Monthly Archives: April 2010

New Music coming

Hey there everyone I trust all is well in your world. I have a important anouncement to make concerning my music and website. Drum roll…………….

I will be adding on to the music page more of my songs that are more suitable for film and tv, documentaries and other things. I have been very busy which is a good thing but I think I need to share a more accurate portrait of my music abilities.

I have had a variety of my music placed all over the world and I thought you know I need to try and organize these clips to make them better attainable. As always I will continue to offer sample cd’s for all of you who have inquired I know how important it is for you to have the right cues for all of your productions. I have such a wide variety of songs I have placed on my website it is hard to classify everyone, but I think you can listen and get the idea of what I am trying to do.

I will continue to offer my music for anyone who needs it for custom work. If you need something custom made or scored I can create that special sound just for your project. Contact me and share examples of what you need or sound a likes, I will even custom edit songs on here for you if you would like. I can send you files over and edit them fairly quickly for you to help you stay on time and on budget.

Enjoy some new songs posted on the site. and remember to bookmark it because sometimes you may just want to relax and just kick back and enjoy the sounds while your working.

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The Power of music

I was thinking and jamming the other day, well maybe a bit more of the later but never the less. I was rocking to some old heavy metal jams from my wide collection of the best of yesterday and today. Although it is hard to find some of the same kick butt jams today that helped shaped yesterday into today.
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Anyways I was rocking and contemplating again the power of music and rock n roll in specific. Nothing really in all creation has the power to influence society, human nature or its condition than that of music. When your sad it can lift you, when your angry it can make you more angry, take you down memory lane where you may not want to revisit.

How many of you have listened to a song and remembered things that you may have once forgotten, or felt things that you have not felt in a long time? Now laying aside all of your ideas and thoughts about the power of the jam, think with me and ask yourself a very simple but deep question…why is it that it does that? Now pushing aside from the obvious look deeper. Why does music do this to you and me? What power is manipulating your heart and mind?

Now me myself I love music and I love that it has this force to change our hearts and motivate you. I would just hope that some of you my fellow rockers, musicians, and mystics would kindly share your thoughts with me on this topic. I am not saying anything bad or good just curious as to what you all think about it. I think it would make for good conversation. Share your thoughts,memories and what not.

Peace

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The “Hendrix Chord”

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Click above link look at this cool article from FENDER about Hendrix chord a sample here,
Such is the legend and influence of Jimi Hendrix that the man actually has a chord nicknamed after him. Imagine that. As far as we know, no other rock guitarist has been so honored.

Dubbed “the Hendrix chord” by the many guitarists who use it, it is an extended dominant 7th chord with an augmented (sharpened) ninth. This chord form got its nickname because it was a favorite of Hendrix, who did a great deal to popularize its use in mainstream rock music.

The most famous example of his use of it is the E7#9 chord around which his signature hit, “Purple Haze,” is built. One could argue convincingly that “Purple Haze” owes much of its sonic identity and appeal to its author’s choice of the more tonally colorful E7#9 chord voicing rather than a more straightforward E major or E7 chord.

“Purple Haze” starts with the mounting tension of its famously staccato tritone intro; a tension that is explosively released when the Experience launches into the body of the song with Hendrix blasting out a raw and aggressively bluesy E7#9 chord. The chord is also implied throughout “Foxy Lady.” Both it and “Purple Haze” were included on the U.S. version of the landmark debut album by the Jimi Hendrix Experience, 1967’s Are You Experienced. Later, Hendrix also used the chord on live versions of “Voodoo Child (Slight Return).”

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