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Deke's Universal Arrangement Critique

I'm frequently asked to look over an arrangement and offer my thoughts. I find an alarming number of my responses contain the same comments, the same thoughts. featureimage: 

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Quantity IS Quality

If you're in the mood for a little new year's motivation, I've got an essay for you that has been making the rounds. featureimage: 

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Lessons from Pentatonix

They're everywhere, and they make it look easy. Pentatonix has had many stumbling blocks in their path but you wouldn't know it from their rapid rise to fame and incessant viral buzz. featureimage: 

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Put Away Childish Things

We were all young once, and in our youth we dream big and expect the world. We traced drawings, played dress up and clowned around, as onlookers smiled approval. featureimage: 

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To The Young And The Hungry

I'm sitting on yet another plane, trying to arrange, and one train of thought leads to... WHAM. Dammit, now I need to write another blog. featureimage: