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I am not currently trying to audition people for these bands. Distant Glory is kind of being put on hold right now.
(Don't take that 'Years playing music: 1' in the 'More info' section seriously. That figure is meant to be regarding Art Deco and Distant Glory as bands, and it seems to have been the lowest and best option available at the time. It may have been the best option that I could have chosen for that, even though it might probably be better not to give an answer to such a question in this particular case. I'm not really sure that I can give an answer as to how long each of these 'bands' have played together, or if that question actually has an answer. These bands have not been completely formed yet. That's what this is about. However, collaborating has already started for both Distant Glory and Art Deco, whenever that has happened for each 'band'.)
Please don't be scared away by how long this post is or how demanding I might seem to be in it. I'm just trying to be thorough, get people who are a good match, have us do well, and all that good stuff. Plus, the information is organized, so you can more easily read whatever is relevant to you, and if you are okay with everything relevant to you that you've read on this profile, then perhaps we should meet, and perhaps we'll jam (let's have singing count as jamming, just as well as instrument playing does) and/or talk about the possibility of you appearing on The Art Deco Experience show that I also have written about on this profile. After reading to the end of the first 3 paragraphs of the section about the songs that are on this profile, it may be best for you to jump to the section that is about both bands and then read one or both of the sections for the individual bands.
I understand that it might take more than one jam session before people decide to be in a band together or not. And it's okay to be undecided too. Besides, if either of these bands don't work for you, perhaps you'd meet one or more other musicians that you could do music with anyways, and it's good for musicians to know each other anyways.
About the Songs:
All of these songs are done as home recordings here. If any of these songs or performances sound like they are not good enough, but you are willing to give the benefit of the doubt for such improvement actually happening, whether by me and/or one or more people who are not me, then perhaps you should be in the band that that song is for.
These songs are not completely representational of what I want to do in the Art Deco band and in Distant Glory. It's more like, if you're willing to be in a band that might contain a version of that song, then perhaps that band is a good place for you.
I actually have worked on songs that are more rhythmically interesting for Art Deco than heard here and music that rocks better and/or harder than heard here for Distant Glory. I hope to give good representation of those things here in the future.
The song, "Gone Forever", is a work in progress, and is open to future members of Distant Glory to offer changes and additions, as a collaboration. The title can mean something unexpected, and can have multiple meanings. I think that the song should have at least these sounds: piano, one or more electric guitars (rhythm and lead), rock drumming, bass guitar (with a more interesting part), and singing.
The vocals for "Anticipation" might give you an idea of the vocal approaches I'm going for in Distant Glory. I'd like the vocal to be better and more hard-rock sounding in places than what I did for this here.
For "I'm Letting Go":
Previously on this profile, there was a representational computer performance of this song, but now I have replaced it with a version where I am actually playing it, and it is on a real piano. For other versions of this song, it could use piano, voice, violin, and saxophone. A strong, clear-voiced female vocalist could work (but that is perhaps just one possibility), and perhaps my voice will work on this song too, but it only has to be sung by one person in any given version.
I acknowledge that the piano performance in the "To Find My Way Back Home" home recording of 06-07-2011 is imperfect. I hope to replace that version on here with something better, preferably containing one or more good vocal performances.
My vocal on this audio-only version of "Just To Make You Happy" is not ideal to me (including the vibrato), and I hope to replace this version of this song on here with a full length recording of it that has a better vocal performance.
I also hope to replace what I have here for "Far Away" with a produced version with natural echo on my voice.
On this version of "Miss The B Train", I think that the vocal performance is generally stronger than before. Also, I would like this song to have at least one full band version, and I hope that will sound kind of epic.
It might be recommended to watch the video on be (where I'm listed as "bjcs33"), or on "blip.tv" (titled "Just To Make You Happy", and on the show named "The Art Deco Experience"), for seeing the whole image at once, and for seeing it in full screen mode.
I still hope to get more music on my profile. All of these versions of these songs are copyright © by me, with all rights reserved, even though I'm being careful not to mention my name exactly right here in this spot so as to not break any rule. In me getting more music on this profile, I'm also hoping to have people hear me singing in multiple vocal styles. Don't take any of these performances as though they were official definitive recordings; I don't have any professional music recordings yet. My music and performances are very open to improvement if they could and should be improved. Right now I'm trying to attract band members.
