I began my musical education from learning the notes on my recorder and then learned the treble cleff at age 11. I then took guitar at age 14 for half a year with the Royal Conservatory flying through the first 4 books in less than 6 months only to quit the Royal Conservatory after teaching my own class week after week in which I was suppose to be taught. I learned the flute in grade 7 to 10. Was in the city youth orchrestra in grade 8 and then only did the Junior Concert Band in Grade 9 but was bumped up to Senior Concert Band while still in grade 10 with most others in grade 11 and 12 at Herman Secondary School. Also took violin and vocal at Herman in grade 10. Years later while looking back at my grade 8 report card, I found that the famous art highschool Walkerville wanted me to attend their school for Art and Music.
Well, besides being self-taught on guitar and not being great at it lol, I graduated from Mediatech Institute in Austin, TX in December of 2009 for recording arts. I learned a lot of tricks there and a lot of live sound techniques and whatnot as well.
Most of my musical education was in choral music, both in high school and college.
i learn it my self
From 2000-2008, I participated in band throughout grade school and college. I also learned vocals in the school choir and church choir. Other than that, I listen to different types of music so I can put togethed hot and original music.
no formal music education but i listen 2 all different kinds of music
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Well I've been playing piano off and on since I was about 5 I received my bachelors degree in Comprehensive Sound Arts from Ex'pression College for Digital Arts.
|History of Influences, and Music Studies
I’ve learned to play Drums, Bass, Harmonica, Sax, Flute, Bongo's, Piano, Electric and Acoustic Guitars, Dulcimer, Mandolin, and to make songs as improvised pieces.
Around 1965, I had a paper route and bought a Sears “Silver Tone” electric guitar and amp, like the one that they had on display over at the shopping center when we lived, “In the bad part of town”.
I rebuilt an old shortwave radio I pulled from a scrap yard, and listened to the Rock And Pop music coming from the USA. and England, Stones, Beach Boys, etc. There was good music on the Radio in Canada. as well, Gordon Lightfoot, soon Joni Mitchell, the Guess Who, Rush, etc. But the music coming from England was like American created Blues and Rock, and was coming to Canada soon to a radio near you.
I met John Lee Hooker in 1972 at the local University in a small room with about 20 chairs, he was not well known here at the time. John sat and held his acoustic in his arms and with his head down, he prayed in front of us. He seemed very sincere and intense as his head came up and he started to play, a chill went down my spine. I knew there was something special happening.
This made me feel something about "God", and few things had this effect. I was moved for years, and decided to try to learn blues, gospel, and play-N-pray. Feeling the music means not chewing gum and looking around because I'm bored and would rather be somewhere else right now - that is not how to play the Good Music or the Blues!
You have to be one with yourself, and feel somewhat humble and thankful, this allows things to flow freely, and not have ego get in the way of music.
Around 1973 I was lucky and worked as Roadie for Frank Zappa. He was very mellow in person, but was a towering figure, and soft spoken. Once on stage in front of people, he roared large and bigger than life.
This version of The Mothers included George Duke on keyboards and vocals, Ian
Underwood on saxophone, Bruce Fowler on Bass, Ruth Underwood on percussion, and Zappa on guitar and vocals. This was the music for "Over-Night Sensation".
I stood close to the band, in case I had to sneak out and change a cable or raise the Mic stands, and the Mothers and Frank, and guests raised the roof with awesome Jazz based rock with huge responses from the audience. His guitar playing was amazing, and the bass playing still stays in my mind. I know what Rock should sound like when its played in a small orchestra with excellent musicians. I don't need the video, I'll never forget.
James Taylor created and played great music, I worked as Roadie again for his concerts in Canada. This time vibes and people were all completely different. James inspires still today.
Met Robert Moog in 1974, at lecture in Physics. He gave an amazing demo of
synthesizers and explanation for how they worked. Many times when Bob came to Canada for years we went to see him.
Studied with Gene Martynec in Toronto (70's) at Ring Music Guitar store. Gene Played with Lou Reed, and produced Rough Trade, and Bruce Cockburn albums. (and more)
Acquired a Mini Moog in the seventies, and learned how to make Sound, what each aspect of Audio makes Sound, Attack, Decay, Release, Sustain, Filters, and I still make my own Patches/Sounds from basics to final sound.
Subtractive and Additive Synthesis tools for music making became part of how to work with compositions, as well as electronic foot pedals, Wah, Distortion, etc.
Went to Buffalo to see Bob Moog's manufacturing with good buddy in 1989, bought Memory Moog, Eurythmics’ used this keyboard on Sweet Dreams. Figured out how to Rewire to have clock output to drum machine and bingo - the fun the sound the beats
Studied Classical Guitar with Master player Charles Robbishare, learned middle ages guitar and songs. Still play this style privately late at night!
Studied with superb Jazz Pianist: Paul Benton. Renowned around Canadian Jazz venues, played opposite of Oscar on Stage at on time. Very strict teacher, acoustic piano is harder than electric guitar for strength required.
Highlight for me was having long lunch with Joni Mitchell. I've played her songs
for many years and got the chance to thank her personally. She is very amazing.
Thank you Joni for the Sechelt BC lunch and talks.
The studio approach appeals to me, have one at home so you can record when you feel creative. Creativity and the Spontaneity may come when it wants to, not when you want it to be done. Analog playing and Software recording, I'm going to need some new "Analog" Guitar strings...
Thanks for listening. - take care
I was classically-trained on the piano for 10 years.
I come from a very musical family (my father, grandfather and uncles), so alot of my musical education came from my upbringing! I studied voice while I was in high school, but was encouraged by some of the adults around me to major in something "stable" when I went to college. I listened to the "wise" adults, but after college I went back to my first love and started taking private voice lessons, attending music seminars and workshops, and auditioning for bands and musicals every chance I'd get!
I've also learned alot from other fellow artists and groups I've collaborated with throughout the years. Not only did I learn and grow as an artist through working with some of my peers, but I've learned alot about the music business as well. This was like a hands-on education and I've learned alot more this way than thru the conventional way.
I learned some basic music terminology, etc. while singing in church choirs. My mother tried to teach me piano lessons when I was around 11, but I was a lousy student. I've since picked up several instruments by ear. ...And it hurts, too.
I've studied Music GCSE, A Level, Degree as well as a course in Composition, Recording and Band Performance.
I'm not have musical education...
i was do it with myself
Dan is self taught: he got his first guitar at age 8 and began writing songs at age 12. As a cellist, Deryn went the classical route and obtained a music degree at the South African College of Music.