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C is for “Coda”

Posted in A to Z with tags , , , , , on July 8, 2008 by Andy

Musicians (especially those who read music) know instantly what a coda is… it’s sort of a “final ending” that usually differs a bit from the rest of the piece. The “bullseye/crosshairs” coda sign is easy to find when you’re sight-reading your way through an unfamiliar chart on a gig (good thing!).coda symbol In playing popular music, I’ve heard it more often called an “outro” (as opposed to an intro)… a section of the tune that has a slightly different feel than the rest of the song, or one that “puts a bow on it.” Continue reading

Powerpop News!

Posted in Album, Artist with tags , , , , , on March 11, 2008 by Andy

Good news, powerpop fans — Roger Manning Jr. has a new album ready to drop on March 19. For those who don’t know RMJr., he’s a fantastic keyboardist, singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist. If you’ve heard any Jellyfish (the alpha and omega of modern powerpop, IMO), you know his work. Continue reading