Nov 182016

I’d love to introduce you to my latest creation! This arrangement of You’re A Mean One, Mr. Grinch was one of my favorite projects this year. It was also my very first arrangement for piano duet. Unfortunately, I won’t have time to get it recorded before the holidays are over so this software rendering will have to do.

The arrangement takes us through the story of the Grinch. Starting in C Major (when he was mean and thought he was happy) to A minor (as he sinks into self loathing and more downright, nasty, not-niceness), then builds (his transformation) and modulates into A Major when he realizes the true meaning of Christmas.

When I started working on this, I didn’t really intend for it to tell so much of a story but I couldn’t be happier with the direction it ended up going.  I think it’s a great piece for holiday parties, recitals, and concerts. You can download the score here and play it with (and for) your friends. While you’re at it, take a video and post it or send it to me! I’d love here your rendition!

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Jun 142016

What Hate Considers Might (By Chris Hodges) Guns don’t kill people but people who shouldn’t have them do   I wish we were bullets of love and we would all go “boom”   They want us to be afraid but I’ll respectfully refuse   Fear is not a weapon I’ll allow them to use   I’ll […]

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Feb 222016

I posted this little video (taken directly with the Instagram app) of me making hot chocolate on the first really cold day of autumn. I had to kill the audio due to the rambunctious 6 year old playing in the background. After I posted it, I decided to put some music to it. I originally […]

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Aug 182015

Greetings! So a couple of months ago, Clint Singleton, Jacob Patillo and myself locked ourselves in a studio in Alabama and recorded six original songs. We arrived around 4 pm, setup our gear, worked out some audio kinks and started recording instruments and scratch vocals. We all crashed on site and started the vocal sessions not […]

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Jun 192015

It’s ridiculous the number of times that I have heard “sane” people say “I wish I would have had my gun on me” or “They better be glad I wasn’t packin’”when talking about a mild confrontation with someone. It’s also ridiculous the number of “sane” people I know that has actually pulled a gun on […]

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May 192015

  Garden lights cast a warm, yellowish tint on my book and me. The breeze causes my hair to tickle my cheek. I can’t see much through screen except some lights of the city off in the distance. This is probably my favorite room in the house. The floor is slanted like many add-ons to […]

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May 142015
Sunsets and Starlight on the Radio!

Hey everybody! I hope this quick little post finds you well. I also hope I can make the day even better for you 🙂 A little over a year ago, I wrote this little ditty called Sunsets and Starlight. It was inspired by a beautiful time-laps nature video. Even though its released version isn’t the most […]

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Apr 142015

Today I pushed out a new video to my YouTube channel (it hit my Instagram, too, officially making it an #instagroove). I’ve done several of these short, improvised groove videos but this one is a little unique. It’s got me all giddy and stuff. On instagram, you will see the 15 second clip of the longer (1:15) […]

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Mar 232015

I’m so happy to announce that I am now offering custom bass tracks! For a reasonable price, I can record isolated bass lines for any song and deliver those tracks via wav or aiff. Pricing is available on a per song (or project) basis and turnaround is quick (usually 1-3 days). Electric or Upright bass. Any […]

 March 23, 2015  News, Updates Comments Off on Now Offering…