Interesting Links

/Interesting Links

Various interesting links I have stumbled upon on the web, with some occasional commentary.

May 2017

HCG Blog Home


Sometimes I like to write stuff. Sometimes I run into cool videos or articles online. Here's where I'll collect all of that randomness. Scroll through the posts below, or check out the "categories" to your right.

HCG Blog Home2017-05-11T23:22:06+00:00

Life in the Music Business


Must-read article on the music business, and what it's like for a typical musician to work as a full-time player. Written by Jeremy Gantz. This piece explains (in a very articulate way) what it's like for most musicians who are making a living in music, and addresses a lot of the misconceptions that "civilians" tend [...]

Life in the Music Business2018-03-09T07:26:10+00:00

Think all pop songs sound the same? Here’s why.


So I stumbled across this article today: This person ran an analysis of 1300 popular songs and found surprisingly little variation in their chord progressions.  On average, 75% of the chords in a typical pop song are the I, IV, and V chords.  Add in the minor ii, iii, and vi chords, and you're [...]

Think all pop songs sound the same? Here’s why.2018-03-09T07:26:10+00:00

Trey Anastasio Rig Rundown video


Most people who are interested in this sort of thing have probably seen the videos of Trey Anastasio giving a rundown of the guitar rig he plays through when on tour with Phish. Even if you're not necessarily a Phish fan, I think you'll find these videos absolutely fascinating. Part 1 Part 2 A few thoughts: [...]

Trey Anastasio Rig Rundown video2018-03-09T07:26:10+00:00

Phish Gear


Insanely detailed article about the various instruments played by the members of Phish over the years. I didn't write this...I just had the link saved on my computer, and can't remember where it came from. The author's name doesn't appear anywhere on the document. If you know, please contact me, and I'll gladly give credit [...]

Phish Gear2017-05-11T22:58:10+00:00

Tuck’s Law (Tuck Andress)


I lifted this piece directly from Tuck Andress’ website. It is hilarious! It’s basically a laundry list of all the ridiculous things that have gone wrong for Tuck at gigs in his life. I’m sure most professional musicians could come up with a similar list of their own, but it still probably wouldn’t be as funny as Tuck’s. The [...]

Tuck’s Law (Tuck Andress)2018-03-09T07:26:10+00:00

Jake Cinninger Interview (Umphrey’s McGee)


I'd have to say that Jake Cinninger might just be the best guitar player on the scene right now, at least in terms of raw skills.  Certainly one of the best, anyway. And a nice guy to boot, with virtually zero ego. I'm blown away by the breadth of this guy's skill set. He can [...]

Jake Cinninger Interview (Umphrey’s McGee)2018-03-09T07:26:11+00:00
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