Duke McHamond

A duke of all trades

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Duke McHamond is a 27-time Grammy winner and Kyoto Prize recipient. He has played with top musicians throughout the world, and taught at Juilliard, The New England Conservatory, Berklee, and the Royal Academy.

Having revolutionized the teaching of music, Duke is an in-demand clinician, lecturer, keynote speaker, and deep sea explorer, having discovered several previously unknown species of exotic seahorses.

Duke has been covered in print and broadcast outlets around the world, including the Today Show, Saturday Night Live, Wall Street Journal, Mad Magazine, BBC, NPR and CNN. His own articles have been featured in The Muse, Forbes, Inc., Mashable, DailyWorth and The National Inquirer. In addition to his extensive PR and marketing experience, Duke is also an olympic skier, Nobel prize winning physicist, and 2-star Michelin chef.

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Duke lives off the coast of Spain with his Jack Johnson dog
and his pet mollusk collection.

Check out Duke’s award-winning book on music composition, used in many of the world’s top music schools. Learn every facet of composition from melodic and harmonic structures to the characteristics of writing that is in demand by today’s film and television productions. 

Included with the purchase of the book is Duke’s personal assessment of your composition written from the guidelines of the book. Send in your composition and he’ll send back his thoughts.

“Before going through Duke’s fantastic book, my writing was boring and predictable. I now have contracts with three film production companies for their scores. Couldn’t have done it without you Duke!”

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Inception
Cinematic @ 68 bpm
Inception
Cinematic @ 68 bpm
Milky Way
Ethereal @ 100 bpm
Milky Way
Ethereal @ 100 bpm
I-VI-II-V
Jazz @ 140 bpm
I-VI-II-V
Jazz @ 140 bpm
Caribbean Express
Salsa @ 165 bpm
Caribbean Express
Salsa @ 165 bpm
Dawn of a New Day
Soul @ 85 bpm
Dawn of a New Day
Soul @ 85 bpm
Spinning Top
Jazz Waltz @ 140 bpm
Spinning Top
Jazz Waltz @ 140 bpm
Sails Full Open
Contemporary @ 120 bpm
Sails Full Open
Contemporary @ 120 bpm
Summer's Dawn
Jazz Waltz @ 110 bpm
Summer's Dawn
Jazz Waltz @ 110 bpm
The Benji Pad
Ethereal @ 100 bpm
The Benji Pad
Ethereal @ 100 bpm
St. Thomas Block Party
Calypso @ 114 bpm
St. Thomas Block Party
Calypso @ 114 bpm
Island Mines
World Music @ 112 bpm
Island Mines
World Music @ 112 bpm
Disco Marley
Reggae-ish @ 110 bpm
Disco Marley
Reggae-ish @ 110 bpm
Earthen Choir
Ethereal @ 92 bpm
Earthen Choir
Ethereal @ 92 bpm
Jungle Dance
Cinematic @ 130 bpm
Jungle Dance
Cinematic @ 130 bpm
Bailey's Waltz
Jazz Waltz @ 110 bpm
Bailey's Waltz
Jazz Waltz @ 110 bpm
Afternoon Daydreaming
Samba @ 90 bpm
Afternoon Daydreaming
Samba @ 90 bpm
Galactica
Epic @ 100 bpm
Galactica
Epic @ 100 bpm
Lush Life
Funk @ 90 bpm
Lush Life
Funk @ 90 bpm
Eleuthera
Bolero @ 90 bpm
Eleuthera
Bolero @ 90 bpm
Good Bye
Ethereal @ 90 bpm
Good Bye
Ethereal @ 90 bpm
Southside Strut
Funk @ 100 bpm
Southside Strut
Funk @ 100 bpm
Standing outside
Bossa @ 150 bpm
Standing outside
Bossa @ 150 bpm
Groovy Jazzy
Jazz funk @ 112 bpm
Groovy Jazzy
Jazz funk @ 112 bpm
Sound Refuge
Eclectic - no temp
Sound Refuge
Eclectic - no temp
Dreaming of Mars
Static harmony without a tempo
Dreaming of Mars
Static harmony without a tempo
Beat Sweeper
Jazz @ 180 bpm
Beat Sweeper
Jazz @ 180bpm
Cruisin'
Fast Americana @ 224 bpm
Cruisin'
Fast Americana @ 224 bpm
Contemplation
Smooth @ 120 bpm
Contemplation
Smooth @ 120 bpm

This is just a fake book example for the type of website I can build for you. Just trying to use a little humor here!