Music has always been a part of my life. My first tape was Bon Jovi Slippery When Wet and my first CD was Weezer Blue Album. Over the years I have used many different mediums to play music, but it all began with a guitar. I took some lessons from an unconventional guitar teacher that emphasized improvisation and ear training rather than technical training (neither is more important than the other.
About four years ago I reconnected with an old friend and began to learn some new genres. I took an interest in flamenco guitars and learned more about Afro-Caribbean Rhythms (Guanguanco, Bomba, and Plena). This was an inspired time for me followed by a hand injury that brought everything to halt.
I began to realize that I could not play like before so I needed a new medium. I began to learn about Digital Audio Workstations, or DAW’s. The DAW that I am most familiar with is Logic Pro (Here is a tutorial if you are interested). There are unlimited options with DAW. It can be a great tool, but sometimes it can be difficult to focus your efforts. I began my shift to hardware synthesizers and sound design.
As you can see music has always had a snowball effect on me; the more I learn the more I want to learn. This blog will touch on a number of topics music related. I’m open to any ideas and feedback that you may have. Feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Take care and keep playing.