Iron Maiden Number of the Beast

Hope you enjoyed the Halloween posts throughout the day. This last one features Iron Maiden’s, “”Number of the Beast. The band tried to get master of horror, Vincent Price, to read the opening but ended up using another actor who sounds much like Price.

Enjoy the rest of your Halloween and don’t eat too much candy.

Groovy Ghoulies

This is a blast from the past…when Saturday morning cartoons were da bomb! Thanks to my friend Lenny B. for the reminder on this clip I totally forgot about the Ghoulies.

Other Halloween Posts.

Charles Ives, “Hallowe’en”

Charles Ives was an American Composer from the turn of the 20th Century. His music was very different than other composers of the time. He tended to write things that he heard. In daily life not everything we hear is pretty sounds and Ives always tried to capture those ideas.

This piece was a recommendation from my Halloween Playlist Ideas.

 

Enjoy Ives, “Hallowe’en”

Previous Halloween Posts.

My Last Wedding of the Season, A San Diego Guitarist Wedding Blog

October means two things to me as a guitarist. First, believe it or not October is usually my busiest month for weddings.  A fitting punctuation as it is also the ‘end’ of the ‘wedding season.’

Although I play weddings year round April through October are the  months I am busiest performing for couple’s big day. I am still not sure why October is the busiest, but it is! And yes, I have even done Halloween Weddings, and no, they were not holiday themed…just regular ol’ weddings!

With October coming to a close, this past weekend marked the end of my wedding season. I played a new venue, to me, and one I thought was really cool! It is called LevyLand. The venue is just a house, like a typical summer rental, in Carlsbad, CA. But just a house does not do it justice. It is a really nice house in a really nice area near the beach in the San Diego area, with a great garden for hosting events, such as, weddings.

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A great wedding, great people…a great way to end my 2012 wedding season. This was also special because the bride was a former student of mine. I am always honored when former students and clients keep me in mind for their music needs.

Best to K n R! Thanks for having me out to play for you!

Now time to gear up for Holiday Events, student recordings, a few weddings and whatever music comes my way until 2013 wedding season!

Click for previous wedding posts.

Met some great vendors as well:

Affairs by Amy

Ramon at Ranch Events

Reverend Ron

Dodecaphonic Sudoku

Wow! Here is a serious brain teaser for music geeks.

For the uninitiated dodecaphony is a music term relating to the twelve notes we use in Western music… the basis of my blog 12 Notes & The Truth!

In the 1920’s Composer Arnold Schoenberg set out to compose music through a process that obliterated the systems we are/were used to hearing. Serialism is the name of the movement in which all twelve notes must be used before any are repeated. Creating no key centers in the composition and lack of melody and harmony as we are used to hearing.

The following puzzle is a take on dedecaphony. A Sudoku matrix set up where each note can only be used only once, horizontally, diagonally and in each of the 12 boxes of the matrix.

In essence there is no difference than converting a regular Sudoku puzzle to be 12 x 12 instead of the traditional 9 x 9. Where the numbers 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 are replaced by the 12 notes in our chromatic scale A, Bb, B, C, Db, D, Eb, E, F, Gb, G, Ab. Once completed, a composer would take any of the rows horizontal or vertical and compose using those notes.
Complete Serialism proved to be a little restrictive and many composers have used this technique as a guideline rather than a steadfast rule.

Here is the puzzle. I haven’t worked it so cant guarantee its solve-ability. Have fun if you are so inclined!

This music wasn’t written to be scary or Halloween-ish although not a bad way to transition into October with this piece.

This is real music listen with open ears and an open mind!

Arnold Schoenberg’s, “Piano Concerto op. 42 (Excerpt)”

Enjoy!

Chargers Win, Beat Raiders! POD Chargers Anthem

Chargers Win!

It’s always a great day when the Chargers win and even sweeter when it’s against the Raiders. Sorry to all the grown men in the stands wearing their unoriginal Raider skull Halloween costumes that had to go home with another loss to the Chargers.

Interesting note; Gene Simmons of the band Kiss sang the National Anthem before the game.

Charger fans, celebrate with P.O.D.’s Charger Anthem!

Check out my NFL 2012 Predictions!