Art Deco is not my real name; he's a character I've played. And he's me. I'm serious and silly, artful and logical. Art Deco is currently what I'm calling the band in this profile for the silly and playful side (although it might end up being called "The Art Deco Experience"). Distant Glory is for the serious side, although serious songs can be in either band. I prefer to be nice to people in my personal life, but let's face it: the world can be frustrating, irritating, and make us mad (both angry and drive us crazy, yes?), and it's best to have a harmless outlet, such as music and acting. You're more likely to find a song that is insultingly funny in Art Deco than in Distant Glory, and you're more likely to find an aggressive rock song in Distant Glory than in Art Deco. A person could be in both bands, or in just one.
Personally, I, the band leader, have played music itself in general for many years. My main things are singing, piano/keyboard, and composing/writing (but I'm still looking for singers, piano/keyboard players, and composers and writers of music and words). I have been training my voice for many years, and I intend on continuing to train my voice into the future. There can be periods of time when my voice sounds bad, and there can be periods of time when my voice sounds good. Having 1 or 2 suitable singers besides me in each band is a priority. I am willing to play bass, drum set, and guitar as needed.
**My entire music list on BandMix is kind of long and it might very well not show everyone on it on a viewer's screen, but it might show everyone on it when printed out.**
If you're on my music list, it might be because I want to know more about you (such as hear music); or because I might be interested in the possibility of you joining one or more of my bands; or because I might be interested in you showing up on "The Art Deco Experience" TV show and/or live show (see below); or any combination of those reasons. But even if you aren't currently on my music list doesn't automatically mean that I wouldn't consider you to jam, possibly be in at least one of my bands, or to show up on the TV show.
I recognize the importance of being nice to people and treating people right. I believe that if all band members are like that, then a band will have a higher probability of being functional and having band members stay for longer. As a singer, musician, leader, Christian, and human being, I'm changeable, correctable, and willing to improve. I think that everybody should have that good attitude as a way of life. Arrogance can be too much for me, and I think that ego trips are ridiculous, but both can work as entertainment.
About The Art Deco Experience as a show:
Related to Art Deco as a band and as a character, I'm planning to put together a TV show that I mean to have run on MTN (Minneapolis Television Network) and on the internet. The show, which is indeed the previously mentioned, "The Art Deco Experience", has sort of already started on the internet with a simple music video where I'm playing that moment's version of the Art Deco song, "Just To Make You Happy" on piano, showing at least on "blip.tv". I'm hoping to have a version of the Art Deco band as the show's designated on-set TV studio band. Part of what I have planned for this show is to do interviews of people in the Arts & Entertainment industry, including musicians and bands; so even if you don't end up playing in any of these bands I'm trying to form, you might be a guest on the show. Live shows that this band plays may include more than just music, and one or more musical acts other than the default band.
On "The Art Deco Experience" TV show, episodes can be partly or completely in sitcom format, but a major part of the show might take place in one or more TV studios (where it could be a combination of comedy, talk show, music, and art showcasing). Talk show interviews and discussions can occur with two or more people. Comedians, actors, musicians, and artists are all welcome to take part in the studio show as guests. This can give them exposure, and they all have the option of being interviewed. They also might take part in skits and even sitcom episodes or portions of episodes that are in sitcom format, especially if they are comedians and/or actors. Comedians can do a stand-up routine. Musicians can gain exposure by performing on set or submitting one or more of their own music videos. Artists can showcase their art. There can be other guests as well, which could include illusionists, video game makers, et cetera. Both inside and outside of MTN, organizations and events can be covered by The Art Deco Experience TV show as well.
For "The Art Deco Experience" live shows, it can be an appropriate version of what the TV show is about, such as having one or more of the following: comedians, illusionists, actors, and art showcasing. Why not do a musical?
The Art Deco Experience has a regular website (as of January 1, 2011.) (And it has a section for free mazes too!) Please go to theartdecoexperience.yolasite ! (I recommend searching for it using Google.)
