Augmented Grace
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Music is like oxygen.

Music has amplified my universe. Through music, I have personally grown to face the truths that make me feel uncomfortable, that make me feel vulnerable. I have realized that music isn’t made of beats and melodies; music is a story. It is through music that I express my anxieties, my worries, and my stories. I have found through telling my story, I feel stronger and more independent than ever before. Through music, I have gained security, confidence, and self-discovery.

I have learned that being myself and expressing my creativity has opened a whole new door of opportunity. I have been able to challenge myself in so many ways. I have challenged my rhyming skills, my poetic abilities, and overall, my craft in making songs; but, more than anything, music has helped me be less shy. Through songwriting, I have grown to be a stronger person and have become more secure in my identity.

Music has also helped me academically because I have taken a step back and realized, through music, that I have potential to be anything I desire. When I first started recording my music, it was horrible, beyond cringey. But as I have grown to progress in this art form, I have learned I can push myself past the horizon to be better. This same perspective has helped me tremendously through my academic work. When the time came to take Latin, I didn’t believe that I could get by in this class, but music gave me this confidence. I knew that if I could push myself to be better in music, I could do the same for Latin. Because of this, I won an award for Latin 1, something I never thought that I could achieve.

I have discovered my passion through music. I feel like I am invincible when I create songs. It’s a feeling that I will never get anywhere else. Songwriting helps me to look down on myself, and see my life as a whole. Through songwriting, I confront my issues and fight to make myself stronger. It felt amazing when I found songwriting as a source for expressing my pain because unlike other people, my book doesn’t talk back. I can force my pain into the words I write, but it will never seize to place judgement on me. It doesn’t say that “you need therapy.” Songwriting is my therapist. No matter how hard I want to give up and wilt away from the world, music has helped me blossom and evolve into my own. I have found my purpose: to make people reach deep inside of themselves and find that inner warrior that can confront their own issues. I feel like I'm a hero, that I have saved myself from the ashes of the fire and moved to the beautiful, green pastures of the world. I don’t care if I'm poor or rich from picking this career or any other career I choose, all that matters to me is I’m following my passion. I’m chasing my dreams until they get tired of running from me.

Screen name:
Augmented Grace
Member since:
Aug 29 2018
Active within 1 week
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
7
Gigs played:
Under 10
Tend to practice:
2-3 times per week
Available to gig:
2-3 nights a week
Most available:
Nights

Influences

My high school music teacher and my bandmates in high school.

Instrument experience:

Vocalist:
Moderate
Vocalist - Tenor:
Moderate
Keyboard:
Moderate
Bass Guitar:
Intermediate
Rhythm Guitar:
Intermediate
Lead Guitar:
Beginner

EQUIPMENT

- Left handed Ibanez GRX70QA red electric guitar
- Left handed RWS natural electric guitar
- Left handed Fender Precision bass
- 75w Fender guitar amp
- 15w Vox Pathfinder Bass 10 amp
- Yamaha PSRE263 keyboard
- Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 (2nd gen.)
- Mac laptop
- headphones
- guitar cables

MUSIC