SEEKINGAccordion, Acoustic Guitar, Background Singer, Bagpipes, Banjo, Bass Guitar, Cello, Clarinet, DJ, Dobro, Drums, Electronic Music, Fiddle, Flute, Harmonica, Harp, Keyboard, Lead Guitar, Mandolin, Other, Other Percussion, Piano, Rhythm Guitar, Saxophone, Steel guitar, Trombone, Trumpet, Ukulele, Upright bass, Violin, Vocalist, Vocalist - Alto, Vocalist - Baritone, Vocalist - Bass, Vocalist - Soprano, Vocalist - Tenor.
I'm Ryan, I'm a student majoring in Music Education at Brevard College, with a concentration in percussion. As a percussionist, I'm a bit of a hand drum and jazz vibraphone specialist, but I can play set and basically any other percussion instrument. Gear-wise, I own a drumset, a set of bongos, some accessories, and an antique xylorimba.
I've also been playing harmonica, pretty casually, for the past fifteen years or so, and in that regard, have diatonic harps in C, Bb, and A, and a chromatic harmonica.
I also play a few other instruments a little bit, including piano/keyboard, tin whistle, melodica, and I've dabbled in alto sax, flute, and viola. I can also sing backup if needed, and I'm reasonably good at hitting the right notes (range is about Eb2-C4) though I don't have the best tone.
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- Member since:
- Mar 11 2018
- Active over 1 month ago
- Level of commitment:
- Very Committed
- Years playing music:
- Gigs played:
- 10 to 50
- Tend to practice:
- More than 3 times per week
- Available to gig:
- 2-3 nights a week
- Most available:
I take influence from just about anywhere and everywhere. Die-hard Beatles fan, big jazz player, and I love "world music," and really niche stuff. Always looking for a unique sound.
If I had to name some particular artists, then percussion-wise, Ringo Starr, Luis Conte, Dance Papi, Evelyn Glennie, Gary Burton, Milt Jackson, and Meytal Cohen.
On harmonica, Charlie Musselwhite, Slim Harpo, Janis Joplin, Big Mama Thornton, and Indiara Sfair.
In general, the Beatles, Louis Armstrong, the Eagles, George Jones, Kesha, Dmitri Shostakovich, Kendrick Lamar, Blind Boys of Alabama, and Postmodern Jukebox.
- Other Percussion:
- Background Singer:
- Vocalist - Bass:
Drumset (snare, kick, hi-hat, jazz/studio ride, titanium rock/metal ride, two toms, one floor tom, cowbell, a mangled china cymbal)
Bongos (LP, Luis Conte signature series)
Xylorimba (Deagan, probably 50-60 years old. Sounds great)
2 C Diatonic harmonicas (One Bluesband, one Hohner John Lennon "Imagine" series)
1 C Tremolo harmonica (Swan, I think)
1 Bb diatonic harmonica (Suzuki)
1 A diatonic harmonica (Swan)
1 chromatic harmonica (Swan)
Tin whistle (Dalton)
Melodica (Hohner, I think)
Flute (Harmony, mid-range student flute)
Come Back To You
Come Back To You"Come back to you," composed by Ryan Burnette, lyrics by Madison Ramsey. Written as a (very late) Romantic Period art song.
Geo's Jam - Flow 1
Geo's Jam - Flow 1
Blues For Two: Beat #2
Blues For Two: Beat #2Pieces I've written that either are rap beats, or sound like they could be.
Untitled Beat #1
Untitled Beat #1Pieces I've written that either are rap beats, or sound like they could be.
Regally YoursPieces I've written that either are rap beats, or sound like they could be.
Woodland Fairies For Solo Piccolo
Woodland Fairies For Solo PiccoloThe culmination of a semester-long composition project. Pretty proud of this, I gotta say.
AtlantisThe culmination of a semester-long composition project. Pretty proud of this, I gotta say.
Giant's FootstepsThe culmination of a semester-long composition project. Pretty proud of this, I gotta say.
Dueling DragonsThe culmination of a semester-long composition project. Pretty proud of this, I gotta say.
Symphony 1 Op. 1 Movement 1 for Strings and Solo Ukelele
Symphony 1 Op. 1 Movement 1 for Strings and Solo UkeleleWrote this little piece for my String Methods class, as a final project to be performed on our end-of-course concert. Just a fun, relatively simple and easy to play (hopefully) tune with a bit of bluesy jazz influence tossed in at the end.