The following is regarding both Distant Glory and the Art Deco band:
I'd like nice people who are already dedicated to music, with tastefully high musical standards. Fans of music theory, counterpoint, and complexity are welcome, especially if you also recognize that to get the right sound, things might have to be complex or simple. It would be best if your are okay with reading music notation (but not necessarily sight-reading it for the first time on-the-spot), writing down lyrical ideas you want to share, and writing down important musical ideas in standard and/or tablature notation (even though you might actually use modern technology as a means of notating it, or even to notate things for you, which I would be okay with) for the purposes of communicating those musical ideas and for making a written record of them, for reference, to legally have them registered for copyright, and the possibility of selling sheet music. Of course, we should probably memorize completed versions of songs for at least the parts that we might personally perform, and having our own sheet music can help with that. The song structures can be standard, inventive, or somewhere in between, but I believe that all official definitive versions of each song should be structured tightly and perfectly crafted note-for-note, where there are no meaningless notes, and nothing drags on.
I'm not all that interested in time signatures that are different from usual, but I'm very interested in interesting rhythms that might even be hard for a listener to predict and grasp, but within the usual time signatures and subdivisions. But I would rather not interfere with how a song feels like it should go.
You don't have to be able to compose an entire song by yourself, but on collaborations be willing for us to brainstorm ideas and explore different possibilities. Also, it's okay if you are not able to craft an entire lyric (as in all of the words for a song) by yourself, because I can do that, and I can come up with a completed version for an entire lyric that somebody else has started. A person could be a writer without taking part in any official performance in that particular band, but this particular calling-out is focused on finding people who will perform.
I'd like people who would be dedicated to taking the time to work on songs that are worth sharing with the world, over time, no matter how much work it ends up taking, and no matter how many breaks from the song we might need to take from it, however why, so as to perfect those songs. I can understand that some songs aren't worth pursuing. But, if you have any song that you are stuck on that is still worth pursuing, if you want, one or more band members could try to add to it and/or change it for the better. Personally, writing a song over a long period of time (with breaks from it) gives me a kind of satisfaction and makes a song have that extra meaningfulness.
It's a plus if you are into or interested in producing the music, but I do not want to pass up a good musician that is right for that band regardless. I myself am interested in doing some quality producing for our songs, and in producing our own music videos. I am also open to us using an outside producer, but if we do, then I really believe that we should be well prepared with having all of our parts figured out ahead of time and being able to play our parts well, so as to save money and get great results with hopefully no regrets. With all due respect, I am against the dishonest altering of pitch, and would instead rather re-record whatever parts were out of tune. I can appreciate the approach of getting everything perfect in one take, and the approach of pasting together more than one recording, and even doing multiple takes and selecting the best to piece together. I would rather that our music would be self-produced by us so that we can have control, save money, do things on our own time, and because I think it would be fun.
I'd like these bands to partly function as a platform for my own personal material, but also to have each band member be a writer. I figure the more writers there are on a song, the greater the potential there is for it to be written faster, to be great and original-sounding, and for each song to be differentiated from the others. I'm actually hoping for full band collaborations, to some extent, where any band member can offer contributions for any instrument, vocal part, or lyric. I'd like there to be at least one band member other than me who can come up with lyrics, and at least one band member other than me who can start music for a new song. Perhaps we could also function as a platform for your own personal songs, whether they become adopted as the band's official material or not, live or in recording. I can understand if someone does not want anyone else other than themselves to be a writer on their own personal songs, because I'm kind of like that. But in order for one of these bands to do any particular song, that song must pass each member's approval for that particular band. So it's important that we dig each other's already established songs enough to begin with, but are also quality-control minded. And besides, we can rewrite our own personal songs, and offer rewrites on collaborations, and even do more than one version of the same song.
I figure that if a person's song is changed at all by one or more other people, then we should give the initial composer/writer credit for the initial version of their own song by stating that fact, and in addition to that, give credit to any other additional people who have changed the song at all for that new version. That way, a person gets credit for the song that they started, and the band can get a better version, and everybody else gets the appropriate credit for what they did too.
I have ideas for multiple concept albums, and songs already started for them. These albums do not have to be completely composed by me, and already collaboration has taken place. I'm also open to concept album ideas, and songs for them, coming from other band members.
I know that band members can come and go, and I admit that I'd like to work with multiple people in both bands, especially in Art Deco, but I hope that each individual will not stay for too short of a time in Distant Glory.
