Global Game Jam weekend.

This past weekend,I was involved in the Global Game Jam for the Detroit area. It was super fun. I met some great people and slept very little but that’s pretty common with these type of events. It was actually quite similar to the 48 hour film challenge. I was able to help out some of the teams with music. I have a lot to learn but it’s pretty exciting to finally try scoring for games. Below are some shots from the weekend.

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Been a while since my last post…

I haven’t posted in a while. There are quite a few things happening in the new year. A choir concert(Light Cavalry), a game jam competition and a musical(Jesus Christ Super Star). Some of the prep for all of this is a bit slower since I have this dizziness issue that I can’t figure out but it’s not too much trouble…most of the time.

The pic I’ve included is from my last time playing at Kensington Community Church at Groves High School. I was able to use my new Strymon Timeline delay pedal. I have a lot to learn about this thing. Oh, guess I should show how cool it is…well, it’s gray in color.

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Guitar lesson fun…

I love teaching music! Tonight, my student Jacob kept calling a dorian scale ‘Delorean’ and then said ‘if we play a song at 88bpm, do we go back to the future? lol. He seemed to enjoy modes and the music theory behind it. Even though I like music theory, it’s not that much fun especially learning it as a kid but it is still so essential.

The pic below is from a few weeks ago while jamming over a blues progression. It was really fun. Jacob said it was really hard. lol. 🙂

Weekend…

Yesterday I played at Kensington Church in Birmingham. It was a great service. There was a change of pace in that the instrumentation was Euphonium, French Horn, Violin and acoustic guitar. I also played classical for the first tune with my buddy, Jeff Royer on Vocals. The stage looked pretty cool also. Here are some pics.

48 Hour National Film Challenge

Last week was my ninth 48 Hour National Film Challenge with Superhouse Pictures. We wound up doing a horror movie. It was fun.

I want to thank Cindy Lish for her fantastic vocals and Karen Danke for her fantastic cello. 🙂

I was pleasantly surprised at how cool the Electro Harmonix Bass Micro Synth I bought from Sweetwater performed. It sure made the process more creative than if I had to figure out how to play a keyboard synth.

I could write more but I’ll just post some pics until more behind-the-scenes footage is available.

Listening to playback with director, Greg Morrison.

Guys working while I go back to listen to my latest edit.

Karen getting ready to record cello. 🙂

Setting #1 EH Bass Microsynth.

Bass amp…

Whelp, I just bought a bass amp from my buddy John Miller, bassist for the Detroit based Ska band, the Insyderz. I’ve never owned a good amp but that doesn’t diminish the sadness of retiring my old Peavey amp mom bought for me when I was 15. It still works. That amp has been something I used in the band, Joy Unlimited when touring all over Michigan. I also used it for a more recent gig with the Detroit based pop group, Ooh Ahh but, it’s time to move on.

I now own a SWR 350x head and SWR Goliath II 4X10 cab. The cab is SUPER heavy. I’m still dialing in the tone but I’m getting there.

been a while…

I haven’t posted anything in a while so, here goes:

I’m working on a kids tv show…well, I’ve been doing that for a while but it slowed a bit. Now it has picked up again.

Prepping for the next 48 hour film challenge. (ref pic below)

Working more on an art show. Back to more western music(cue the banjo).

oh, and Zildjian cymbals are great. 🙂

and so is Native Instruments (Battery 3), as well as Pro Tools…seen being used in the pic below.

Saturday breakfast…

So, I actually got up and went to breakfast. I had a melody idea and figured I’d write it out while I ate. Still thinking about that art show and golf. I think I’m closer. We’ll see.

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