Well hello all you bloggers out there. I have decided to blog something today. Kinda crazy huh? I never blog. That’s because of the wonderful job my wife does here. Well I wanted to let all of you in on a project I am doing! Trying to hype myself up here. I am currently working on a Piano music CD! That’s right! If you did not know this already I will give you some background on my musical somewhat of a talent.
I started in band in the seventh grade playing the Tuba. That big brass instrument in the back of the band. Well I fell in love with music and practiced my heart out that year. That is pretty much all I did all day after school was practice! I even went in the band room at lunch to practice. I call that dedication, others would call that being a band geek. Whichever you want to call it, I got good. I made it passed beginners band into intermediate, then advanced, and then into Concert band all in one year! I made first chair in tryouts for state band also! When I made it into high school I was one of the best tuba players in the northwest area of the States. Sophomore year I changed instruments to the Euphonium (baritone) which is a smaller version of a Tuba. Well it seemed I had a career in music from all the talk of my teachers and the hype about me. What happened? Why didn’t I keep on this path? I moved to Utah and then was in a band at school that was worst in state. And I mean the worst! Kinda lost interest I guess.
Well what about the piano you say? I learned how to read music from my band experience. My great grandma who lives here in Utah still, gave me an old upright grand (year made 1910) when I was 13 I believe and my mother started me in Piano lessons. Those lasted about a month. The problem was I had already gone through the book before I took lessons and my piano teacher wanted to keep me in the same book. I quit after about a month due to it being so boring and easy. Here is a lesson to all you piano teachers, if you have a student who is advanced in music for being natural or whatever, please make it not so boring for them. Get them a new teacher they deserve if you are not advanced enough to teach this student. So I was on my own now. I ended up teaching myself which was good and bad. I must have played four to five hours a day for that first year of my piano life. I wrote my first song when I was 14 (maybe I should clean it up a bit and put it on this CD I am working on). I have written and improved so many songs over the years.
So here I am today, still in love with music. I am now putting together a piano CD and also working on composing orchestrations. Hopefully I will have this CD completed soon. I am working on the fourth song right now. Go to www.myspace.com/chaseismusic to listen to my piano songs! Currently there is only one song on there but soon I will put more on there. Sorry for the long read. Now you know my music history. Thanks for reading!