The American Scholar asked me to contribute to their weekly online “Writing Lessons” column. I chose the secret of improvised music as revealed by Thelonious Monk–“Wrong is right”–with examples from guitarist John Abercrombie and pianist Kenny Werner.
If you like music + software and you haven’t played with the free, Web-based WolframTones, you should. I first saw it several years ago and I’m even more amazed by it now than I was then. As Web apps … Read more