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Will Chernoff here: thank you for signing-up. On Tuesday mornings, I'll write the free weekly article for you.

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How it works

One cool and convenient thing about this website is that there are no passwords; in the future, you can always log in by just typing in your email address (which is your 'username') -> you get emailed the login link -> you're logged in. Just wanted to single-out this feature before getting into the FAQs below.

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Some of my favourite free weekly articles to-date

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“Just go and build the band”: Sister Jazz Orchestra
An interview with Christian Morrison of Sister Jazz Orchestra

Getting started

How do I login to the website?

Hit the subscribe button that floats on the page, or use the navigation menu at the top of the page, and then hit "Sign in" on the menu that appears. Enter your email address. There are no passwords; authentication happens just with the emailed login link.

When you're logged in, the button in the navigation menu says "Account" instead of "Subscribe". In most browsers it's also black instead of orange.

Why is there a photo of me / a blank icon in the bottom-right of this page?

That means you're successfully logged-in. If you have a Gravatar photo associated with your email, my site sees that photo (but nothing else about you). If you don't, it shows a blank 'person' icon.

When you see the Rhythm Changes logo and the word "Subscribe", you're not logged-in.

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