Author Archives: Hank

About Hank

Welcome to the blog on the website of Hank Hehmsoth. Here you'll find many and varied writings of Hank Hehmsoth, from opinions, to articles and videos from related topics, and last but not least, his music. Hank frequently gives readings and talks in the Austin/San Marcos area as well as the rest of the country. If you are a creative composer or music professor and are interested in Hank teaching a master class on improvisation, composition, and related topics, such as jazz piano and harmony, at your college or university, contact him directly.

Graduate Jazz Piano Techniques class 2014

Graduate Jazz Piano Techniques class – these guys rock! well… they swing too! — TxState Jazz Studies Fall 2014 pic.twitter.com/wVzoD1HMr5 — Hank Hehmsoth (@HankHehmsoth) September 16, 2014 with Jerry Espinoza, Sam Thrasher, Ben Triesch, Brian Christensen, Nicholas Tozzo, Bjorn Johnson … Continue reading

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The Role Of College Teaching In The Life of A Creative Musician

The Role Of College Teaching In The Life of A Creative Musician http://t.co/y71U7tQFWL by Payton MacDonald pic.twitter.com/st2XVIlVLJ — NewMusicBox (@newmusicbox) September 10, 2014

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Trainer/Clinician for the Army – School of Music & Air Force Band

a week presenting and performing w professional Army and Air Force career musicians as a trainer/clinician, sponsored by the Dept. of Defense – DOD a week w professional Army and Air Force career musicians as a trainer/clinician, care of the … Continue reading

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I’m in the Army now

Well, for a week. I was guest clinician/trainer at Fort Eustis, Virginia with the US Army School of Music, & the US Air Force band attending. I worked with adult professional career musicians on: Secrets of Success Innovative Practice Techniques Contemporary … Continue reading

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@JazzEdNet convention Jan 6, 2015 with the premiere tentet TimesTen from Austin WOW!

Very honored to perform at the @JazzEdNet convention Jan 6, 2015 with the premiere tentet “TimesTen” from Austin WOW! pic.twitter.com/S9l2t8vWNo — Hank Hehmsoth (@HankHehmsoth) July 13, 2014

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New Jazz: Pushing its Boundaries with Harmonic, Metric, and Instrumental Devices

This is an online paper I presented at the Atiner Athens Greece 5th Annual International Conference on Visual and Performing Arts 2-5 June 2014. It is excerpted here with examples and audio. ABSTRACT This paper will explore devices used by musicians/composers Bob … Continue reading

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Music Braille Code

I joined a U.S. government-sponsored exchange program to distribute Braille Music Notation Guides (both printed and in Braille) among Latin American Universities and libraries. The guides, music examples, exercises, and a double CD with recorded examples will expand the access … Continue reading

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Sir Noël Coward

“Wit is like caviar – it should be served in small portions and not spread about like marmalade.” “Extraordinary how potent cheap music is.” “Work is much more fun than fun.” “We have no reliable guarantee that the afterlife will … Continue reading

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Mozart

Today is the birthday of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, born in Salzburg, Austria (1756). By the age of five, he was proficient at the violin and piano and had begun composing. In his short lifetime, he composed more than 600 works … Continue reading

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Mercy

Mercy by Stephen Dunn The music was fidgety, arch, an orchestral version of twang. Welcome to atonal hell, welcome to the execution of a theory, I kept thinking, thinking, thinking. I hadn’t felt a thing. Was it old fashioned of … Continue reading

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