BigGreg3000 (GH3K)

Recently an old buddy and former bandmate Robin Toye uploaded a 5/4 percussion jam (https://tinyurl.com/s9elk5d), and he confessed to his audience that he had the Mission Impossible Theme running through his head as he was playing. Since I had made a video of this very tune last July, I thought it was musical destiny for us to jam together once again after so many years, if only virtually.

Robin's track is at 171 BPM, and mine was at 190, so I had to speed his audio up a bit to get it to match the video. I remixed a little cadenza for him at the end to emulate the original on the soundtrack recording.

Roll over Tchaikovsky! This is a Line 6 arrangement uploaded to their website some years back, so I decided to give it a go. This is a remix of a performance from two years ago today, actually. Guitar is in stereo now, and I mixed in the backing track on a discrete channel; much better fidelity.

Have a great Christmas everybody, and my sincere thanks for stopping by my bit chute page to check out some of my work. Best wishes for 2020, much more to come!

May all my visitors be free from mental and physical suffering, and be filled with loving friendliness.

This backing track is from Vol. 125 of the Aebersold jazz playalong series, "Christmas Carol Classics," and features Steve Allee on piano, Tyrone Wheeler on bass, and Jonathan Higgens on drums.

I haven't been uploading videos lately because I decided to just work on some mindfulness issues which takes up a lot of energy as I face down my demons. My last video, "Wichita Lineman," was a total flop, so I decided to step back and woodshed a bit and work on some original material.

I recorded quite a few Christmas videos in the past two years for my facebook page, and figured I might as well spread them around a bit here on bit chute for my lovely subscribers. This one is from December 2017; it was recorded before I figured out how to edit in sound with iMovie 11, so the sound quality is just average.

I want to thank everyone who has taken the time to visit my page and I'm very grateful for the opportunity to share some of my music with so many friends I will probably never meet.

Merry Christmas to you all, and may you be free from suffering and hardship this holiday season.

I've always loved this song, Jimmy Webb was really on a roll in the late '60s. As a matter of fact, the very first 45 RPM single I every purchased with my own money was "Up, Up, and Away" by the Fifth Dimension.

Hopefully Glen Campbell fans won't be too upset with me for sabotaging his video with my middling vocal interpretation. All in good fun, folks, enjoy the ride.

The backing track is a hybrid mix of a guitar backing track with orchestration (mostly left channel), and an iReal Pro chart I worked the changes out for (mostly right channel). The video footage of Glen Campbell was acquired from here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4qoymGCDYzU

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This is a new ongoing video feature I am calling Musical Mischief; the idea is to blindly choose a tune from one of my many fat fake books, and to see what I can come up with utilizing as many musical toys I have laying around here, but primarily IReal Pro.

I multi-tracked several iReal Pro instruments for this arrangement; namely, jazz guitar, strings, nylon string guitar, and a piano trio, all within a Latin cha-cha rhythm context. This app continues to amaze me the more I play with it; quite a bit of potential which I hope to explore within the context of my ongoing Musical Mischief project.

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A Brian May styled multiple guitar arrangement was what I was after; you can be the judge if I was successful. I've always wanted to punk this song up a bit since it is 95% major chords, and has a kind of militaristic drive to it.

I composed the iReal chart, then used two different styles melded together for a hybrid backing. Then I added a distorted rhythm guitar and three melody guitars on top of that.

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My goal here was to write something danceable, and the form ended coming out a bit strange, with seventeen bars for the A section and eleven for the B section. To my ears, this gave it a spiral sounding quality, hence the title.

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A fairly simple tune, with "Mystery Date," I decided to challenge myself and see if I could write an instrumental with an A section that only had two chords. The B section provides the tonal and rhythmic contrast, with the HR-16 sounding a bit like Animal from the Muppets Show.

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My mom really liked this waltz from 1968; it was a troubled time in our country's history, and perhaps it had a calming effect for her through all the assassinations, race riots, Vietnam War, and craziness going on at the time.

Maybe she dug Englebert, too; anyway, I always remembered it because of the strange foreign language title, and because I heard that record quite a bit.

