SEEKINGBass Guitar, Drums, Other Percussion.
Hey there, I hail from the Heartland, yes, the Midwest where Tool and Slipknot were born. When I moved here, locals called, worried about us "Midwesties" as I called us, thinking the ocean coming over the sea wall during a Nor'easter was freaking me and my friends out... of course, we had already hunkered down and were ready for "it"... thinking there was more... but that was it... some sea water coming over the sea wall and no real flooding. The Humarockians laughed at us and said, "Ah, that's right, you kids are from Tornado Alley! Lol!! Call if you need anything."
I definitely have the quiet before the storm in my playing. I'm in my 40s and grew up analog and recently put together a very nasty guitar system I really want to flex =) Since growing up in the Midwest and moving to Boston, I studied enough to graduate with two degrees and highest honors. Since graduation, I spent the next 10yrs as a session player in NY, LA and Santa Barbara as well as playing local arenas. I also teach music (love it ;) and was the top paid teacher at Daddy's Junky Music, if you remember them! When they closed, I opened my own music school in Canton, MA. I've been very focused on the school and we've also partnered with the Orpheum or MRPAC in Foxboro. I would love to jam my original stuff with other like minded pros, get into the studio with a small trio, invite some friends and capture video playthroughs. Mainly, I just want to rock and have fun!
These are all temp tracks to simply share form and the ideas prior to setting up recording sessions. I like to improvise and also want to add solos & hooks over the instrumental sections. I'm looking for a melodic and hard hitting rhythm section to give these songs life.
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- Over 100
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- More than 3 times per week
Steve Howe (style proficiency), Paco DeLucia (technical master), John McLaughlin (creative inventor), Neal Schon (tone & feel) Tom Scholz (electronic genius)
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Several custom guitars and Mirror Tuning® converts, Parker Fly Mojo, Black Beauty LP, Ibanez 7string, Cordoba Flamenco acoustic, Giannini nylon 7string, Agile custom steel string acoustic, 1933 Gibson L3 and 1965 Gibson 12 string, custom string sets from Sfarzo, GHS & Aquila strings, Zaolla silverline cables, Boss, MXR, Morley, BBE, Maxon, Electro Harmonix & Dunlop pedals, Gibson PAF, Dimarzio, BKP & EMG pickups. Line6 digital wireless system, Korg tuner, VoodooLabs GCX/GCP, custom cabling courtesy VoodooLabs, Furman power, Seismic Audio cabs, Beyma Liberty & Eminence Patriot Commonwealth speakers, Randall, Fender, Marshall and Kemper power.
MCMXIII Genre: Progressive
Temp track made in GP.
9R39 Genre: Progressive
Another temp track done in GP. A song written for my friend Greg who invented a scale. I told him I invented a tuning and we were immediately best friends, lol. He asked me to compose him a song and this is it!
Sephlyra Genre: Progressive
GP temp track. A song written for some shred students. It started with the solo and I reverse engineered to create the rest.
The Chase Genre: Progressive
GP temp track. The first Mirror Tuning® song I ever wrote =)
Spring Genre: Acoustic
Wrote this sitting in the front window one spring afternoon at the school ;-)
Heartshine Genre: Acoustic
Influenced by John McLaughlin's "Guardian Angel" written in 4/4, but composed as a sort of streaming consciousness, playing over the bar line and articulating off beats, I wrote this as sort of fugue and way to pick myself up when I wasn't feeling appreciated working a job I once put sooo much skin into. We've all been there.I hope this inspires you. I tend to improv this a bit as well.
Diax Genre: Jazz
Saw a movie about Jaco Pastorius and this is what just happened. Built off of diamond and X shaped patterns.