Scarf Project

A bunch of my friends already know about this project, but I just wanted to take the time to further explain about a little project I started! The whole idea began after learning about something called Beyond Beanie. Beyond Beanie is a for-profit company that sells beanies and bracelets made by indigenous people from Bolivia. […]

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Seven String Guitar – Pt. 3

In this third part on seven string guitars, I’ll write about their use in rock and metal music! ”There was a period about 10 years ago, when I was studying metaphysics and numerology, and I got very interested in the number 7. I’m not sure if that was the main impetus behind putting a seventh […]

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“Hello, how are you?”

“Hello, how are you?” is often the first thing you say to someone here in the U.S., regardless of how well you know that person. This is certainly not the case in other places I’ve lived in and traveled. In Mexico you might hear that often, but you wouldn’t in China, for sure! I have […]

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Composition: Hope

“Hope is the thing with feathers That perches in the soul And sings the tune without the words And never stops at all.” ― Emily Dickinson   Bass, recording, mixing – Devon Murray Composition, guitar – Samuel Gracida Drums – Will Ash Piano – Julian Dittmer Saxophone – Steven Sinclair   Here is a little […]

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Soul Searching Recital

I did an Independent Study with Religion Professor Dr. Belcastro and Music Professor Stan Smith on “Jazz and Spirituality,” focusing on the music of Mary Lou Williams and John Coltrane. At the end of the study I put together this recital below, so hope you can check it out and let me know what you think!

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Hello everybody! Thank you to all that checked out my last project created around my composition Aleppo. I also got to perform Aleppo at Capital University’s NOW Festival recital hour. Got great comments from that and I hope it achieved some of the goals I had! This is a small blog post where I’m committing […]

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