Category Archives for Music
This is my arrangement of Bach’s “Borrea.” It’s one of my faves. Jimmy Page plays this at the beginning of a Led Zeppelin song, but he doesn’t play the B part. I wonder why…?? seriously…it’s beautiful. Maybe it’s not as … Continue reading
This is a cover of Raffi’s “Douglas Mountain,” from the Christmas Album.
This is a cover of one of my favorite Taj Mahal songs, “Lovin’ In My Baby’s Eyes.” Yes, I know I got the lyrics wrong. I’ll make another one sometime.
Blues Improv in A. What else can I say?
This jam-out was inspired by a song from Paul Simon’s “Graceland.” I’m just exploring with my loop pedal.
Goin’ back to Dallas take my razor and my gun Goin’ back to Dallas take my razor and my gun, oh yeah Lots of people lookin’ for trouble Man, sure gonna give ‘em in some. You know that ain’t evil … Continue reading
Eat big cat balls with your food. Cause you know someday they could make you smile. see: “Be Careful With a Fool” off the album “Johnny Winter”(1969).
I gave you a brand new ford, but you said “I wan’ a Cadillac.” I bought you a ten dollar dinner. You said “thanks for the snack.” I let you stay in my penthouse. You said it was just a … Continue reading
Moses stood on the Red Sea shore; smote that water with a two by four. If I could I surely would, stand on the shore where Moses stood.
When you gotta good friend they’ll stay right by your side. Spend all your spare time to love and treat them right. Kernels of wisdom from the blues legend himself.
Or at least their music would seem to suggest as such… Here’s a link to an article about how the Fibonacci sequence figures prominently in the album Lateralus, by Tool. http://www.upvenue.com/music-news/blog-headline/1142/fibonacci-in-tool-s-lateralus.html This is definitely one my favorite albums of … Continue reading
This is just a sketch, but I’d eventually like a band accompaniment. I’m thinking about The “T.C. Burnett Blues Band” as a name. It would be a shout out to an ex’s grandfather, with whom I really connected, and … Continue reading
If you’ve ever read the Robert E. Howard short stories about Conan of Cimmeria, then you’ll love this video. It’s the perfect satire of the series. Unfortunately, I think it’s gone unnoticed, as Howard’s original works are not as ubiquitous … Continue reading
Four notes is also a chord. The addition of a fourth note just changes the value of the chord, and introduces the need for more accurate taxonomy. It adds complexity. We’ve talked about how chord tones can be distinguished from … Continue reading
When three different notes are sounding simultaneously they create the first instance of a chord. Chords can have many more than just three notes, but I would argue that they may have no less than three. Two notes is afterall … Continue reading
An interval of space is a length. An interval of time is a duration. An interval of pitch in Western music theory is rather unimaginatively called an “interval.” Intervals are a way to compare the “space” between two notes. Let’s … Continue reading
What is a note? A note is actually a multidimensional thing. It has both pitch and duration. It’s like how a vector has direction, and magnitude. The magnitude might be zero, but it’s there. In the case of a … Continue reading
I love the photography in this video. Edited in pretty professional way too. Go Magnolias.
I’ve got this idea, but I’m not exactly sure of how to pull it off logistically. I want to turn the sound of two instruments playing single notes simultaneously into a visual landscape, and I want to build it out … Continue reading
Good To Me As I Am To You - mp3 This is a sound-alike project I did in college with some other Berklee kids in 2004. I believe the line-up was… Laura Richards, Vocals Chris Gagne, horn arrangements and trombone … Continue reading
Awesome UFO guitar pick that my beautiful and talented young cousin Juliet Nelson gifted me the last time she was in town. I gotta get up to Dallas and visit her mom Heather, who I adore. Hopefully Andrew, Heather’s … Continue reading
Geoffro – Smoke Detector mp3 A project I was on in college at Berklee in 2005 for Geoffro. I always thought the sounds on this track were so damn good. By the time I got to this mix it was … Continue reading
Recently I got out the old guitar, for singin’ with, and went over some old tunes I used to know. As I dusted off the cob webs I found more little jewels I used to own<?>. Anyway, here’s a running … Continue reading
Skyline near the middle of the festival The crowd at Fleet Foxes. I was trying to capture the globe, but people kept walking by. Finally! The crowd at the Empire of the Sun show, from back stage at Google+. … Continue reading
Phomgrad Adam Agati Aaron Henry Corey Beaulieu Nick Falk Chris Gagne This is a recording of my friends and roommates playing a Chris Gagne original, “Phomgrad.” It’s best not to ask about the title. He has another song named … Continue reading
Turns out this Benno Moiseiwitsch guy was pretty amazing. This is his explication on why art, math, and music are all actually the same thing. Very interesting stuff.
If you haven’t heard of the musical duo that is Gillian Welch and David Rawlings, consider this your lucky day. You’re going to love this group. Gillian was one of the “sirens” in the 2000 Odyssey remake by the Coen brothers, … Continue reading
Someday my prints will come - 60 sec spot for Walmart One Hour Photo A silly project, along the lines of the Bud Light Beer Ball commercial spot, I did in college for Walmart One Hour Photo. A … Continue reading