Joe SamuelI am a Musical Director specialising in comedy and improvisation. I also teach piano, Music Technology and theory. I am developing my system of music analysis called SeeChord I live in Brighton with my wife and two children and am generally very happy with my lot.
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I have added a load of new podcasts to the podcast page: Podcasts Please listen, enjoy and give me your feedback!
Here is my latest music podcast about modulations. Where and when to use them and how to create convincing key changes. The Modulation
Here is the first podcast in a series I am going to produce. It is an excerpt of a larger show that explores how music is constructed, starting with the basic tones of consonance and dissonance, and exploring how these … Continue reading
This is the very first podcast about musical comedy improvisation that I have done with Heather, my musical improv partner in crime. Please listen and let us know what you think. Also watch this space for my how music works … Continue reading
Just returned from an amazing break in Madeira with the family, both old and young. We were fortunate enough to take a trip around the island on a day where there was cloud cover. I have not spent much time … Continue reading
Last night’s Maydays show at the Komedia was a fine example of how an audience can make a show take off. The studio bar was bulging not only with people, but with a warm excitement, a radiant benevolence for … Continue reading
Hello all, Here is a look at the ubiquitous “Giant Steps” by John Coltrane. It is one of the first pieces of music I ever analysed using SeeChord and I can safely say I have never seen another chart like … Continue reading
It’s been a fantastic run of gigs and general improv life this week. Maydays were at the Miller (pub near London Bridge that is fast becoming the London home of improv) on Tuesday, trying out our new Confessions! Show. The … Continue reading
Here is my analysis of the chord progressions in “Stairway to Heaven”. Let me know if you have learnt anything! Stairway to Heaven analyzed by Joe Samuel