Bittersweet Covers!

Sometimes, when you write music and release it into the world, you never know the path that it will take and who is going to find it.

Recently, a fellow composer discovered one of my FREE pieces originally written as part of the VGM challenge and transcribed for piano, and took it into his own hands.

Michael Chadwick, aka known as Nebyoolae , covered Bittersweet Memory not one, but TWO times.

This first is with him playing solo guitar:

The second, where he brought the piece to his band is a FULL ON JAM!!

Additionally, a THIRD performance was realized on Piano by Michael Calabris. His Beautiful interpretation of this melody is on YOUTUBE.

This all came from the original which can be heard here:

In my opinion Its an honor when someone takes the time to learn your music at all, let alone cover it!

I hope you enjoy these covers, and that maybe it will inspire you to cover either one of mine or a colleagues melody.

(Reminder: Always ask before posting though!

Michael Chadwick’s Website and BandCamp can be found here:

https://michaelchadwick.info

https://nebyoolae.bandcamp.com/

or you can follow him on Twitter

@mjchadwick

Michael Calabris’s Music can be found at his website

https://michaelcalabriscomposer.com/

Youtube Channel

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCuBG_L8w8ntMIt3Htjz6Qng/featured

or you can follow him on Facebook at

https://www.facebook.com/michaelcalabriscomposer

I’M TEACHING AT A MUSIC SUMMER CAMP!!!!!

EDIT: Due to the recent events in Minneapolis and the importance of allowing the voices that need to be heard in this moment to have the full attention they need , we have decided to postpone the camp . These specific classes may still happen whether through the camp or by my own offering in the future. Please stay tuned for updates and thank you for your understanding.

Hello Fellow Music friends and Fans,

I am excited to announce that I will be teaching some courses for a Summer Music Camp offered by Maestoso Music Studio. The best news is, that it is online so YOU- and/ or, your students/ children, can participate in real time, without having to leave your front door. There are lots of other quality courses to choose from, but these happen to be the three that I am excited to teach.

Session 1- June 8th- 30th

THE COMPOSER IS ALIVE!

This will be a listening and discussion based course where I will expose the participants to music they may or may not have heard before by LIVING COMPOSERS, written within the last 30 years, give or take, in several genres spanning from wind band and orchestra to jazz, and video game music. The purpose of this course is to open up the ears of the participants, expand their minds to musical possibilities and show them that composers are indeed real people who are alive and creating as we speak. We will discuss the pieces, how to find new music, and the class will conclude with a creative project

This class may include a meet and greet with a living composer- who is not me by the way- but you’ll have to participate to find out!

Age Range- 8th Grade – Young adult (though adults are welcome too)

When-Tuesdays and Thursdays at 2-3

Session 2 July

PRACTICAL THEORY

I will be teaching a bare bones introduction to music theory suitable for those who are curious about the world of theory and how to use it. I will also be sprinkling in some examples and instruction of how to use theory to improve your sight reading ability and learn parts of that solo on your own.

Some knowledge of theory is recommended but is not necessary for this course.

Age range- 8th Grade- Adult

When-Tuesdays and Thursdays at 2-3

Session 3 August

COMPOSE FOR YOU!

This will be a course for those looking to get their feet wet in the world of music composition and arranging. One class will be spent introducing the free software MUSE SCORE – though if you prefer to use another Music Notation Software, that is ok too. At the end of the course, each student will have composed a short solo for their instrument and a duet.

Some theory knowledge is necessary for this course. Might I recommend taking my Practical Theory course?

Age Range- 8th Grade- Adult

When-Tuesdays and Thursdays at 2-3

If you are interested in signing up for this course or any of the other courses in the Creativity Club Music Camp please follow this link.

I Can’t wait to see you there!!