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"Beautiful in every way. You're magic."
~ Stefanie M.
"Another great one! your voice sounds AWESOME- so clear and unrestrained. I really like it...I need to listen again."
~ Elizabeth L.
"On Tuesday evening I hooked up my iPad and played your songs through the outdoor speakers on the main deck and patio where we cooked and hosted a grill and supper by the lake for our employees. MASSIVE hit!!! Absolutely everyone loved your music. We had the entire bay to ourselves and the music rolled over the lake and filled the whole bay. We had a huge fire burning and the embers were sparkling up into the sky as your music was playing. It was perfect. It struck me that someone can create some music, release it into the World, and it lives on."
I love your ebook! It's worth the price for the rest stroke alone!
~ William H.
"Up late listening to music and as usual I'm drawn to your work. Just listened to All The Words again. I heard the geese tonight in the clouds. What to say? Geese bumps. What inspired you to write this? It's short! It's like getting a taste of something wonderful and then realizing that it's done just as you know that you want more!"
"YAY, Lauren! You did it! The whole thing sounds & looks fabulous!"
~ Elizabeth L.
"Up late listening to music and as usual I'm drawn to your work. Just listened to, "All The Words", again. I heard the geese tonight in the clouds. What to say? Geese bumps. ;o)"
~ Peter F.
"I just wanted to thank you for your time, energy, and encouragement during our private lessons and Beatles group courses a few years back. You were always quick with an encouraging word and I very much appreciated that. I've spent the last few years marinating in the lessons you imparted upon me and in many ways they helped me grow and develop self confidence as an artist and a human being. So thank you! I've always admired your dedication to your students, but also to your artistry and passions away from teaching."
~ Holden K.
"Congratulations Cuz. Love the cover art.
Love the video too- what a lot of work to produce all of this AND do all of the music from A to Z."
~ Debra (in RI)
"Thank you so much for coming all that way and doing such a wonderful job on my song! You have such a great attitude and are so fun and easy to work with. I love the different parts you came up with for the song. It really gives it a different sound. Looking forward to mixing it. Thanks again!"
~ Deborah G.
"Congratulations on your album! It's just amazing that you released this with so many credits to your name -- producer, mixer, photographer AS WELL AS composer and performer! You are very versatile as a composer, thoughtful and original as a lyricist, and of course capable and interesting as a performer."
Super clear, great tips I can actually use right now. I like that it accesses videos, very cool.
~ Barb O.
"This is very nice. I want to purchase Blast Of Love and Playing With the Pieces. Certainly a great way to start the new year with your inspiring music. :)"
~ Marina (in Brazil)
"Fabulous! Congratulations, Lauren! Can hardly wait to hear ~ Best CD cover art and layout I've seen yet...on this planet, no less!"
~ Cynthia C. (Portsmouth, NH)
"What a cool CD cover!!! I listened to the Blast of Love and recognized some landscapes in your Youtube video. Congratulations. Your voice is so lovely."
~ Kristina (neighbor)
"CDs arrived today, Blast sounds great so far, looking forward to listening to all the music."
~ Blathnaid a.k.a. Bravery Girl (in Dublin Ireland)
"So much to say about Blast. Listening now. I've got goose :-) - I mean geese bumps - when I heard the drums in "Let the Music Begin". Your drumming sounds like Ringo ! It's like you have Ringo guesting. And the subtle banjo and then accordion is perfection - I think that's what I'm hearing. The sound of waves and the seagulls in Sea Road is transcendent...I'm off the scale excited by Blast of Love. Cheers and thanks Lauren, you're magic! I'll get back to you with more on Blast. It's amazing."
~ Peter ( in Arkansas)
I didn't think I'd ever get the hang of using a pick, but I've gotten better right away. Every little bit of time makes a huge difference.
~ Steve M.
