Give me a key and the chords as numbers. Music is what I do.

I am one of those musicians that learned notes and chords as numbers.

It’s fun in a jam session or a recording session exclaiming, “In the key of G… 1, 6, 2, 5… then back to one.”

LoL, it’s almost like speaking code. Immature? Maybe a little but it keeps it interesting. What’s even more interesting is when the chord progression starts sounding like an international phone number. I love it!

I was at a gospel/worship music rehearsal with some friends. I’m not really religious relative to theological beliefs but with music, I am deeply religious. So I am sitting there on the keys and my friend Aaron on guitar is trying to figure out the chords for a song so that he can change them. I start playing along, he’s playing the original chord progression. All of a sudden I play a different chord that’s technically in a different key and he’s loving how it sounds. We’re definitely chord progression freaks He asks me what chords I did and I said, “I went from a 6 to a 5 minor, then to a 7th 4.” As musicians in a session, it didn’t matter that I changed the chord progression he wanted to try and change so don’t feel for him there. The thing I’m trying to get across is that we as musicians love music and we have an understanding of it enough to know that it’s mathematics. Everything is mathematics. Logic and knowledge are so awesome!

Another thing, we need more musicians collaborating on recordings in this area (Pittsburg, Antioch, Brentwood, Oakley, Concord, CA). Los Medanos College is helping that a lot with their recording arts program. I myself am mainly doing R&B, club rap (which isn’t…), hip-hop, techno, trance, electro, acoustic (guitar), freestyle (80s, 90s). But I would like to have a cool collaboration network going on.

American Idol? No, thank you… unless you passed the first audition but didn’t get much further than that. I like some of those people.

So yeah, if you have been reading my entries, there has been some slight disappointment in some aspects of certain Christian-based religions. I don’t like the unnecessary aspects and/or non-adaptive aspects.

I was doing religious music last night and that didn’t even matter.

My religion is music.

There is no inducing mean world syndrome involved. There are no messiah complexes. There is no taking advantage of an individual in a weakened state. There is no unprovable assumptions. There is no divisive devices.

I gues you could say that for anything until somebody starts creating what they think is the absolute answer of something that is stated cannot be totally comprehended just yet.

I can’t totally comprehend why music without words works just fine… but I won’t have to say anything to try and explain it. It speaks for itself without question.

Like anything in life, I don’t think you should be able to tell another why they should follow what you like unless they ask and you’d better have a damn good explanation. Otherwise, you feel the vibe, you like it, then you follow in your own version of joy.


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