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Ep. 27: Bassist/Educator Ariane ‘Ari’ Cap

Ep. 27: Bassist/Educator Ariane ‘Ari’ Cap

July 24, 2019

Ari Cap is a prolific bassist, educator and author who's passion is performing and teaching musicians. She grew up in Austria surrounded by classical music. Ari them came to Miami to further her studies and perform in a wide variety of bands and musical styles. Education has always played a huge part in her music career. She has written books such as "Music Theory For The Bass Player" as well as her new on line project, "Ear Confidence".

Ari has recorded and performed with Grammy award winning producers, her bassoon / bass project with Paul Hanson - Oon, The Sippy Cups and more. You can hear throughout this conversation how energetic and passionate she is about all she does. Ari was also featured on the recent cover of "Bass Guitar Magazine" as one of the hottest players in the world. All musicians will get a wealth of knowledge from this episode. Enjoy. Blog & Education Website.  Website.

SHOW NOTES:

  • Growing up in Austria
  • The lure of the bass combined with science
  • Ear training & theory
  • The Miami experience
  • Jazz
  • "Ear Confidence" training course
  • Music projects
  • Tips for working musicians
  • Songwriting
  • RAPID FIRE
  • Victor Wooden
  • Dave Holland
  • Stanley Clarke
  • Marcus Miller
  • Favorite bass/drum combo
  • Steve Harris
  • Ron Carter
  • Esperanza Spaulding
  • Favorite classical music piece
  • A song you wish you had written
  • FUTURE
  • Should a musician leave California?

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Ep. 26: Classical Guitarist Christina Sandsengen

Ep. 26: Classical Guitarist Christina Sandsengen

July 19, 2019

Todays 'Flashback Friday' episode features a conversation we had with Christina last year.

Christina Sandsengen was born in a small town in the middle of Norway in 1987. She started to play the piano at the age of seven and gave her first public performance in the following year. When she was 15, she started to play the guitar, and fell in love with it. From that moment on, she decided to devote herself solely to the guitar.

Christina has performed in leading festivals and venues in throughout the world, receiving outstanding reviews for her many solo concerts. She has performed as a soloist in concert with the Oslo Gitarensemble, as a support artist to Al Di Meola, and has been featured on many international radio and TV programs. Her music has been featured on the BBC radio, and in Turkey, Christina Sandsengen was invited to perform Koyunbaba by Carlo Domeniconi on CNN Türk, and was praised for her recording of the same work on her debut album, Shades & Contrasts.

Christina plays a wide range of repertoire, with particular focus on Romantic music. Her passion for the classical guitar inspired her to establish the Oslo Gitarskole, that was Norway’s leading school for classical guitar, where she has hosted masterclasses with international guitarists such as Xuefei Yang, Carlo Domeniconi and Anders Clemens Øien. Christina plays on a Stephan Connor guitar, and is endorsed by G7th capos.

SHOW NOTES:

  • Favorite composers
  • Being a strong female in music
  • The Family support
  • Metal music
  • Culture shock in Turkey
  • Video concepts
  • Memorable concerts
  • Having the right mindset
  • Practice
  • RAPID FIRE
  • Favorite Classical Guitarists
  • Audience Energy
  • Where do you see yourself in 10 years
  • Nylon or Steel strings
  • Describe your style
  • The affect of social media
  • Advice for female musicians
  • FUTURE!
Ep. 25: Tony & Brittany Ingram - “Equally Yoked”

Ep. 25: Tony & Brittany Ingram - “Equally Yoked”

July 17, 2019

We met Tony Ingram at the Powerful U conference a couple months ago. In just a five minute conversation about himself, his wife Brittany and their book, "Equally Yoked", we knew their message needed to be heard. Tony is an active duty officer with the United States Navy. He is also the founder and visionary of Champion Lifestyle: To Breed, Be and Become A Champion. Brittany is a professional celebrity make up artist. She is also the founder & CEO of Brittany Ingram Beauty & SMART MUA.

Together they've written "Equally Yoked - How to utilize health & fitness to enrich our marriage". They have both competed in bodybuilding competitions, work as a team to accomplish their goals and are passionate about empowering others to reach their goals. Through communication, determination and mindset, you can accomplish anything. Especially as a couple.