Meditation For Bells
Meditation For BellsA piece for solo glockenspiel. Supposed to be a nice, peaceful and reflective meditation almost entirely using the F pentatonic scale.
The Dancer's Last Finale
The Dancer's Last FinaleA piece for solo piano. Intended to portray a dancer's final show; maybe she's about to retire, maybe she's injured during the performance and can't dance again, maybe she's dancing for her life against Death himself- who knows? Lots of story to chew on here, and a whole lot of dissonance.
AsymmetryI don't even know how to describe this piece. I don't. For solo piano.
Lost At Sea - Comp HW #1
Lost At Sea - Comp HW #1Eight measure piece for my Composition class. It's called Lost at Sea because three notes in, it starts to sound a little out there. Get it? Lost at C?
Madame President's March
Madame President's MarchA piece I composed as a leitmotif for a character I was writing with a while back. A nice, simple, but regal, march, fit for a president who is also a queen. Full marching band version.
Marching ClownsJust a fun piece inspired by my mom's love of clowns. A trombone solo with reed organ accompaniment, features a lot of glissandi.
Stealing SecondsA light piece for percussion ensemble. Written as an extension of a character's leitmotif for a story I was working on a long time ago, it's about controlling the flow of time, literally stealing seconds. Inspired by Finale's alarm clock-esque marimba rolls.
КудрявкаMy elegy for Laika, the Soviet space dog. Written for tenor sax and piano.
FlightThird bit of soundtrack work, this next one was intended to be a super-intense fight scene track for a post-apocalyptic fantasy interactive novel.
CubedThis is another bit of video game music for another flopped game idea. It's made of gross math in that there are eight tracks playing nothing but eighth notes, in eight measure phrasing. Get it, because eight is a perfect cube? Haha. ha. ha... Was meant for a game called Cube Simulator, in which you play as a cube and make lots of other cubes.
Space Jamz (Theme)
Space Jamz (Theme)Bit of work I did for a game that never got made. Was supposed to be the main BGM for a pretty simple sci-fi platformer.
Carte Del Destino (12 - 29 - 15)
Carte Del Destino (12 - 29 - 15)
Ballad of Redemption
Ballad of Redemption
Triumphant Fanfare For Brass Quintet
Triumphant Fanfare For Brass QuintetMy high school senior composition project. A bit of it's kinda wonky, but I like it overall, and wanted to preserve it as-was. It's a pretty long brass fanfare featuring neat interplay between the parts, lots of strongly articulated passages, and two tuba solos.
Piano Nocturne In A Minor
Piano Nocturne In A MinorExactly what it says in the title. Three sections, going from a simple A section into a much faster B, into a slower and more haunting C, into a revised and faster A, ending with a brief outro.
Sparrow's FlightA piece written by request for two friends of mine, a flautist and a pianist. It's a simple piece based on repeated motifs and a call-and-response idea.
Sloppy Joes On Thursday
Sloppy Joes On ThursdayThis right here is a track I wrote in a flurry of strong boredom and inspiration! Its title is a dedication to my teacher, the highly esteemed Director of Bands, Demeritrus (Demetrius) White, who has helped me along the way to where I am now. Anyways, the track itself is a nearly eight minute long piece structured with a rhythm section groove in the beginning, followed by the head, improvisationally-styled solos on every instrument, the head again, an alto solo over the head, and then an outro. Had a lot of fun making it, hope you enjoy it!
CavesCaves is an older work of mine, but one I'm really proud of; it's currently being used in an upcoming visual novel project I'm composing for, heretofore referred to as FT Project until it's released, and Caves is the first track in the story, the Prologue sequence. A nice and chilling piece with bowed crotales, vibraphone and marimba dancing together on a simple melody, and a consistent beat on timpani. Check it out!
Sparkling Ideas in F# Minor
Sparkling Ideas in F# MinorBits of soundtrack I composed. T'is all.
Joint percussion/flute junior recital, featuring three flute solos ranging from baroque, classical, and romantic periods, and three percussion solos, all modern and very fresh and exciting, as well as an intense, edge-of-the-seat duet and possibly a jazz duo/trio.