Discovering the NAF: Part 1

This is the first article in a series on the Native American Flute. In this installment, I’ll discuss the research and acquisition of my first “real” NAF. In later articles, I’ll go into details on my planned approach to this instrument and what I’ve discovered about it. Before I start, let me say that will […]

Production Log: Waiting for Spring

Composition for this track started on my Ono baritone ukulele experimenting with chords using two fingers and two open strings. Here’s the simplified chord chart: I threw in some more fingers later but that was the starting point. Ironically, this much was done in the spring and I posted a quick jam of it back in […]

Using… NanoStudio… to make a drum kit?

NanoStudio was the very first app that made me want to get involved with making music on iOS back in 2011. Was there another “all in one” production environment at the time? Maybe BeatMaker but I didn’t pick it up until several years later and I’ve still never got on well with that one. “NS1” […]

Production Log:Swiftlet in the Sun

Composition for this one began just noodling on my Ono baritone ukulele. The chord progressions were worked out and entered into the Guitar Toolkit app for safekeeping. I went through a number of attempts at formulating a style and arrangement. I tried some ideas in ChordBot, iDS-10, and DM2 and didn’t really settle on anything […]