NickAlexander
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SEEKING

Band to Join, Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Bass Guitar, Drums, Keyboard, Other.

ABOUT

My first single, "I Love You More" now available on Spotify!
s://open.spotify/album/30z3NcvohVYHxGPAkdbxe0

I am a professional composer, arranger, performer, and transcriber. who lives about an hour north of Seattle, Washington.

My first CD was the Waking Maya EP, in which I served as a bassist and pianist. Both instruments were recorded in a single take for all songs, as I have the ability to multitask instruments.

I have the ability to study a musician's musical style and learn how to play like them. This can work advantageously in two ways; first, if a song from a band is written to sound like another band's work, I can make it sound like the inspiring band actually worked on it. It can also work out when performing covers, however, I wish to only work with bands seeking to create original music, though a few covers are okay.

I also have the ability to harmonize for pretty much any situation and can help other band members harmonize if applicable.

What I am seeking is to find a band that is wanting to make it big. However, I am also looking for a band that both plays and acts professionally. I don't mind either being the lead or in the background. I also don't mind playing either in a band or for session work.

I also have a solo project I'm working on. For my solo project, all musicians must follow the prerequisites above, as well as the following:
• Quick chord changes
• Must have an understanding of basic music theory
• Can play modulated time signatures (ie 7/8 10/8, 6/12).
• Can read basic sheet music and tablature (I can teach it)
• Ability to learn by ear if audio of the desired result is provided (not required, but recommended)

For my solo project, I am looking for the following:
* Guitarist (can play both leads and rhythym)
* Keyboardist/Pianist
* Drummer
* Musicians that want/like a challenge and have a burning passion for writing/playing music.

My solo project will focus on many, many different musical styles. These include alternative/hard/progressive, acoustic, Latin, jazz, fusion, and combinations thereof. I also like to use jazz chords (13, 6/9, add9, b13#11, etc.) as well as a couple songs that frequently modulate time signatures. We will also be performing in half-step flat tuning, as it makes it easier for me to sing, also because some of my favourite bands use it. In addition, it's less tension on the strings.

I am very proficient on bass, keyboards, guitar, and singing. I am a baritone. My vocal range is about E2-B4, though on rare occasions, can sing a little higher and lower.

PROS:
Can compose and play in any style
Can sightread some bass sheets and can read sheet music in general
Can create professional sheet music/chord charts through Sibelius
Practices music seriously
Can teach other band members about reading/playing music
Friendly and easy to work with

CONS:
Not available for rehearsal on weekends due to work schedule.

Screen name:
NickAlexander
Member since:
Nov 27 2021
Active over 1 month ago
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
10
Gigs played:
10 to 50
Tend to practice:
1 time per week
Available to gig:
1 night a week

Influences

Too many to list, but greatest hits include Sting, Chicago, Alice in Chains, Alan Parsons Project, Heatwave, Pearl Jam, Pilot, The Offspring, The Smithereens, and more. Mostly 70's stuff, but anything works.

Instrument experience:

Acoustic Guitar:
Advanced
Background Singer:
Expert
Bass Guitar:
Advanced
Keyboard:
Advanced
Lead Guitar:
Advanced
Other:
Moderate
Piano:
Advanced
Vocalist:
Expert
Vocalist - Baritone:
Expert
Vocalist - Bass:
Advanced

EQUIPMENT

Guitars:
Ibanez JEM 7V (Standard tuning)
Ibanez JEM Jr. (Half-step ? tuning)

Keyboards:
Ensoniq SQ-2
Korg T3 (with M1 patches)
Yamaha DGX-660 (Home use only)

Bass:
Fender Precision Bass (Sting signature)
Ibanez 5-string fretless (Gary Willis signature)
MusicMan StingRay 5
Musicvox Spaceranger