These aren't really bands for smoking, drinking alcohol, doing drugs, or being chemically dependent (but I don't really expect people to not drink alcohol at all in their personal lives). And keep in mind that a band could travel for long periods of time, with perhaps no way to quickly obtain a prescription or medication. Also, you must be someone who wouldn't intentionally harm an animal nor human being.
Also of importance is not being or performing so loud or having volume levels up so high that it can bother others, and not damaging anyone's hearing, including our own.
Also, personal hygiene (such as taking care of one's mouth and breath) and cleanliness (such as washing up after using a toilet and washing hair) would be important in terms of sanitation and smell. Cologne and perfume might be too strong, too.
Very importantly, we must all be honest individuals. I need people who are against lying, cheating, stealing, and pirating music and software.
Also, I believe in paying performance royalties for songwriters (of music and/or words) for paid performances of songs done in Distant Glory and songs done in Art Deco, figured as a percentage, before payments are figured for the performers, regardless of whether those songwriters were also one of the performers or not. To help things go well in this regard, I would prefer that we would perform only songs that either:
1) us performers have composed, or
2) that at least one person in our band knows that songwriter, or
3) if none of us know that songwriter personally, that we can be reasonably sure that the money is going to who it should, or
4) that the song can legally be performed royalty-free, such as because it is in the public domain.
I want to be careful not to be too hasty to settle on any one new person as a core member in a band, so as to get the right people. This is good for applicants too, so that they don't have to commit right away before they can be reasonably sure that they want to be a long-term member. Besides, if either of these bands don't work for you, perhaps you'd meet one or more other musicians that you could do music with anyways, and it's good for musicians to know each other anyways. Plus, there's the possibility of being on The Art Deco Experience TV show.
Perhaps members from Distant Glory and Art Deco might also do the type of songs that might be heard in a church (as an optional, extra thing, where the members for the church music might not all be the same as for each of those individual bands, where the material might be performed by churches in general, and not necessarily by any of us for any given particular performance). I'm not sure what this group would be called. I actually do have such material that I have already written that does not fit in with the regular material for Distant Glory nor Art Deco.
The following is regarding Distant Glory:
The sound I'd like for this band might generally be described as rock, but I'd like it to be influenced by jazz, blues, pop, hard rock, and perhaps even Latin and metal. In Distant Glory, I think that talking in songs would generally be really out of place, and that vocal melody would be really important. The general mood of this band might be described as serious. The sound and mood of Distant Glory might range from cool to uplifting, soft to hard, fun to brooding, and light to dark, though none of it boring, and none of it wicked. Perhaps members of Distant Glory might also do material that is quite pop sounding, but I'm not sure if that should somehow be released or performed under the Distant Glory name or not.
I very much want us to focus on composing, performing, and recording original material, but I suppose that we could also perform cover songs live. I refer to performance royalties in the section regarding both Distant Glory and the Art Deco band.
The lyrical content of any given song could reasonably be Christian, but it may or may not obviously be so, and I generally would like most or all of the regular material to fit amongst secular music. But I must insist that the songs would not contain any naughty words, to not be anti-Christian, nor actually go against Christian values. Distant Glory, to me, is at least about the struggles in life (including struggles with faith, which is indeed perishable as the bible indicates) (and who hasn't sinned and fallen short of the glory of God?), and about lessons learned. It isn't exactly about trying to sound religious, but more about being real, and getting down to what we really want to say, and asking questions.
I want a serious and authentic image for the band, such as for performances (especially vocals) and photo shoots (as in, please refrain from putting on a false expression or a phony pose). I want people to take us seriously, and not see us as posers.
The following is regarding the Art Deco band:
Art Deco, the band, is for music such as jazz, swing, salsa, ragtime, polka, waltz, Schottiche, march, and perhaps disco, jazz rock, funk, classical, and that old time happy-sounding rock and roll (but not the kind of modern rock songs that might be heard in Distant Glory), and happy songs that hop (but aren't hip enough for pop). In Art Deco, I think that talking in songs would generally be out of place, although there might be some tasteful exceptions. Some gigs might be completely one style of music, while other gigs might contain songs from a set of similar or related styles. Overall, the material could consist of covers, but I'm really interested in new songs being created in genres of music that are currently on the sidelines (such as what I've listed above, etc.), and Art Deco already has some originals started. The subject matter of the songs could be novelty, silly, frivolous, and fictional, but the songwriting (in both words and music) should always be top-notch. Perhaps we'd do material that is Christian or Christian-influenced.
