The Musicians Online Handbook

Composition and Performance Defined

Some say that music models life. Sometimes it's the other way around.

A Unique Musical History

How did we get here? Where are we going? Music finally reveals its story.

Tools of the trade

What do I do now? Blow Strum Pick Slide Beat Rattle & Shake It To Death.

A Language All Our Own

What's the difference? A note is seen. A tone is heard. See the note. Play the tone.


Don't be misled. We'll play in any style, way, shape, or form but only if it's true.

everything has purpose

Pondering the meaning of it all? Even purpose has many definitions.

music video movies news

Just wandering around wondering? We don't mind giving you something to do. is not here to promote performers, artists, or labels. It is mostly for showcasing music and song. While in most cases the person is primary reason, we work for the song; to make it stand for something; give it direction and a meaningful message; to leave something of value in this messed up world.. if we can. We're bound to get dirty but somebody's gotta do it.

As a child still learning, one day I got frustrated at all the symbols and odd looking words staring at me that were so foreign, I ended up scratching my head. I came up with the idea of creating a publication that would make the process for musical students a tad easier. It would have to be as simple as our young minds so as to be absorbed quickly as well as outline all the complicated scribblings set before me. I wanted it compact yet thorough enough to carry us through our years of study and into performance. It had to be accurate and discernable. And so.. my idea grew and came to life in

Welcome to the site. It's growing each day little by little with much still to be added. Keep coming by. I've got so much to share with you guys and you with me that I can hardly wait. It's bound to be wild ride so let's dive right in >>

A Message From the Author - "Hi, I'm Tommy, star wisher and song creator. I make up songs on the fly, on a whim, or on a mood. I like listening to them and I like sharing them with others. My goal is to make sure that you get to hear it and get the message left. We're all in this mess together, at least I like to think that though often I feel alone. But I'm not alone. I have lots of help from another Creator. Obviously I'm no air traffic controller. We don't always agree on the right approach. But more times than not, He gets His way. I'm a sucker like that.. always giving in. In the end, another of the best of the best is born and we're both happy if you're happy, offering you hope, having you reflect, and perhaps saving a life in the process. God be with you."


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