Its evident from hearing the jazz big band works of composer, arranger, conductor and trombonist Henry Wolking’s debut album on Big Round Records, IN SEA, that he effectively mixes complexity with simplicity in his jazz harmonies and colorful orchestrations that make for an exciting and memorable listening experience. The inspired solo work of band members and guest artists add to the sincere and fresh cosmopolitan character of the recording.
Oli Herbert, a founding member and primary songwriter of the melodic metal band All That Remains, designed this program with Rock House to give aspiring metal guitarists insight into song writing and lead playing. In Level 1 he reveals the chords, inversions and voicings he uses to create the rhythm progressions and write songs. Learn techniques such as muted picking, string skipping and tapping. He teaches how he uses arpeggios, sweep picking, pedaling and pivoting as both lead and rhythm techniques. Oli shares his personal workout routines and much more. The included backing tracks from original All That Remains recordings allow you to apply what you learn and put you at the center of ground breaking sound.
Five By Design’s signature harmonies have withstood the test of time in a career that stands out on America’s musical landscape, spanning more than twenty years. This nationally-acclaimed vocal ensemble has been the choice of symphony orchestras and performing art centers delighting hundreds of thousands.
On esko we go on a musical journey across Europe to the extraordinary land of Bohemia (popularly known as esko, but officially means Czech), the homeland of two composers we have come to love so much. It doesn't seem to matter that we hardly know their country: the indescribable energy of the music, with its folk melodies and harmonies, revealing the essence of a nation steeped in a deep cultural history, takes us there instantly.