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  • Metro 2033 Title Theme arrangement

    —— October 29th, '14

    This is my arrangement of the title theme to Metro 2033. It’s more mellow and softer than the original. I’ve included two versions of the tab; either for the arrangement as presented with both the guitar and electric bass or a version for solo guitar.

  • #Gamergate, online discussions and how we all seem to hate each other

    —— October 15th, '14

    I’d like to think that the internet makes some people behave in a way they wouldn’t normally had the interaction taken place face to face. Then again, with how divisive absolutely everything is right now, maybe the internet is actually more honest, and revealing rather than corrupting.

  • Musical form in modern media music

    —— July 15th, '14

    Musical form is one of the most important aspects of composition, no less so than the sexier topics of melody, harmony and counterpoint, but one could argue it’s even more important than all of those, since it doesn’t matter how good they are if they don’t have the form to support them.

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    EverQuest Next Title Theme

    —— August 2nd, '13

    It was just announced that Jeremy Soule is composing the music for EverQuest Next. During the keynote speech, an early draft of the title theme was played so I’ve transcribed the motif that we’ll be hearing whenever we boot up the game.

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    Epic Chord Progressions

    —— September 4th, '12

    In this post, I’ll be going through some chord progressions commonly associated with a grand feeling, or “epicness,” with some examples of how they’ve been used in popular media.

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