Saturday, January 21, 2012

The brain of a musician?

Heard something quite interesting.

Did you know that when nonmusicians are played music, the creativity side of their brain is stimulated; while when musicians are played music, the logic and analyzation part of their brain is stimulated?

Sit on that for a bit. It can very well help how you write/compose/arrange your next song.

Monday, January 16, 2012

It is what it is

This picture of the guitar and I just sums up my relationship with music perfectly enough

It's an obsession

It's a drive

It's an adoration

It's a painful fascination

It's a beautiful insanity

Friday, January 13, 2012

Low vocals

Sometimes when I have nothing to do, I like to go online and make rants.

Or look like an idiot.

Or both.

This is one of those instances where I have successfully combined the two.

Distorted violin demo

Hello there.

I play violin.

I love rock/metal.

I love distortion.

And I love to rock out.


Tuesday, January 10, 2012


Today, I completed my first day of my second Berklee course, "Music Production Analysis". I have to say, Berklee, you certainly have not let me down. 

While I don't want to reveal everything learned in school (as I have a fear they'd hunt me down, kill me, or lock me up and force me to listen to the freshman violinists year after year), a striking quote did come across that I felt pretty compelled to share with everyone here. 

"Don't let studying music destroy your love for it."

Wow. Take a moment to let that sink in.
(Unless you're unlike me and totally unaffected by quotes - then get out!)

This almost happened to me in my life, many times. 

I will share how and why in the coming months on my blog, here, to you. But for now, lets just say I fight against the forces in my brain everyday that want to go dull, that don't want to sing, that don't want to play, and that want to make the melody stop. 

You should, too. You never know where it may take you.

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Time to hit the books again

The day has come - my winter term at Berklee Music Online has begun.

"Music Production Analysis" will be the second class I've taken from Berklee College of Music Online. Last term (fall term), I took Desktop Music Production. The course was actually quite good. I learned, got a lot out of it, and met a lot of awesome people.
(My certificate program is in producing and writing)

I will post a weekly blog talking about my experience with this second Berklee Course, and at some point, I'll post some of my audio work from the first course.

I would reccomend Berklee to anyone. It is hands down, a fantastic school. The online programs are user friendly, interactive, and easy to understand. The navigation of the site is not difficult, nor is the objective of the lessons. However, I promise, you will learn. :-)

Monday, January 2, 2012


It is great to meet you.

I am going to guess that by stumbling upon my blog, you are musically inclined, musically involved, or musically enslaved somehow. I am all three.

I loved music as a child. I've always heard it in my head, felt it in my fingertips, and had it pressing at my tongue. It flows through me, day and night, wanting to explode right out of my flesh and mind.

One day, in my young teen years, I made a conscious decision to go for it.

Music, that is.

So join me, on my journey. Let's all have some fun, break down, and break it back around again.