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Dell Hake

Discussion in 'EIS Discussion' started by Craig Sharmat, Aug 10, 2017.

  1. I'm sorry to report the passing of Dell Hake. Dell was currently EIS's most ardent supporter and helper to anyone and everyone. Dell was the only person Spud trusted to extend the course and was the author of the post graduate course.

    His credits are numerous and he touched many of Hollywoods best.

    I studied some of the post graduate course with Dell and he was as gentle a human being as i have met. I have limited conducting skills but what I know Dell taught me.

    This is a huge loss for the EIS family. Thoughts go out to the Hake family.
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  2. Frederick Russ

    Frederick Russ Founder Emeritus

    So sorry to hear this, Craig. I didn't know him. But the little I've studied of EIS has literally changed my life and my approach. Perhaps the best way to honor Dell is to carry on his memory by forwarding his legacy.
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  3. Aquatone

    Aquatone Senior Member

    Jan 29, 2009
    My condolences to his family. Dell was one of the greats. Not just in music but as a person. Huge loss for sure but he will live on in many ways.
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  4. jsaras

    jsaras Senior Member

    Oct 12, 2007
    North Hills, CA
  5. Farkle

    Farkle Senior Member

    Dec 20, 2008
    Philadelphia, PA
    Oh, this is sad. My condolences to his family, and the EIS "senior guard". I've heard great stories about him from you, Craig. :(

  6. jim2b

    jim2b Senior Member

    Aug 28, 2009
    R.I.P. Dell, and my condolences to his family and all whose life he touched.

  7. leogardini

    leogardini Senior Member

    Certainly a huge loss for EIS community. We will miss Dell Hake!
  8. Ale8ory

    Ale8ory Member

    Jul 28, 2012
    Dell was a friend and mentor to me for many years. He graciously took me along to Simpsons sessions and taught me more than I'd ever known about Finale and orchestration. It's a devastating loss. He was a very good man.
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  9. careyford

    careyford Senior Member

    Dec 13, 2006
    Houston, TX
    RIP Dell. Frederick, that's a great idea. If any help is needed to put materials together or anything, I'm happy to help.
  10. marco berco

    marco berco Member

    Dec 29, 2006
    Paris France
    It is with a great sorry I heard that Dell passed away. It is a very great loss for his family so as for the community. I have been a longtime an E.I.S. student with David Blumberg who too passed away some years ago and both were among the EIS backbones. Rest in peace, Dell.
  11. jonathanparham

    jonathanparham Senior Member

    Jun 7, 2005
    New Orleans, LA
  12. douggibson

    douggibson Senior Member

    Jan 9, 2016
    I had the good fortune of spending about 2, perhaps 3 years studying with Dell. Super nice person.
    Really was like an island of sanity hanging out talking music with him.

    Thank you for letting us know Craig. He really was a great person as well as a composer. Sigh.
  13. douggibson

    douggibson Senior Member

    Jan 9, 2016
    I was just thinking, and this is just a free thought association:

    Dell let me record our lessons, and I still have the audio recordings of his demonstrating and explaining some
    of the lessons. Is there value in making small snippets of this available for Lilith or whomever runs the website now.
    I know he was extremely grateful to Spud, and the EIS "method".

    If not appropriate, then of course I will keep them to myself. It just seems there is always such "oddness" when people ask about EIS, and if nothing else for those who have done the lessons could be of interest.

    Just grateful for my time getting to know him, and his help.

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