Something told me this weekend that my mom requested I cover this one, and due to syncing challenges, it was one of the more complicated recording projects I've ever done. But I learned a lot, too, so hey, it's all good. (Plus, you don't have to look at me or my bedroom again, so novelty is always an asset.)

If you would like to download the iReal Player chart for this tune, go here: https://www.irealb.com/forums/showthread.php?22782-Les-Bicyclettes-De-Belsize-Barry-Mason-Leslie-Reed&p=57022#post57022

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This is a soundtrack tune that I've always wanted to cover, but did not have the tech knowledge to create a suitable backing track for. iReal Pro to the rescue once again. I love soaring melodies like this which really adapt well to slide guitar arranging.

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This is an instrumental number from "The King and I" which I happened to come across in one of my fake books in 1988, and decided to mess around with. It was a transitional time for me because punk was sort of dead and I was searching around and about different genres of music for ideas to play with. It was fun to let my imagination wander off to far off lands and try to recreate the feel of an Eastern vibe with my new drum machine.

The video was originally created in rough form with two DVD players in 2008, and for this upload I improved the audio and tightened up the editing on the visuals with iMovie 11.

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I recorded AFRO BLUE in 1998 when I was really at the height of my jazz studies and woodshedding quite a bit. The video was first made ten years later, and for this upload, I remixed the audio which had gotten muddy in its transfer to mp3 format, and then edited the video all over again with iMovie 11. It really is quite uncanny how well this young lady's dance moves sync up with the audio track; very little editing was required, mostly just titles and pixie dust.

This arrangement was an experiment with quartal harmony, i.e. based on fourths rather than thirds as in most of Western music. (Jimi's coda of "Castles Made of Sand" is another example of this type of harmony you might be familiar with.)

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OK, judging from the lousy response to my last video, I guess you all are sick of looking at me and could use a little change. Totally understandable; my apologies. I am easily bored, too, so I can relate.

This is a tune I recorded about ten years ago and forgot about; I was going through some old DVDs and found it amongst a bunch of stripper videos I had recorded off of Something Weird discs that I had rented from Netflix. I had hastily adding new music tracks to all of them, mostly from Marvin Gaye's classic album "What's Going On".

This video was the oddball of the bunch as it was the only cut on there that had original music on it. Both audio and video needed some overhauling since it was crudely edited using two DVD machines, and the audio equalization was off, too. But here is a little treat for you all tidied up for your viewing pleasure.

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Third Millennium Theme 2019 (G.H.)

I originally recorded a four track version of this tune called "Grunge Theme for the New Millennium" for my Musical Mischief giveaway cassette in 1998. This 2019 version is a revamped arrangement with iReal Pro backing track (featuring Moog bass and chorus guitar), rhythm guitar, slide guitar, and another lead guitar, plus two percussion tracks.

I was going for a majestic, fist-hoisting type of power chord anthem, so you be the judge if it works or not. Volume helps.ūüėČ

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Original four track version: https://tinyurl.com/yyq5oyn9

I just discovered the iReal Pro app, and this is the first tune that I decided to cover. I've had an arrangement of this sitting around in an old music notebook forever, I guess awaiting the day when technology would make it possible for me to finally put out a version that I thought was good enough to present to the public.

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April 22, 2019: I've been messing around with this backing tracks for years, and decided I may as well try and put all those hours into something definitive. It always relaxes me to play this particular standard, and it lends itself to pretty notes which this crazy world seems to need more of these days. Please like, subscribe or share if you have enjoyed my video.

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I have been puzzling over how to get live sound digitally recorded so as to utilize feedback, and to have a better quality sound to bounce off of. Tonight, I finally figured out a way to do it, so I decided to cover this Ramones tune just to goof around and have fun making noise.

Here's a funny thing: when I uploaded this video to my facebook page, it was partially muted right before the first chorus because one of their copyright police 'bots 'thought' that I had uploaded the original video. I guess I got too close to the original; probably should've altered the speed or something. Oh well, bitchute comes to the rescue once again.

