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  • It’s August! It’s Hot?
    No one in Georgia is surprised… leastwise no one who was raised in Georgia. Minimal progress on the album – the start of the new school year at the Day Job always consumes inordinate amounts of time and energy and braincells. I’m hoping to get cranked up on “The Meeting” this week. Meanwhile, I ran across an ...
  • “The Meeting” – more pix
    Here are a couple more pictures from recording the first section of “The Meeting”. I used a mid-side setup to give me flexibility when mixing. It’s something I’ve been using for several years, but mostly for live recording. Recording the Meeting – for Tom Rule’s album “The Week Begins” Mid-side mic setup fro “The Meeting” That’s a Cascade large ...
  • “The Meeting”
    “The Meeting” is the latest track I’m working on from the next album . If you were ever curious what it looks ...
  • The Week Begins – an update
    An update on The Week Begins, the next album by Tom Rule.
  • It’s Goodnight, not Goodbye – sheet music
    The final track from the CHRISTmas album is now available in sheet music, so you can play it yourself. You can get digital copies from JW Pepper, Sheet Music Direct, and Sheet Music Plus. Would you like a professionally printed copy? Click on the JW Pepper link below. Sheet Music Direct Sheet Music Plus JW Pepper It’s ...
  • A Mighty Fortress, SATB Choral arrangement
    ” Jesus Loves Me This I know, For the Bible tells me so…Little ones to him belong……I am weak but He is…… A Mighty Fortress Is Our God”. Thus begins a new arrangement of the Martin Luther hymn “A Mighty Fortress”, for SATB choir and Piano. This takes the familiar hymn and adds in sonic ...
  • Isn’t it time for some CHRISTmas music?
    So Thanksgiving is over – NOW we can start listening to Christmas music….. rather, CHRISTmas music. Fill out the form below and you’ll get a copy of the title track from my album “It Should Be Called CHRISTmas”. It’s a fun bit o’ music that captures the Christmas morning hubbub with small kids in the house ...
  • Happy Thanksgiving!
    Here’s some Thanksgiving music to enjoy – from an appearance on one of our local TV stations back in 2014 – We Gather Together is from the CHRISTmas album. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VlOzwf9DXhE Tom Rule performing We Gather Together, from the album “It Should Be Called CHRISTmas”
  • One Handed Trios? [Yes, FIVE of them]
    One Handed Trios are a series of three-line short piano pieces I’ve used in my teaching over the years. I finally got around to officially publishing them – the first 5 are available on SheetMusicDirect and SheetMusicPlus. They look a little odd when you first glance at them – three lines of music. So are they for a soloist? ...
  • Have fun playing some new Sheet Music
    One of the Projects this year is to work through a backlog of projects, including several pieces I have written or arranged over the years. The first-fruits of organizing the several terabytes of data scattered over several hard drives is that I have found several files I ...
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