Joseph appears (as well as many) in the new book by author Jerry Grillo titled, The Music and Mythocracy of Col. Bruce Hampton: A Basically True Biography. JPM has several quotes and stories shared within the pages of the amazing work by Jerry Grillo from Joseph's four years touring with Col. Bruce Hampton & The Fiji Mariners.
You can purchase this book on Amazon.
Col. Bruce Hampton was a charismatic musical figure who launched and continued to influence the jam band genre over his fifty-plus years performing. Part bandleader, soul singer, storyteller, conjuror, poet, preacher, comedian, philosopher, and trickster, Col. Bruce actively sought out and dealt in the weird, wild underbelly of the American South. The Music and Mythocracy of Col. Bruce Hampton is neither a true biography in the Boswellian sense nor a work of cultural studies, although it combines elements of both. Even as biographer Jerry Grillo has investigated and pursued the facts, this life history of Col. Bruce reads like a novel―one full of amazing tales of a musical life lived on and off the road.
Grillo’s interviews with Hampton and his bandmates, family, friends, and fans paint a fascinating portrait of an artist who fostered some of the best music ever played in America. Grillo aims not so much to document and demystify the self-mythologizing performer as to explain why his fans and friends loved him so dearly. Hampton’s family history, his place in Atlanta and southeastern musical history, his significant friendships and musical relationships, and the controversies over personnel in his Hampton Grease Band over the years are all discussed. What emerges is a portrait of a P. T. Barnum of the musical world, but one who included his audience and invited them through the tent door to share his inside joke, with plenty of joy to go around.
From the brand new jazz etude collection called HolidayTudes. This New Ebook Collection from Bebop Boot Camp CEO Kenyon Carter is now available for all instruments. Click this link to download your free holidaytude and playalong today.
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Today October 22, 2013, Apple released Mavericks 10.9. This new OS update now includes “iBooks“. With the addition of the free ibooks app on your desktop computer, JPM’s “Read Music” enhanced book is now available for all computers.
“Read Music” was originally released specifically for the iPad as an interactive ebook. With the addition of OS X Mavericks and iBooks, you can now experience this 250+ page enhanced ebook directly on your home computer (as well as iPad, iPhone, Laptop).
Whether your a seasoned pro or a beginning musician, this enhanced interactive book is exactly what you’ve been looking for in learning how to read music. From basic elements to advanced concepts, this comprehensive 250 page book is filled with hundreds of audio examples, exercises, etudes and interactive self-tests designed specifically for the iPad and iBooks (Desktop Computer) and sold exclusively at iTunes. “Read Music” is written by Blue Canoe Recording artist, Joseph Patrick Moore. As a touring and recording artist, Joseph knows the importance of being a good reader and having this powerful skill set in your musical toolbox. JPM offers his diverse experience, sage wisdom and thoughtful insight in a well thought out, step by step approach in becoming a prolific reader and competent musician.
The 39 Chapters include: Key Signatures, Rhythm Study, All Note Types, Simple/Compound Time Signatures, Syncopation Study, Ledger Lines, Reading in all 12 keys, Cycle Of Fifths, Reading Chord Charts, Chromaticism, Dynamics, Common/Advanced Terms, Double Stops, Sight Singing, Sight Reading Checklist, Complex Melodies, Intervals, JPM Excerpts, Advanced Solo Compositions and so much more.
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Indie Artist/Producer Handbook – 3rd Edition – Now Only $4.99 – iPad/Kindle/Nook/Reader
Indie Artist Producer Handbook is an electronic book (ebook) that is designed for all musical artists, bands, composers, arrangers, engineers and producers regardless of skill or current level of success. With over 100 pages of advice, tips, links and proven methods to help you succeed in achieving an overall balance between art and business.
Now in its 3rd Edition and available for only $4.99.
Available at the following:
* JPM Official Store
* Apple Bookstore – iPad
* Amazon – Kindle
* Barnes and Noble – Nook
Co-written by: Buzz Amato (Curtis Mayfield) and Joseph Patrick Moore.
ORIGINAL POST BY: Joseph Patrick Moore
Years ago I scribbled several quotes that really effected my outlook on music, creativity and life. Recently, I found this paper of quotes in a shoebox of memories. While I do not know the author, I thought it was worth blogging/posting and sharing this:
"Be brave enough to live creatively. The creative is the place where no one else has ever been. You have to leave the city of your comfort and go into the wilderness of your intuition. You cannot get there by bus, only by hard work, risking and not quite knowing what you are doing. What you will discover will be wonderful - yourself."- author unknown
“Indie Artist/Producer Handbook” – “Surviving and Thriving in the Digital Revolution”
Blue Canoe Digital releases a co-authored ebook by JPM and Platinum music producer/Curtis Mafield alumni, Buzz Amato. This ebook is designed for all musical artists, bands, composers, arrangers, engineers and producers regardless of skill or current level of success. With over 100 pages of advice, tips, links and proven methods to help one succeed in achieving an overall balance between art and business.
Check it out today.
Indie Artist/Producer Handbook
Today Blue Canoe Digital is releasing an ebook (downloadable electronic book)that I had the pleasure of co-authoring with famed Curtis Mayfield alumni and platinum producer, Buzz Amato.
It was a pleasure and an honor to work and compile my musical experiences for the Indie Artist/Producer Handbook. This ebook is designed for all artists, bands, composers, arrangers, engineers and producers regardless of skill or current level of success. The focus of this book is about taking control of one’s destiny, sharing your gifts and helping to achieve an overall balance between art and business.
Preview from book: (page 9)
When I was first approached about contributing to this book, I had reservations about being a part of this collaboration. While I admired and respected my fellow coauthor and while I was extremely honored to be considered for this book, I thought, “What am I going to write about?” “What do I have to offer in terms of information about surviving in the twenty-first century digital revolution?”
I started reflecting on my experiences and my growth both as a player and person and I realized that maybe I could offer a few opinions and advice to those trying to keep up with surviving in the twenty first century. I realized that from the time when I started working on my first independent CD ten years ago, that the music business has dramatically changed with the dawn of the digital age and the world wide web. In order to keep up with the ever evolving entertainment industry, I’ve had to reevaluate my mission and game plan many times in the last decade. I concluded that yes, maybe I could offer a few words of encouragement to those that want to share their music with a global audience but feel overwhelmed at where to begin.
In this twenty first century, artists/musicians/performers have to wear so many hats in order to survive, especially if you haven’t had a “hit” recording or don’t have a record deal. If you are an independent artist, It isn’t just about making music anymore, it’s also about learning how to share your sounds in this new global marketplace. The world wide web has made anything you dare to dream possible and even a reality. It is possible for an independent artist such as yourself to reach out and share your music with a global network of fans and industry at the click of your fingertips. From the planning stages of evaluating who you are and where you are going, to promoting your music, to hiring a team of professionals, to creating a synergy of your music and gifts. In my portion of this book, I will be offering advice based on my experiences with what works and what doesn’t work, things to consider and an overall balance between art and business.
** Now in its Third Edition (2011) with updates. Download your copy today.