Market

I’ve always been fascinated by poly-rhythmic devices in music, playing one time signature against the other. In this latest installment of my Oasis series I’m exploring the push and pull of rhythms which puts me in mind of a bustling market where events synchronize and then clash. At times edgy and frantic. At times harmonious. […]

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Progress

Second in the Oasis series, this is Progress. The organic gives way to the relentless push forward. The grit of sand gives way to the grit of industry. The tune builds as guitars come in and grind it out for dominance. Perhaps there should be a ? at the end of Progress. The synth pads […]

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Dry

I’m not sure what it is but I just can’t get this out of my head. It might be the dissonant notes colliding. Maybe it is the off kilter openness. So here we go, a series of recordings I’m calling the “Oasis” project (working title only) and here is the first track. The guitar track […]

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Just One Touch

On the last Saturday of every month I have the opportunity to play 2-3 hours in what I would call a free-form worship night at our church, Gateway Christian Community, an event we call Reveal. There is no agenda or song list. It doesn’t matter if only 5 people show up, we are there to […]

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Zoom H1 Recorder

Best Christmas present ever…the Zoom H1. I’m using it to record performances and practices and I’m posting them on my website in password protected pages. It is incredible what you catch when you listen back to recordings of your band. Here is an example of a practice from last week with the Price company band […]

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Grace Poured Out

This is it…the last tune in the Resonate 2010 series of recordings! I’m book-ending this series with another tune by Matt Horner. He has a unique and very listenable voice, even though he recorded this at 8:30 am that fateful day last July. Here is the rough track… Grace Poured Out – Original Rough Tracks […]

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Abba Father

I’ve taken a different approach with this song. This is another in the Resonate 2010 series of songs written and recorded last summer. This song, Abba Father, was written by the youngest of the song writers who attended the three week intensive workshop here in Winnipeg in July of 2010. Here is the rough track… […]

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The Verge of Faith

In this installment I tackled Josh Baker’s The Verge of Faith. Verge of Faith – Original Rough Tracks The first order of business was to select a drum groove and feel for the track. I selected a set of drum loops from Matt Sorum of Velvet Revolver and Guns n’ Roses. A good rockin’ groove. […]

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My Portion

Today’s posting features the 9th posting in the Resonate 2010 series. In this installment I’m posting a track from Linsay Geddert. There is something about Linsay’s voice that is very compelling, reminicent of Sarah Harmer. My Portion – Original Rough Tracks You can see by the picture of the track that this one starts quiet […]

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