Tales from College


One of my favorite things to do lately is to peruse my old college theory textbooks, and find pieces that had incredible, breathtaking melodies. Regardless of if they were written for piano, the melody is what I’m really going for…

Abandoning the Stress of Rules in Music

I was taught to learn and play a piece of music as if it were the sole focus of attention. Classical music can be extremely structured, and can be listened to as a form of entertainment in and of itself…

Collecting Royalties- an iPad and a Growing Excel File

We are on the road - with a 7 day stay with family while our household stuff is in transit. Plenty of time to tend to the paperwork side of music production. In regards to production work, I would say…

Christmas Trees and...Getting Ready for a New Adventure!

The presents are under the tree and packing is underway.. the move to Iowa is one day away! Apparently, crazy people move the day after Christmas. We move a lot, and it has brought me to some interesting places. There…

Bach Prelude and Fugue No.2 in C minor

 

Bach is on my playlist (cello) in the car, so what better time to release some Bach of my own? I arranged this prelude to be more cinematic in sound, by modifying the left hand Alberti bass pattern. (the…

Piano Cover - Blue Monday by New Order

I've always liked this song, growing up in the 80's and all...it's kind of dark and the melody is beautiful. A dark song but listen how it changes when played on the piano, is a classical sort of style…

A New Story - Minimal Piano Arpeggios


This track uses only three instruments - piano, strings, and glockenspiel. The piano plays arpeggios, with sustained notes by the strings, and a highlighted melody by the glockenspiel. Instead of using Ivory II piano samples, this time I used the…

Inspiring Corporate Piano - new music for video

Here is the latest track, designed for corporate use/licensing. My goal was to capture a 'fresh' sound, with a catchy sounding piano, while remaining unobtrusive to the visual. 

New ideas abound everywhere, not just the workplace. This would be…

Indie Rock Adventure - new royalty free music!

The latest track for videos, film and media.. Indie Rock Adventure! Full of big percussion effects and a piano melody throughout. I tried to capture the sense of adventure with a bit of excitement about the unknown ahead... 

Take…