Saturday 17 January 2009

YouTube videos

My collaboration with Ben Hewlett has been developing visually these past few months. I recently bought a video camera and have shot a series of videos relating the Ben Hewlett Harmonica Course to which I've contributed all the recordings and most of the compositions. At present there are fourteen videos on YouTube outlining our nine CD/book packages plus a few free lessons and other interesting material including a short history of the harmonica. To check these videos out please go to PaulLennonUK
Musical developments feature the addition of a guitarist to my long standing duo with Howard Turner on tenor saxophone. The new player Ed is making a real difference to the material and I'll keep you in touch with developments.
Along with all this my teaching and composing continues unabated!

Wednesday 6 February 2008

New additions to

This week sees the addition of two new products on my site in the new associate composer/musician section.

The Paul Lennon showreel 2008 starts today with four current tracks - this will be expanded in the very near future.

The first of the albums is by John Goldman, a singer/songwriter, who is currently writing lyrics for not just one album but three that I'm composing the music for. His album is called Climbing by Starlight and features twelve self-penned songs. The download also comes with a pdf of the complete lyrics.

Howard Turner's band Ba-ba-da is the second of these albums available for download and this is a five-piece modern jazz band comprising Howard Turner - tenor sax, Geoff Castle - keyboards and vocals, Ric Morcombe - guitars, Rob Statham - bass, Clark Tracey - drums and Teena Lyle - percussion. Twelve compositions contributed by Geoff, Rob, Ric and Howard give this album a varied mix of styles.

Soon to be added to this site will be music resources, the first being a free pdf on How to Get Practising soon to be followed by books on rhythm, intervals and ear-training. I'm also preparing some books of piano and violin pieces for beginners.