Tuesday, July 8, 2008

If You Build It...

There is an old marketing adage that says 'If your idea is great, people will find you'. Thanks go out to Seth Godin for that one. We have always believed the internet could be a terrific vehicle to deliver music education. Hopefully the fruits of this labor are paying off as more and more people learn about the product and services we can provide at MusickEd.com....but I digress.

Our resident composer/arranger Mike Finkel has an encyclopedic-like knowledge of musical artists, band members and genres. He pulls from all areas of his own personal I-pod of a brain and creates amazing orchestrations. I know because he works right across the hall in office 210... (that's Mike on the left and yours truly on the right).

I asked Mike to give our readers a sneak peek at some of his latest work for the Jazz Series. He says this little beauty is 'drum 'n bass' influenced in a British dance style. Discerning ears may notice a little Weather Report flavored funk as well. We hope you enjoy the track and we welcome your comments. And by the way, feel free to test Mike's music trivia knowledge anytime!



Nico said...

what's up guys! That sample is cool... I remember hearing part of it on its way. Its amazing how complex and how quickly you put this together. I like the flanger/phaser on the keys. Awesome percussions! So is this series out yet? :-)

Mike Finkel said...

Oddly enough

This photo looks like Euge should be saying "This is the part on Sprockets where we dance"

There is a little bit of Chuck Rainey in the Bass part too.

Gracie said...

Great pic, "yours truly"! Love having a face to attach to all of the thought-provoking blog entries! Keep up the EXCELLENT work!