George Martin (producer for the Beatles)
Frank Sinatra, Jr.
This isn't going to be the last blog post about the major losses that music has taken this year. 2016 has definitely been shaken with musician angels earning their wings.
There's been a lot of conversation online about making sure we don't let the purity of real musicianship die along with our dearly departed like Michael Jackson, Whitney, David Bowie, Maurice White, the list goes on.
But one important thing to remember is that, there are a ton of artists who are still dedicated to giving us pure and real musicianship. But we have to not just support them, but teach our history better - in music and in society. We also should make sure we are doing our best to support the individuals who are still here to provide a real legacy. I'm not even trying to knock the artists who are more of a brand than an artist, but I'm just saying, MUSIC MATTERS.
Don't let the current generation grow up without them understanding why music theory and composition is so important even though much of our music is done in a simpler way now. Computers and technology are one thing, but there's a huge difference between DIGITAL versus the ANALOG experience. Meaning: you can't truly replace the human quality of instruments being played compared to be mimicked. (I could go on about this forever, but I'll save that for a later post)
Somebody said we need to bubble wrap Stevie Wonder. I'm fully in agreement with this.