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” ; )
A casa d’un drapaire
It’s been a long time since I’ve posted to my blog, but I do have a new arrangement that I would like to share with everyone. I arranged the guitar and violin music in response to a request from a member at scienceforums.net. Here is a link to the thread:
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 : )
Resolution (A minor)
As promised, I am posting new songs that I have written. This song is named “Resolution” because I made a New Years resolution to write more music this year, and so far I have kept to the promise I made to myself:
Once Upon A Dream
This is my first composition for the pipe organ, and I must say that it turned out far better than I expected. Of course, Bach’s music has influenced me the most, and I would like to think that he would approve of this song. I hope you all enjoy it as much as I do : )
G Minor Blues
As a way of expanding my horizons, I am experimenting with different styles of music. So, this is my first composition to use blues scales. The song begins with a classical style and transitions to blues.
I Will See You Again
I haven’t been able to spend much time with my boys, and I’ve been missing them a lot here lately. So, I wrote this song for them.
The Celestial Masquerade
This is a really beautiful song that was inspired by a good friend of mine.
Variations in C Minor
This is a very interesting piece of music. I took the theme from the beginning of the song, transposed it in key, and then varied the music.
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