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Member Since: Friday, May 30 2008 @ 11:40 AM CDT
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Homepage: http://www.myspace.com/focus12music
Location: Santa Cruz, CA United States
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This project is a way for me to unleash the music that has been building up inside me over the years. It is a necessary compliment to my day job as a freelancing musician which mostly consists of playing other people's music the way someone else wants you to play it. I find that kind of work very challenging and gratifying but I am rarely able to express my own musical ideas. So I just happened upon Garageband a couple of weeks ago (after using Macs for 8 years) and am now obsessed! I am writing music like some kind of crazed maniac at the moment.

Also, if anyone is interested in having some real strings on a track, I am open to that type of collaboration. I haven't actually posted any of my own music that incorporates live instruments yet but should soon. Can't promise perfect sound quality using the internal mic on my iMac however but a friend of mine is a recording engineer and I could record stuff at his studio and charge only for his time (at least for now.) Check out the "studio strings " track below to hear samples of my studio work.

Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope you like the tunes!

Focus12's Songs (5)
Date Title Rating Hits Genre Last Comment Status
06.06.08 studio strings  (---) 1828 (3) Other 06.10.08 Active
06.03.08 Small Hours 9.00 (3) 2086 (6) Ambient 06.17.08 Active
06.02.08 Chaconne 8.75 (2) 1726 (3) Ambient 06.10.08 Active
06.01.08 Winter Sky 0.00 (0) 1663 (6) Ambient 06.04.08 Active
06.01.08 One Mind 0.00 (0) 1249 (0) Breakbeat N/A Active
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Music Background Studied music performance and dabbled in composition in college. Professional violist for 15+ years, playing symphonic, opera, and chamber music repertoire. Active recording artist and string arranger for 10 years and a multi-instrumentalist for a number of bands.
Music Skills -viola -keyboards -bass -string arrangements
Music Hardware -2.4 GHz Core 2 Duo iMac -Yamaha MM6 -William Whedbee viola, 1989
Music Software Garageband, LE8 on the way!