I'd like every official performing band member to have sufficient knowledge of music theory as it would apply to any and all styles that they would take part in. You do not need to have experience in any of the types of music, nor specific songs, that we might play. But you might have to be willing to learn or review whatever music or music theory you might be lacking in knowledge or remembrance. You would not be expected to automatically be able to play, or play along with, any particular song, but improvisational skills would be quite important for the jazz material. As for the jazz material, improvised or not, the focus would be on being melodic, with good phrasing, and on being harmonically interesting/pleasing.
Art Deco could potentially have many members and guest performers, and different configurations containing different people. Musicians could be long-term songwriters, or they might just be improvisers who perform in the band over a period of time either short or long, whether one time, on occasion, or continuously.
It might help for the image of the band if you look or act funny or eccentric.
Art Deco could potentially be a complex thing with many musicians taking part in it, and I want us to start out in a casual way, figuring out and deciding what we're going to do and how we're going to go about it.
Main Musical Roles:
Good Singers (male and female)
Tuba or Sousaphone
other instruments (classical and folk, etc.)
It would be nice, and make sense as a precaution, for there to be as many of the band members as possible to be able to play more than one instrument (drum set counts as one instrument), and to sound good singing, and to be able to vocally perform as many of the songs as possible. But it might be okay if you can do only one thing, especially if you do it well, and especially in Art Deco, where there is more likely to be more musicians to draw from for any given performance.
A person could be in both bands, or in just one. For each band, someone could just be a writer, without performing, but this calling-out is focused on getting performing members.
Good Singers (both bands):
Fortunately, singing is one of my main things. But unfortunately, voices can be hurt, tired, worn out, and might not always sound good or function as desired. A live performance can be ruined because of a singer not sounding good. Let's try to avoid that and treat well those that hear us. I'd like there to be a total of at least two or three possible lead singers for each group. The better a lead vocalist sounds, the better the band will be because of it.
Live, and on official sound recordings, it makes sense that we should focus on our strengths and have whoever does a better job on something be the, or a, singer for it. Of course, particular songs may very well need a particular singer, which could affect which songs are performed live, and could affect when something is recorded so as to get one or more good performances of it. Also, there is the possibility of more than one version of a song, such as to feature one or more different singers.
Good Singers (for Distant Glory):
Things in common for all lead singers in this band is the need to probably have a wide range, and for all singers to sound authentic as opposed to phony. Of course, it's possible for a wide range to be covered by more than one singer. Various voices and vocal approaches might work, including:
clear (in a moderate or powerful way);
powerful falsetto (or something like that, in a clear voice or not, but suited for rock or metal);
bold (in a clear voice or not); and
intense (along the lines of yelling).
Different types of male vocals could work in this band, but I'd like there to be at least one male singer who has a voice that generally works better than mine at sounding deep and resonant. If you can have a baritone sound over a tenor range that is bold, powerful, and brooding, whether in a clear voice or not, then you might be a really good fit for this band. I'm not too interested in someone scuffing up or graveling their voice intentionally, as that can sound phony, and it's to our benefit to have singers whose voices last. If your voice is rough unintentionally or because you are that intense, and you sound hard rock, it's worth auditioning, because I actually want that sound, at least for some official recordings.
There could be one or more female singers, and I'd like either at least one of them, or divided up amongst them, to be able to sing powerfully in a clear voice, but also beautifully gently. But female rockers who sing intensely might also work.
Good Singers (for Art Deco):
I'm open to a variety of singing styles going on in this group, if they sound right for the music, such as:
jazzy (whether serious or silly);
funny polka singers;
artistic (as opposed to sincere);
Guitarists (both bands):
Playing fast or slow is great if it sounds good and works for whatever song it is for. For lead guitar playing, I'm interested in melodic playing, both slow and fast. Whatever the length of any given note, if you play it right and if it works for that moment, then that's a good note to play. Adding melodic phrases in between vocal lines is very nice, and playing melodic, or harmonically functioning guitar lines while singing is going on can sound great, if it's appropriate. I'm also open to interesting lead playing that is not recognized as melodic.
