Friday, December 04, 2020

WYSIWYG Online Scene Segue Love to Lust

Here's a master track of the online scene right before the finale in WYSIWYG. There are 2 songs (Up to Us and Secret Admirer) with a short recitative in the middle. The scene takes place online and the songs represent the juxtaposition of love and lust on the web. The singers are Tony Domenick, Blake Nawa'a and Anne Jenness and all the segments were recorded remotely in October and November 2020.


Preparing for an audition? WTH...download the public domain sheet music for "Up to Us" and "Secret Admirer" from our website and sing along with the SOUNDCLOUD rehearsal tracks to practice your part. Good Luck!

Tuesday, November 24, 2020

DIY 20 Dollar PDF document page turner

So I’ve been learning to play the accordion lately and I'm now at the point where I can read accordion sheet music arrangements fairly well. There are definitely some nuances with the notation to get used to. Also, it's just not that easy to turn your sheet music with the instrument between you and the music stand. I like reading digital music on my tablet, but it still feels clumsy to swipe the page and get reacclimated all in time. WTH… these accordion arrangements can have a lot of pages! If you're using PDF documents here's an easy, cheap way to make a Bluetooth enabled footpad to go forward and backward in your music. 


 

Sunday, October 18, 2020

Accordion Music at the Cheeseman Park Pavilion

Over the last few years I've been working on a new Musical with playwright Mark Sbani about the Peoples Republic of Eigg, as it's been jokingly referred to in the Scottish media. So back in July, I decided to learn how to play the accordion and figure out how to fit it into the ensemble. I had never written for a Ceilidh band, but I love the music, the people and the atmosphere of this little place and WTH...it's just another keyboard...right? 🎭😀

Wednesday, September 09, 2020

Hugs for all those alsup.org website peeps

It's really nice to find out your website is getting visitors from all sorts of cool places around the world. I wish I could have given each of you a hug when you arrived. The site has had roughly 10,000 visits, 5,000 users, 30,000 page views and the average time on the site is almost 5 minutes now. WTH...here's your belated hug! 🤗

Alsup Website Peeps




Friday, August 14, 2020

"I'm in it for good" with Blake Nawa'a

Here's a master track of "I'm in it for good" sung by Blake Nawa'a, August 2020. The vocal recording, mixing and mastering were actually done remotely. It's rewarding to finish a song, it takes a lot of time and there are a lot of moving parts; fortunately, there's a nice sense of accomplishment when it's all done. Great job everyone...Enjoy!


Preparing for an audition? WTH...download our public domain Sheet Music for "I'm in it for good" and sing along then use SOUNDCLOUD rehearsal tracks to practice your part. Good Luck!

Friday, May 15, 2020

Denver Voyage Interview (May 2020)

I was recently selected as one of Denver's most inspiring stories by Voyage Denver. To read the interview and see all the pictures select the link below. I guess I find it hard to articulate my past, but WTH...it's nice to get recognized for who I am today.

Denver Voyage May 2020



Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Rehearsal track for "HOOPLA"

Here's our latest rehearsal track for "Hoopla". We added a cowbell and a baritone sax to enhance the groove in the second verse to really get things going. You can review all the new rehearsal tracks at the WYSIWYG website by selecting the submenu "Performance Materials" under "The Work" menu.


Preparing for an audition? WTH...download our public domain Sheet Music for "Hoopla" and use SOUNDCLOUD to rehearse your part. Good Luck!

Friday, February 21, 2020

Rehearsal track for "ONLY THE LONELY"

Here's our latest rehearsal track for "Only the lonely". We've added a bridge where Denise reminisces visiting the Latin Quarter in Paris with her husband Ron, but the scene quickly deteriorates as she comes back to reality. You can review all the new rehearsal tracks at the WYSIWYG website by selecting the submenu "Performance Materials" under "The Work" menu.


Preparing for an audition? WTH...now you can download our public domain Sheet Music for "Only the Lonely" and use SOUNDCLOUD to rehearse your part. Good Luck!

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Rehearsal Track for "ALL MEN WANT IS SEX"

We've been enhancing the musical accompaniment for WYSIWYG lately and we'd like to provide a professional audio track for every song in the performance package in the near future, go to the WYSIWYG website for the new materials.


Preparing for an audition? WTH...download our public domain Sheet Music for "ALL MEN WANT IS SEX" and use SOUNDCLOUD to rehearse your part. Good Luck!

Saturday, January 11, 2020

Using the Insta360 One X while Skiing in Breckenridge

The Insta360 One X is a nice supplement for your next ski trip. It's really easy to put the One X (or any 360° camera) on a selfie stick and capture footage of your ski partner and frame it up in Premiere using the GoPro keyframe effects add-in. There's several bullet time examples using a string to swing the camera included too. I suggest using Google Earth to find a ski in/out facility with access to a remote place to fly your drone for a nice aerial photo to start and end your video and WTH... just use VideoPad to add a title and a sound track.