Today's video is another sit-down and do it style practice. I didn't really have much of a plan going in - its nice to have a structure - so it ended up being a bit of Melodic Development over one of my favorite chord structures. - Daily Gratitude - When your reality isn’t what you imagined: In fact its so much better. Be open to the possibilities and receive your blessings of unlimited potential.
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Practice vlog. I tend to not talk much. That's part of this whole experiment. Get over any nervousness around playing music on camera. At the end of the day, it's not so bad. In fact, It's a lot like those first couple times you go out to play your songs in public. It's a little nerve-wracking at first but eventually, you start to warm up to the feeling of putting yourself out there... Have courage to take the action and learn from your mistakes. Here's my Intentional vocal practice. Question. What did you notice about what and how I'm improvising? if you were practicing music in this way, what would you do differently? Comments here (or on youtube)
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Hey everyone, Thought I'd share another video practice session of some original music, written with the help of some friends here at Gene Media Productions.
These were songs created in collaboration with friends.
Setlist 1- Check Engine (lyrics by Levente) Levente Is Creating some Videos too. Stay tuned because I'll definitely be sharing his music once it's ready
2- The Wind and the Whistle - (@the way out)
3- Weekend At Jerry's - (@the way out)
The Way Out is a Canadian, Classic Rock / Folk Rock and domestic beer-inspired project with Ol'brother Paul. The band is on break, with no plans to reunite at this moment; however, there are two albums available for digital download (links below)
4- Today - (@Harley) Short and sweet Punk song originally written by Harley while we were teenagers in "A Band In America" -----
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Hey everyone Cody here with some more blog action.
this month has been exciting, working with Ol'brother Paul on several projects including the 'Paulcast' and the reunion of the way out.
Got a chance to talk to Solid Smith about his chip tune project. Chip tunes are a really interesting little micro-genre. Imagine 8-bit video game music, very technical, with interesting hooks and progressive and metal-esque themes. These songs were built in a web app (beepbox.co) with a discord community with contests and stuff. Sounds interesting?
Yep, Edgefest happens every year. It's a great little festival and the proceeds help needy folks in our (100 mile house) community.
This year we had 'I'm Not Steve' who plays Acoustic with Cajon drum harmonica, tambourine. I really enjoyed his originals and he had a great voice for bluesy rock.
Headlining the show once again, was Space Waste. who are planning to get some open-mics happening (again locally) but sadly they are losing one of their band-mates to re-location due to work. Don't worry though. The core of their band (Aaron Tim and Chuck) are still going strong.
I'm excited what these folks will bring musically in the next little while...
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Patrick (aka None the Weiser) is polishing up some tracks for his latest project, a dubby, electronic-style album under the name box-fire. As Pat and I are both Tree-planters I get the reference, imagine burning hundreds of 2' x 4' boxes coated in a waxy fuel-source. It's bright, it's impressive.
I sat down the other day with Singer/sowngwriter Doug Maxwell for some video. One of his Originals by the way, and an excellent story too.
Here's how he describes it...
"This song commemorates a 1962 road trip my mother, sister and I took. I was just turning 11 at the time and living in Florida. This point in time was the end of innocence, both in my life and in world affairs, as I have come to understand them. The vast glacier we hiked to in Glacier Natl. Park no longer exists, only one example of vast change. Many thanks to Gene Media for invaluable assistance."