Purchase "Equally Yoked" here   Follow them on Instagram and Facebook

"Teamwork Makes the Dream Work!" - Tony Ingram

SHOW NOTES:

  • How they met
  • Tony's Navy career & Brittany's make up career
  • What was the motivation for 'Equally Yoked"
  • Brittany's health issues after giving birth
  • Body Building fitness lifetstyle
  • Their body building competitions & lessons learned
  • What does "Equally Yoked" teach us?
  • Teamwork
  • What do they hope to accomplish with the book?
  • RAPID FIRE
  • Champion
  • Dedication
  • Mindset
  • Leadership
  • Faith
  • FUTURE

 

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Ep. 24: Melody Khair & Music ILuv

Ep. 24: Melody Khair & Music ILuv

July 9, 2019

This is one of our favorite past episodes. We met Melody Khair at the January NAMM show in Anaheim. We loved the software she had created and asked her to be a guest on our show. Since then, Music ILuv has won awards and has continued to grow. Music ILuv is an Augmented Reality social musical app for future artists to create, practice and perform music in a fun, engaging and collaborative and yet affordable environment.

Melody is CEO of Music.iLuv and a technology leader in software, mobile, and software as a service (SaaS) for voice, video, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Augmented Reality (AR), and cloud technology. Known for her passion for music, art, and inspiring future generations, she is dedicated to providing all children and their parents access to quality STEM and fine arts education through ground-breaking technology.

The seed for Music.iLuv grew out of Khair’s love of children and music. She believes that technology can make complex skills – like learning to play music – easier and more engaging for digital-age children. That is grounded in her conviction that every kid is talented and deserves a well-balanced education that includes music and art. Melody’s conviction, along with her deep technology skills, led to the development of the Music.iLuv app. This revolutionary, new social platform allows future artists to create, practice, and perform songs in a collaborative and fun AR environment.

SHOW NOTES:
• The inspiration for Music.ILuv
• How does it work?
• A new social media platform
• Technology for the future of music creation
• Everybody loves it!
• So many options
• Involvement
• Music therapy for everyone
• RAPID FIRE
• Education
• Melody’s favorite Artist
• The next creative generation
• FUTURE

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Ep. 23: Musician Matt Rolland of ‘Run Boy Run’ & SAACA.org

Ep. 23: Musician Matt Rolland of ‘Run Boy Run’ & SAACA.org

July 5, 2019

Matt Rolland and Run Boy Run have written and performed their own style of acoustic bluegrass & folk music for well over 10 years. They have released four albums, have been featured on "A Prairie Home Companion" and made a special appearance at the Telluride Bluegrass Festival. Matt and his wife Rebekah are working on a follow up to Rebekah's album 'Seed and Silo' which was released last year.

Matt is also the Director of Arts Integration at SAACA.org, working alongside Kate Marquez (Episode 20), finding and promoting talent for various SAACA cultural events.

SHOW NOTES:

  • The Run Boy Run story
  • How they self produced, self released their music and branding tips
  • How SAACA promotes local musicians
  • Matt's vision for Tucson's music scene
  • Advice for working musicians
  • Future local collaborations
  • Touring with female musicians
  • RAPID FIRE
  • Bluegrass
  • Chris Thile
  • Hip Hop & Bluegrass/Folk Project?
  • A song Matt would like to record
  • The future of Tucson musicians
  • FUTURE

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Ep. 22: Author & Keynote Speaker Amberly Lago Returns

Ep. 22: Author & Keynote Speaker Amberly Lago Returns

July 2, 2019

Amberly Lago is the author of "True Grit and Grace: Turning Tragedy Into Triumph'. Her incredible story of resilience after a devastating motorcycle accident. Her career as a personal trainer and dancer was stopped short and even after 34 surgeries to save her leg, she found the strength to not surrender while living in constant pain.

She now tours the country sharing lessons learned and inspiring audiences through her courage. Her recent TED X Talk brought awareness to the issue of CRPS and her PACER method of dealing with everyday stress and pain. For more background on Amberly and her book, check out our first conversation with her on Episode 14. And especially be sure to listen to her answers during this episodes Rapid Fire segment. Truly inspiring.

Visit her website to learn more. Purchase "True Grit and Grace' here. View her TED X Talk here

SHOW NOTES

  • The one year anniversary of 'True Grit & Grace'
  • The impact it's had on all ages
  • Writing as healing therapy
  • The TED X Talk Experience
  • PACER & dealing with pain
  • Haters need love too
  • Community & Courage
  • Resilience
  • RAPID FIRE:
  • Healing
  • Acceptance
  • Strength
  • Gratitude
  • Faith
  • FUTURE

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