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For my friend Kody.

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When my songwriting petered out in the early '90s, I started getting more into arranging instrumentals for different styles of guitar playing I thought I could add some zest to. Soundtrack scores ended up being my favorite sandbox to play around in.

At last, here is what I feel is the definitive version of this Pink Panther sequel score that I've been fiddling with on and off for 20 odd years or so. P L A Y L O U D .

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This standard, originally performed by the Ellington Orchestra, is one I've struggled with for years due to the up tempo. I have been regularly practicing it the last couple of weeks, and my ideas were sounding more coherent than usual, so I thought I'd try and make a quick video to capture this rare occurrence on April 3, 2019.

I added a Freddie Green style rhythm guitar to the backing track, and recorded two lead guitar tracks, one of which only comes in intermittently during the head and bridge sections, and in a few other spots, just to amp up the swing.

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This was a parody song and video I shot in 2012 to protest the crappy choices we were given to vote for. I sent a copy of the audio to Peter B. Collins, a liberal talk show radio host, and he played it on a show he was filling in for in California. Not many people were listening, so it didn't garner any interest.

At that time, I could never sync up the video and audio to this project due to tape drag (the audio was recorded on four track cassette), but now that I have learned to work with digital audio software in the past few years, I decided to go back and finish it off at last. Better late than never!

I had to do many, many takes to get a performance that was worthy of Chuck's guitar playing, which I hold in very high regard. Chuck Berry's "The Great 28" will always be in my Top Ten LPs of All Time list for sure. How did I do? I'll let you be the judge.

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This is a Buddy Holly favorite of mine originally recorded on four track cassette in 2001. I wanted to fill it out a bit and make it into a video because it's such a joyous song and I thought it might cheer people up. If you dug it, please like, share, or subscribe!

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One of the few ballad type numbers I've composed, this is about dreams deferred due to a lack of imagination and falling prey to a victimhood mentality. "fait accompli" was part of a planned recording project entitled "Foreign Words and Ph(r)ases" of which I completed four tunes.

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This is a four track song I recorded in 1997 which I supplemented with additional voices to fatten it up.

Incidentally, I have covered bass and guitar on another Earle Hagen TV tune, "The I Spy Theme", up on my facebook page: https://tinyurl.com/y4jc6w9v
Maybe I should do "I Dream of Jeanie" next and make it a trilogy.

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This is an original work I wrote in 1988 for a wiccan (obviously named "Mari") I was corresponding with; we discovered each other in the Fangoria classified section.

Back than, the cutting edge technology for at home recording was four track cassette. Some of my friends on facebook wanted to hear one of my original tunes, so I thought it might be fun to update it with digital technology.

This 2019 version is arranged with three synth voices, including synth bass, three guitars, and two drum tracks. I was trying to evoke something "witchy" for my pen pal, and she was quite pleased with it.

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Former heavy rock lover, punk rocker, and KISS fanatic in my youth, wrote a lot of original material and put out a six song punk rock vinyl EP in 1987, then went to finish my college education in the early '90s (waste of money and time).

After graduating and settling back into the life of a wage slave, I decided to learn VHS video production (Thurston County TV) and worked on several projects. I started the Street Karaoke Project in the late 90s, which ended up being a money maker. In 1998, I started getting into jazz, and by a fortuitous series of circumstances, eventually eventually end up jamming and recording with trumpeter Marcus Doubleday of Electric Flag fame (some recordings of our jams are on my soundcloud page).

Then 9/11 happened and although I did put out one CD locally in Olympia, WA in 2003, mostly I just became a history-less ghost of a man wandering about in an ongoing existential funk. I became a custodian at the college I had graduated with honors from in 2006.

In the fall of 2016, after relocating to TX in 2013, I started messing around with video editing again, as as digital audio recording, and eventually, after a year of struggle, learned enough rudimentary skills to start producing the content you see on this page.

Now I am past the age of 60 and trying to get as much material up as I can before this meat suit of mine calls it quits.

Feel free to call me about any of my content: (360) 339-5770