Author Archives: Kevin Weed

About Kevin Weed

Composer, pianist, accompanist, organist, conductor, bagpiper

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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Plato

Music justifies its existence to the extent that it instills harmony in the listener and aids in comprehending the harmony of the universe. – Plato An interesting aspect of music is that it can give the listener the actual experience … Continue reading

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How Can I Keep From Singing?

   Recently, I was privileged to record an album of inspirational songs with a former student, soprano Alyssa Wills.     Here is a link for more information about the cd: http://kevinweed.com/how-can-i-keep-from-singing-cd/    Although I am the older and more experienced musician, … Continue reading

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