My experience with music didn’t start until I was almost 18 years old. My last year in high school I bought an electric guitar, this one to be exact, a 120 watt Behringer LX112, and decided to learn guitar. I took about 6 lessons from a my dad’s cousin’s husband and then I just taught myself from there. I grew very attracted to progressive rock, post rock and atmospheric playing styles.
My first band was a screamo band and I didn’t even play guitar in it. I played keyboard and synth. I had no idea what I was doing, but that was why it was so fun. I was always learning and experimenting and excited to just play music. I didn’t let music theory guide my writing, I let my ears and heart do the writing. Oddly enough I was taking music theory classes and aural skill classes at the university at the same time.
I then progressed into doing metal vocals in a metalcore band with some of the same friends which then turned into a post rock style band a year later where I finally was able to use my guitar skills. By then I had obtained much better gear and so began my obsession with guitar tone and pedals.
Since 2007 my writing skills have progressed in a strange way. I have moved away from metal and heavier styles of music into a more singer songwriter mentality. Over the last few years, most of my writing is now done with acoustic guitar and clean vocals. More recently I have been adventuring into writing on piano and composing orchestral pieces with midi as well as collaborating with friends and their talents.
I used to love playing live shows and doing a little traveling, but I am completely satisfied with just writing, recording in my free time and sharing my music with others. I am not on a crazy pursuit to have career in music because I feel it would take away from my passion for writing music.