Music has always been a huge part of my family’s heritage. My grandfather was a violinist in the Detroit Philharmonic and I grew up watching my father plays bluegrass on his fiddle. I even had the privilege of seeing my father perform at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, Tennessee when I was five. Most of my aunts, uncles, and cousins on my father’s side of the family play some form of instrument. My brother plays the guitar and I play the guitar and the piano.
I’ve been playing guitar for twenty years and I have played piano for fifteen years. I don’t play music everyday like I am suppose to, but I do practice at least three to four days a week. Music is an integral part of my being no different than the love I have for mathematics. The music I write is an expression of emotion that manifests itself into song which is truly the window into my soul and a reflection of how I feel.
I have decided to create this category in my blog so that I can share with you all the music that I love and the songs that I have written. I play classical music on the piano and metal on the guitar. The type of metal that I play is not what most people relate to the genre. Most of my influences comes from great guitarist such as Michael Angelo Batio, Yngwie Malmsteen, Joe Satriani, Steve Vai, and Eric Johnson. My favorite style of classical music is from the Baroque period and I am heavily influenced by the music of Johann Sebastian Bach.
So without further ado, I present to you all a few of my own compositions. Please be aware that I do not have the best recording software and even though I have tried my best to render my compositions using instruments that sound good, I am restricted by the quality of sounds that are available to me.
Arpeggios In E Minor
This is one of my warm-up riffs that I play on guitar. I wrote this song to help me practice my arpeggios.
Bound By Fate
This is a song that my brother and I wrote. My son, Maxx, who was five years old at the time is playing the drums : )
A Father’s Love
I wrote this lullaby for my two sons, Maxx and Adam. This is my one of my favorites.
In The Dark of Night
This is one of my romantic compositions. I wrote it for my ex-wife when we got married.
I wrote this song for a friend that helped me get through some of the hard times I faced after my divorce. Her name is Samantha. So I decided to name this one “Bewitched” ; )
I will post more of my music once I have rendered the compositions or have the time to record my jam sessions. I also plan to use the category to post tips on playing guitar and piano as well as lessons into music theory and composition. I hope you all have enjoyed the music : )
Please note that all music and articles are copyrighted.