Personal Note for our CEO

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I have been asked why I started the ICoMusic Foundation? I will try to answer that question briefly. I am not just a musical instrument maker that wants to help young people play an instrument. I’m a living example of how playing a musical instrument can change a young person’s life. When I was young, … Read more

Loud Music

Loud Music is for amateurs

Loud Music is a way of covering up how badly musicians really play. Also, to show off! As my great fried David Stanon said “True musicians play music for the sake of the music and to make the music sound good, amateurs play to hear themselves”.

Nothing in music equals a willingness to listen

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Nothing equals a willingness to listen is extremely true and very important in music. I believe 99% of the drummers in groups never hear anything to soloist is playing. How can they work with them? Now that the bass players including upright players all bring amps, they tend to pay too loud. I can’t tell … Read more

Power of Positive Music

The Power of positive music can change a youjg persons life

The power of positive music can change a young person’s life for the better and for the rest of their lives. It helps develop working with others, improving self-esteem, following instructions, and developing friendships.

Cannonball Aderely 106

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There’s no future without the past and anybody who doesn’t really understand where jazz has come from has no right to try to direct where it’s going. ******Cannonball Aderely 106** Biography Julian Edwin “Cannonball” Adderley  TAMPA, Florida,09/15/1928//GARY,Indiana 08/08/1975 After his music studies in Tallahassee(1944/48) he became a high school band director at the Dillard High … Read more

Music and the Brain 106

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The psychology of music has been recognized and studied since ancient times, with Plato theorizing that different styles of music stirred different emotions in listeners. Pull up your favorite song or the soundtrack from a horror movie, and you’ll see that he was right. It’s easy to understand that music has a profound effect on us, but … Read more

Miles Davis 102

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It’s not about standing still and becoming safe. If anybody wants to keep creating, they have to be about change.   Miles Davis 102 Trumpeter, Flugelhornist, Composer, Bandleader Date of birth: May 25, 1926 Date of death: Sep 28, 1991 Miles Davis was arguably the most influential jazz musician in the post-World War II period, being at … Read more

Cannonball Adderely 101

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Understanding is the least important thing when it comes to digging jazz because, like anything else, jazz is a form of entertainment. It is created to be enjoyed, not understood like you read a blueprint. Cannonball Adderely 101 Biography Julian Edwin “Cannonball” Adderley  TAMPA, Florida,09/15/1928//GARY,Indiana 08/08/1975 After his music studies in Tallahassee(1944/48) he became a … Read more

Sir Lawrence Olivier Method Acting 101

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All this talk about Method, the Method! WHAT method? I thought each of us had our OWN method! I’m afraid I probably outrage the Method people.   Sir Lawrence Olivier Olivier published two highly regarded volumes of memoirs, Confessions of an Actor (1984) and On Acting (1986). He was married three times, to actresses Jill … Read more