Thursday, June 12, 2008

What I Listen To

My music tastes are extremely diverse. I do have preferences, like everyone. It really depends on my mood. Sometimes I like rock (Yes, Toto, Boston, U2, Rush, Genisis, Kansas, Whitesnake, Van Halen). Other times, it's brass driven (Gabrielli, King's Brass, Empire Brass, John Rutter, Chicago). And other times it's funk and bluegrass (Tower of Power, Bela Fleck and the Flecktones). And sometimes guitar driven (John Mayer, Phil Keaggy, Dave Matthews Band). And of course, there's worship and CCM genre music (David Crowder, Todd Agnew, Chris Tomlin, Paul Baloche, Michael W Smith, Israel Houghton, Matt Redman, and the like). Then there is the far out stuff I like (Vocal Spectrums, Apocalyptica) - which I'd have to explain. As you can see, it's all over the place. It depends on my mood. I feel for Scott DeSanders and Patty Diliberto who have their offices closest to mine.

When it comes to 'classical''s important to know that I'm a classically trained musician — both vocally and instrumentally. Classically trained simply means a heavy emphasis on music theory, music history, and performance of 'high-brow' music. It depends on the mood I'm in. Classically, some of my favorites are Bela Bartok, Gabrielli, and Aaron Copland. Most of my performance elements were 20th century composers on the tenor trombone like Hindemith, but I'd rarely pop it into my personal playlist.

If you really want to know the up to date of what I'm listening to — then check out the right hand column here on this blog where my iTunes and listening habits are revealed.

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