My Muzak

My music Ever since I was a youngster I have enjoyed music, both listening and playing. Below is some videos and audios. My main instrument is guitar, but I also create compositions using a keyboard synth controller and various software synth VSTs. I like rock, jazz, and instrumental forms of music. My musical influences include many diverse artists such as Allan Holdsworth, Chick Corea, John McLaughlin, Plini, Pat Metheny, Joe Satriani, Brett Garsed, Mike Stern, Weather Report, and many other jazz fusion and classic rock artists. I like adventurous musical pieces as a whole, so that it convey's a little epic story within the piece.

The David Wallimann 60 second Solo Contest.

I placed in the top 13 , what a humbling experience that was.

The contest (YouTube results) requirement was to solo against a backing track created by David Wallimann. The contest was judged by himself along with other guitar greats such as Dweezil Zappa and Tom Quayle. The backing track was a ballad instrumental piece. My approach was to keep it slow and melodic without playing over the top with a lot of speed and flash. I didn't think I would even get noticed considering all the great players out there. Below is my video entry. The second video is just an acoustic piece I did a few years prior.

Other Recordings

» The Key Sphere Part 2 - Electric Guitar, Synth, VSTs

A simple fusion piece I wrote dedicated to our home, planet Earth. I played guitar, the synth parts and programmed the drums and bass. Allan Holdsworth was my inspiration for this piece.

» The Endurance Suite - Synth and VST instruments

I saw a documentary one day about the daring Antarctic expedition of 1914. I was immediatly inspired and came up with this composition based on some improvisational ideas I had on the synth. I wanted the drums to take control so needless to say I made tons of midi edits for the odd flams and double bass drum accents and such! A labor of love, but kind of a PIA. Pat Metheny was an inspiration for this.

» The Road Revisited - Acoustic Guitar, Djembe, Synth

An acoustic fusion guitar piece I wrote inspired by two great geniuses: Michael Hedges and Ian Anderson. On the road again.