#handpan

Here is a 115 bpm improvisation on my hijaz handpan. I basically played the improvisation to a metronome to stay in time so I could add drums easier later on. The rest of the drums are via my Roland Handsonic and include a djembe, shakers, toms, tabla and cymbols. The final track is on my Fender Stratocaster Plus with a tape delay and a bit of overdrive via my Axe FX II.

Thanks for listening :-)

3 months, 1 week ago

Here is an improvisation on my hijaz tuned handpan. I created a 6/8 drum beat in Superior Drummer then improvised to it on the handpan. Later I added my Turkish baglama saz as it goes perfectly with hijaz tuning. I did a direct recording of the saz via the internal piezo dot pickup. Later on I added a guzheng synth via sampletank triggered by my plastic midi guitar in tap mode (someday I have to finally learn how to play piano lol).

This improvisation has a sort of mysterious mood to it so I named it The Bazaar Bar as it kind of reminds me of stepping into a strange hole in the wall bar in a far off land while sampling strange brews and snacks with unknown ingredients in them... Thanks for listening :-)

6 months, 2 weeks ago

Here is an improvisation that started out on my handpan. Initially I started out with a muted track to get the beat then I played an open lead over it. Later on I decided to program a drum set rather than the muted track. I also added some strings to help act as a bass track for the lead G&L Comanche guitar track. The main lead guitar track has an interesting digital delay on it that repeats each note four times. This lets you bounce notes off each other in synchronization with the bpm of the song and creates an ambient depth when all the notes wash together.

Towards the end of the song I went hog wild with the effects on the G&L Fallout track. I added reverb and delay with pitch steps to make a large ambient wash of simple notes. Overall the song has a deep space kind of feel so I named it The Void of Space. A place where a note can travel for eternity without hitting any reflections to bounce back to a listener.

Thanks for listening :-)

8 months, 2 weeks ago

Here is an improvisation on my Irish bouzouki tuned to gdae. For this improvisation I wanted to hit a lot of minor notes to create a more mysterious sound.

For percussion I added four hand drum tracks on my Roland Handsonic. There is a cajon, shaker, bell, cymbol and a deep tuned frame drum.

I also added two tracks of handpan tuned to hijaz scale. They add the mysterious element to the minor notes.

The last track is from my home-made partsocaster connected to my axe fx II. The effects are a bit of drive with a highly mixed digital delay and a bit of reverb.

All in all this improvisation kind of reminds me of a person sitting on a park bench late at night suddenly seeing a troupe of strange demons passing by. Perhaps it was something the observer ate or sleep deprivation that caused the strange window into the realm of demons. Or maybe it is that society has turned rotten and the normal people are the strange ones.

Thanks for listening :-) #bouzouki #partsocaster #originalmusic

10 months, 2 weeks ago

Here is an original improvisation on my handpan, udu, shaker and partsocaster. It starts off with four different tracks on my hijaz tuned handpan. Then a couple udu tracks come into play. Next a shaker track ties in a 4/4 beat in preparation for a lead track on my home made partsocaster. Finally towards the end I bring in another track on my partsocaster with fast picking to close out the song.

The overall feel of the song reminds me of the atmosphere of a mysterious market that has exotic items for sale like shrunken heads or voodoo dolls and the occasional good luck charm. Thanks for listening :-) #handpan #udu #partsocaster

Fractals were all rendered in jwildfire. I've been accumulating fractal footage over the year and these come in helpful for background footage.

1 year ago

Here's an original improvisation on my Egyptian Oud. It starts out with oud and then a few tracks on my tar drum. Later an udu, hand pan and Irish bones are added to the mix. Towards the end of the song I bring in an electric guitar with some vibrato effects on it.

Fractals were created in jwildfire and the video was composed in Adobe After Effects.

The overall mood of the song reminds me of ancient structures being worn away by sandy erosion. Thanks for listening :-) #oud #egyptian #handpan

1 year, 1 month ago

Here's a little jam that started out with a drum beat by @jaybird on the steem blockchain check out his work here
https://steemit.com/@jaybird
He has a conga, kick, cowbell setup with some bells resting on one of the congas. See the original video here
https://steemit.com/dtube/@jaybird/x9xjmkc1u6n

Later I added a couple tracks on my hijaz tuned hang drum. Then finally a bass track with my musicman stingray. I put a pitch filter effect on it. Overall it turned out pretty good I may add a guitar or some other lead instrument to it later. Thanks for listening :-)

https://steemit.com/@sketch.and.jam

1 year, 5 months ago

This is an original improvisation on my baglama saz. I also added tanpura (via swar plug), udu, doumbek and shaker tracks for rhythm and percussion. To close out the song I added my hijaz tuned handpan.

The overall mood of the song reminds me of the cycle of life and the perpetual birth and death treadmill mortal creatures have to endure. Thanks for listening :-] #handpan #baglama

1 year, 5 months ago

Here's an original song on that started out on my handpan. I added a few percussion tracks as well as a Morin Khuur drone and bass track. Once the base song was done I improvised a couple guitar tracks via my g&l asat. The improvisation ended as my fiance got back from work and made noise opening the door at the end lol.

The overall mood reminds me of people observing various sunday superstitions, then forgetting about them for the rest of the week. Thanks for listening :-)

1 year, 6 months ago

Here's an improvisation on my hijaz tuned handpan. I added a few tracks of percussion along with it via my handsonic. Towards the end a couple tracks on my g&l comanche appear. The fractals were created via jwildfore.

The overall feel of the song kind of reminds of an alchemist mixing an elixir to bring someone back to life. Thanks for listening :-)

1 year, 6 months ago

Here's my first time playing a handpan. This one is in hijaz tuning. Fractals were created in jwildfire. Thanks for listening :-)

1 year, 6 months ago