Both bands are good places for guitar solos.
For rhythm guitar playing, I personally like interesting harmonically supporting things that may or may not also be melodic in themselves, such as an interesting chord progression that might also have an interesting rhythm in itself or in conjunction with whatever else is going on in the band (including vocals).
Also, I like to hear background string picking that kind of paints a landscape of sound, where carefully chosen notes sound random and the pattern is difficult to decipher, and in fact may or may not be changing, such as where in a measure the top note is hit, and the changing of what the top note is.
Don't consider this to be a complete list of what could work for guitar playing in these two bands; I think a lot of things could work; but at least you have an idea of the kind of tastefulness and musicality that I'm into and desire. Also, what I have written here about guitar playing in this section can actually be applied to piano/keyboard playing too, as far as it makes sense to.
Guitarists (Art Deco):
In Art Deco jazz, electric guitar can be played in a pure jazz way or in rock tones and stylings. Particular gigs might be for pure jazz.
Piano/Keyboard Players (both bands):
My main instrument is piano/keyboard, but I also sing, and it would be nice and make sense as a precaution for there to be someone else besides me who can also play. It's a plus if your are okay with learning complex music, but there might also be simple piano/keyboard parts. It would probably be best if this is someone who can play at least one other instrument and/or sing. We could trade off piano/keyboard duties at any particular event, or set of gigs, and not every song necessarily has to have any piano/keyboard part.
Also, what I have written about guitar playing can apply to piano/keyboard playing too, as far as it makes sense to.
Bassists (both bands):
Your role would include providing important rhythmic, harmonic, AND melodic functions. If you are good at coming up with bass lines like this, it could help define a song, and I like it when the bass part grooves, but with enough variation and not too repetitively. I would like bass lines to be clearly heard in a mix, from a musical standpoint, but not so loud that they overpower a song or could annoy anyone. Also, please be careful not to have the volume itself up too loudly.
Any given song might need for the bass part to go as low as (or even lower than) the B natural below the E natural that a 4-string rock bass traditionally goes down to in standard tuning. So, both Distant Glory and Art Deco might need a 4-string bass to be tuned and strung as low as a 5-string or 6-string rock bass guitar might be, or to just have a 5-string or 6-string bass tuned low enough.
Bassists (Art Deco):
Basses that sound jazz or rock are both okay for Art Deco. Some gigs might be for pure jazz where there might have to be an upright bass or jazz-sounding electric.
Drummers/Percussionists (both bands):
For live performances and official definitive versions of songs, I'm most comfortable with all of the drums, cymbals, and related items to be produced by real, acoustic instruments. I'm okay with those sounds being computer-generated for demos, practicing, and video game music, and perhaps also for soundtracks for the likes of television and movies.
Ideally, each drummer that is an official core band member would also be able to play at least one pitched instrument and be able to come up with and notate pitched music, and create and notate their own drum set music parts. Whether you are an official core band member or not, each drummer must be okay with our own drum set notation system, such as having cymbals having their own staff and at least one other staff that can contain drums.
I want someone who cares about what is played and what is not played and when, and with feeling, and I would like the drum set playing to be musical, varied, and even melodic, in a sense. Perhaps you'll "paint with sound". For both bands, I'd like different sized Paiste cymbals as part of the kit that is played (and of this writing, I have a variety of Paiste cymbals), and the more toms, snare drums, and bass drums, the better. However, it's important not to play too loudly for anyone's ears, and so as not to drown out the sound of any other band member. For cymbals, you must be okay with using brushes or playing lightly (or not too loudly) with sticks. For the drums, you must be okay with not playing too loudly with sticks. It's okay, and might even be great, if your drum set playing is busy, if it works for the song. But sometimes, as the saying goes, "less is more". Either way, there is indeed the possibility of drum fills.
Drummers/Percussionists (Art Deco):
Pitched percussive instruments are a possibility.
A regular drum set could be played in a rock way when it works for a song, regardless of that song's genre, and when we can get away with it. It seems possible for particular gigs to require us to have a drum set played in a light jazz way, though. In any event, I very much would like tasteful cymbal playing, as opposed to constant tapping (especially on only one cymbal).
Saxophone Player(s) (Art Deco):
I would really like saxophone to be a main instrument for the jazz incarnation of the Art Deco band. I really want there to be energetic saxophone playing, but smooth can have its place too.