Author Archives: L Pass
It’s an honor to be mentioned here in such great musician company. Plus I loved the film, Music of the Heart with Meryl Streep. SO cool. 10 female music professors that inspire us
1. Where did you grow up? Paramus, NJ. I had the best guitar teacher, Lou Sabini, who introduced me to superb guitarists like Johnny Smith, Buddy Fite, Tal Farlow, and wrote out chord melodies to standards and gave me a … Continue reading
Create meaning everyday. Do your thing – practice, write, play, record. Make yourself proud. Learn to set your intonation and play in tune. Each string has to be balanced at the 12th fret so the guitar is in tune with … Continue reading
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‘Cause It’s Love words & music: L Pass, 2015, January At a theater in the Bronx, kissing through the show. They happened so deliciously, missing Ivanhoe. They would soothe and inspire, speak gentle fire Kindle sweet desire to be together. At … Continue reading
I have three dachshunds, 3 yrs old, 8 yrs old and 12 yrs old. They all eat Nature’s Instinct dry, wet, and raw food & omega caps. They are very healthy, and super fun. But my little man, Romeo 8 yrs … Continue reading
Video Blog: Welcome to Pass’ Words Lauren on CBS Sunday Morning Smoothie! Harrifest 2014 New Projects To London This is a close up video of me playing the song, What Are You Doing The Rest of Your Life: Song Demo … Continue reading
Master guitarist, Lauren Passarelli has been a guitar professor at Berklee College of Music since 1984. • She’s an entertaining Performing Songwriter, • Beatles’ Expert • Creativity & Technology Clinician • Recording Engineer • Music Producer & Music Arranger • … Continue reading
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Questions for Lauren, by Robin Stone Bolstered By Blue and many other tunes on this record have arrangements that are very complex, with multiple backing vocal parts and various instruments coming in and out. How do you go about composing … Continue reading
On Mar 14, 2012, at 12:47 PM, Jordan Lucero wrote: Thank you! I loved reading all of your answers! Hey Lauren, I have to do an interview for my professional development seminar and I was wondering if you could answer … Continue reading
For Fab Four fan, it gets better all the time Thursday, April 28, 2011 LAST UPDATED: THURSDAY APRIL 28, 2011, 11:18 AM BY BRYAN WASSEL TOWN NEWS STAFF WRITER A former Paramus resident has accomplished a series of firsts at … Continue reading
We’re busy people. You may have always wanted guitar lessons but don’t know to fit them in & get there during regular hours. Online lessons are your ticket to the music. You can set something up with me over the … Continue reading
I’ve always gotten a kick out of learning songs & guitar parts deeply to sound like the recordings that I loved. That was my measure of how well I knew the music & how … Continue reading
Steve Gorman (Black Crowes drummer) wrote this a while back in response to a fan letter: Quote: Ringo Starr’s drumming is infallible, untouchable, and he is quite simply the greatest drummer in the history of rock ‘n’ roll music. So, … Continue reading
Don’t ask yourself what the world needs. Ask yourself what makes you come alive, and then go do it, Because what the world needs is people who have come alive. ~ Harold Thurman Whitman
There’s every reason on earth to enjoy the creative things you enjoy as often as you choose to. We see ourselves in definitive ways & at various times or ages in our lives we allow ourselves to have & be … Continue reading
I think there is something necessary & life giving about creative work. A state of excitement. And it is like a faucet: nothing comes unless you turn it on and the more you turn it on, the more comes. But … Continue reading
Wavicles By Greg Arney11. November 2009 18:04 My first guitar teacher at college, Lauren Passarell, taught me a number of things that I am still learning years after the fact. After carefully eyeing my picking hand, she faulted it for … Continue reading
Knowledge speaks, wisdom listens. When I listen, I can hear whether my students are ready to absorb what I have to offer. First I need to know they believe in their ability and, at the same time, that they’re willing … Continue reading
To charm, to strengthen & to teach. These are the 3 great chords of might. Written on the outside of Harvard University’s Music building.
We have been taught that we need to work for a living. And that we keep the things we love to do as our hobbies. Has it ever struck you that this is distorted and weird? Have you ever wondered … Continue reading
You go forth from time to time, place to place, open & eager for all you can feast upon, dancing with words to have the resources to peal through for things to sing, songs to write, thoughts to share.
We’re asking you to trust in the Well-being. In optimism there is magic. In pessimism there is nothing. In positive expectation there is thrill and success. In pessimism or awareness of what is not wanted, there is nothing. What you’re … Continue reading
“The doctor of the future will give no medicine, but will interest his patients in the care of the human body, in diet, and in the cause and prevention of disease.” – Thomas Edison