There’s a new album of blues-metal guitar improvisations. There’s also a full live show at Hawthorne Theatre, and also a bonus track from … Continue reading

21. September 2012 by Kiv
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Bach’s Borrea

This is my arrangement of Bach’s “Borrea.” It’s one of my faves. Jimmy Page plays this at the beginning of a Led Zeppelin song, but he doesn’t play the B part. I wonder why…?? 😮 seriously…it’s beautiful. Maybe it’s not … Continue reading

27. March 2012 by Kiv
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Douglas Mountain cover

This is a cover of Raffi’s “Douglas Mountain,” from the Christmas Album.

27. March 2012 by Kiv
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Loving In My Baby’s Eyes cover

This is a cover of one of my favorite Taj Mahal songs, “Lovin’ In My Baby’s Eyes.” Yes, I know I got the lyrics wrong. I’ll make another one sometime.

27. March 2012 by Kiv
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Blues Riffing in A

Blues Improv in A. What else can I say?

27. March 2012 by Kiv
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