Saxophone Player(s) (Distant Glory):
If saxophone playing will exist in Distant Glory, it will probably need to be energetic and fit within a rock context, but it would probably not be a main instrument.
These are possibilities, which might be used a little or a lot. Therefore, it might be to your advantage if you play more than one instrument, especially if at least one of them is from the Main Musical Roles list.
Tuba or Sousaphone
other instruments (classical and folk, etc.)
- Screen name:
- Art Deco and Distant Glory
- Member since:
- May 29 2010
- Active over 1 month ago
- Level of commitment:
- Years together:
- 47 years
Rock, Pop, Jazz, Blues, whatever.
Keyboards, Acoustic Guitars, Electric Guitars, a 5-string Electric Bass Guitar, Drum Set items (including various Paiste cymbals), a Trumpet, and access to a real piano.
Microphone, Microphone Stand, Microphone Screen, Electric Guitar Amps, Bass Guitar Amp.
Desktop Computer with Windows Vista Ultimate;
Laptop Computer with Windows 7 Home Premium;
finale PrintMusic (software), used for notating music, sort of hearing an example of how it might sound, printing it out, and also used for printing out manuscript paper with blank measures for writing on by hand;
hand held sound recorders.
Technically I have software that theoretically can edit music together. Give me time before I put anything self-produced out (as in, better than home recording sounding stuff).
Gone Forever (Distant Glory, 05-20-2011 home recording, PIANO only, trimmed)
Gone Forever (Distant Glory, 05-20-2011 home recording, PIANO only, trimmed) Track number: 2 Year: 2011 Genre: Alternative
This song is copyright © 2011 by Benjamin James Charles Stokes. This song is a work in progress. This recorded version is piano only, performed only by Benjamin James Charles Stokes in it.
Anticipation (Distant Glory, 07_21_2012 combo of 10_08_2011 and 07_21_2012)
Anticipation (Distant Glory, 07_21_2012 combo of 10_08_2011 and 07_21_2012) Track number: 2 Year: 2012 Genre: Classic Rock
Vocal and Piano performed by Benjamin James Charles Stokes. This song is copyright © by Benjamin James Charles Stokes.
I'm Letting Go (Art Deco, 03_19_2012 home recording, PIANO)
I'm Letting Go (Art Deco, 03_19_2012 home recording, PIANO) Track number: 3 Year: 2012 Genre: Jazz
This version of this song is performed on a real piano by, and copyright © 2012 by Benjamin James Charles Stokes, with All Rights Reserved.
To Find My Way Back Home (Distant Glory, 06-07-2011 home recording, PIANO only)
To Find My Way Back Home (Distant Glory, 06-07-2011 home recording, PIANO only) Track number: 4 Year: 2011 Album: meant for Ways Away Genre: Alternative
This version of this song is performed on piano only by Benjamin James Charles Stokes, and it is performed imperfectly. This version of this song is copyright © 2011 by Benjamin James Charles Stokes.
Just To Make You Happy (Art Deco, 06-16-2011 1 of 2 trimmed, home recording, PIANO and VOICE)
Just To Make You Happy (Art Deco, 06-16-2011 1 of 2 trimmed, home recording, PIANO and VOICE) Track number: 3 Year: 2011 Genre: Jazz
This version of this song is copyright © 2011 by Benjamin James Charles Stokes, with all rights reserved. However, this song is open to at least one approved collaborative version.
Far Away (Distant Glory, 08_15_2012 home recording, PIANO and VOICE)
Far Away (Distant Glory, 08_15_2012 home recording, PIANO and VOICE) Track number: 6 Year: 2012 Genre: Alternative
This version of this song is copyright © by Benjamin James Charles Stokes, with All Rights Reserved. Piano and voice on this version are performed by Benjamin James Charles Stokes.
Miss The B Train (Art Deco, PIANO and VOICE, 10-08-2011 home recording)
Miss The B Train (Art Deco, PIANO and VOICE, 10-08-2011 home recording) Track number: 6 Year: 2011 Genre: Jazz
Words and Music are copyright © 2011 by Benjamin James Charles Stokes, with All Rights Reserved. Performed by Benjamin James Charles Stokes.