SEEKINGBass Guitar, Drums, Keyboard.
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I started playing guitar roughly 25 years ago when I received a Fender Strat from my uncle as a Confirmation gift. It wasn't until few years later when I started getting serious. This was due to the discovery of Yngwie Malmsteen, Joe Satriani and Steve Vai. The instrumental path led me to Jason Becker, Shane Lane, Al Dimeola and the rest of the "Shredder players." And of course 8-10 hours a day practicing!
I was formally trained through private lessons in NY and at the Cultural Arts School in Syosset, NY. After High School, I was accepted to Berklee in Boston. However, I decided to take a different path in college (Computer Science). Fast Forward 25 years, I'm now back into recording and playing. Throughout the years, I never stopped playing, but family and life took priority.
That's it. Feel free to connect. I love meeting new musicians especially with the possibility of collaborating.
- Screen name:
- Daniel McBride
- Member since:
- May 26 2020
- Active over 1 month ago
- Level of commitment:
- Very Committed
- Years playing music:
- Tend to practice:
- More than 3 times per week
Influences (Way too Many to List but here's a few) -
Yngwie Malmsteen, Jason Becker; Joe Satriani; Steve Vai; Paul Gilbert; Marty Friedman; Shawn Lane; Al Dimeola; John McLaughlin; Van Halen; Darren Housholder; Vinnie Moore; Segovia; Mozart; Bach; Vivaldi; Paganini; Dream Theater; Rush; King Diamond; Death, MGLA, Necrophagist, As I Lay Dying, Misfits; Iron Maiden; Agalloch; Billy Ocean; Billy Joel; Elton John; Eric Johnson; Soundgarden; NIN; Tears for Fears.......so many more!!!
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Jazzy JamRecently I had a disaster in my studio. Water pipe broke and flooded the area where my desk is. Lost the iMac. Also lost a number of songs I was working on. I found a number of "works in progress." This "Jazzy Jam" was an improvised solo that I did one night. Not mixed at all. Just a version I found when trying to salvage tracks I sent to my E-mail
Midsummer RainHere's a new one that I wrote, performed, recorded etc. this weekend. I had a lot on my mind and decided to write a more "fun" song that's certainly not in my typical style. This one is more in a Fusion, Jazz, Funk type of groove. All guitar parts were recorded using an American Fender Strat.
Pachelbel Canon In D Variation - by Daniel McBride
Pachelbel Canon In D Variation - by Daniel McBrideArrangement I wrote for Pachelbel's Canon in D. I basically took the chord progression and wrote the arpeggio runs/melodies over them. I got the idea from watching an old Jason Becker seminar where he talked about creating arrangements to practice arpeggios. I arranged, performed and recorded all parts.
The Parallel Universe
The Parallel UniverseAnother song I wrote, performed and recorded during the 2020 Covid Quarantine. All parts written, performed, programmed and recorded by me during the 2020 Covid Quarantine.
A Sixth Sense
A Sixth SenseAnother one I write during the 2020 Covid Quarantine. I don't think this is a completed work, but the idea is there and I may revisit this one at some point. All parts were written, performed, programed and recorded by me.
Sleep DeprivationAnother one I wrote, performed, and recorded during the 2020 Covid Quarantine. This one is quite different than the other ones I've posted. More of a moody/lullaby type song :)
Walking On Mars
Walking On MarsAnother one I wrote, performed, programmed and recorded during the 2020 Covid Quarantine.
The Funky Harmonic Dragon
The Funky Harmonic DragonAnother one I wrote, performed, programmed and recorded during the 2020 Covid Quarantine.
Fell Into Quicksand
Fell Into QuicksandOne of several I wrote and recorded during the COVID Quarantine. All parts were written, performed and recorded by me.
Lazer SweptOne of several I wrote and recorded during the COVID Quarantine. All parts were written, performed and recorded by me.