Half notes, quarter notes, and bass clefs oh my! I really, really like music. Meaning I love the way it lets you express. Other than drawing and painting, music for me is something that I really connect to. I am still disappointed it took me so many many years to reconnect with that part of me.
I think subconsciously I had been trying to get back into playing an instrument. I kept lingering things, find sheet music of songs I wanted to play one day. Looked maybe at playing the piano for a bit, or trying something else out. It really wasn’t until a few years ago inspired by a Japanese Drama, ( Nodame Cantabella ) , that I thought I’d try to get back into music. Of course the instrument I thought I’d try happens to be be one of the most difficult to learn, the violin. Actually every instrument is difficult, but the starting curve for them is all different. The Alto Saxophone is pretty easy to start playing but begins to get more difficult as anything else as you try to master it.
I really love the violin, it inspired me to go off and learn more instruments and my list has been growing ever since. I even was so infatuated that I made my own violin as well and am continuing to build them in my spare time. The first one came out so well and sounded very sweet and beautiful that it was very satisfying. For someone who spends all his day life creating things that don’t really exist, making something real with your own hands is very rewarding.
Instruments I pretend to know how to play:
- Alto Saxophone
- Cello ( Soon..)
Now playing music is one thing, but recording is another. Since I’m tech savvy I also ended up creating my own music studio in a spare room. I’ll have to list out all the recording equipment here later but I have some nice monitor speakers, Adam A5x’s and some a really wonderful condenser microphone. The Blue DragonFly which rocks for saxophone and vocals. One day I’ll be getting my hands on a ribbon mic, the Cole 4038. Maybe next year.
Some of my recording equipment:
- Yamaha MCG166CX Mixer
- Adam A5X Monitor Speakers
- Blue DragonFly Condensor Mic
- Shure SM58
- HD 500 Line 6 Effects Processor
- Fishman LoudBox 100 Acoustic Amp
- Roland Cube 20X
- Realist Violin Pick Up