Author Archives: Kevin Weed

About Kevin Weed

Composer, pianist, accompanist, organist, conductor, bagpiper

The way to freedom

Paramahansa Yogananda moved to the United States of America from his homeland of India in 1920. He respected and loved this country very much. And he appreciated the freedoms that are enjoyed here. He greatly admired Abraham Lincoln as a … Continue reading

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Happy July 4, 2019

It has been 243 years since the Continental Congress declared that the 13 original American colonies would no longer be subordinate to the British crown, and signed the Declaration of Independence stating that they were now free and independent. Thank … Continue reading

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Jazz Bagpipes

I had a great time playing bagpipes with the Corona Del Mar High School jazz rhythm section at our annual Jazz Café. We played Chuck Mangione’s “Feels So Good.” The kids and I just had two rehearsals. They learned the … Continue reading

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Dusty Strings at NAMM 2019

DUSTY STRINGS https://manufacturing.dustystrings.com At NAMM 2019 in Anaheim, I met up with friend Patti Amelotte at the Dusty Strings booth. Dusty Strings, of Seattle, WA, makes beautiful, high quality hammered dulcimers and lever harps. Here is a video of Patti … Continue reading

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What is the NAMM Show?

The National Association Of Music Merchants (NAMM) hosts 2 annual conferences; Summer in Nashville, and Winter in Anaheim, CA. It is a trade show, not a consumer show. But musicians want to get in to look st all the cool … Continue reading

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What can I do now?

Last night on “The President and the People” Toya Graham asked “What can I do?”
This article makes some suggestions. Continue reading

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Piano Damper Pedal

This is a tutorial on some of the special points about the use of the piano’s damper pedal. Pushing down the right pedal of a piano lifts the dampers off the strings so they ring freely. There are several points … Continue reading

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