I have never been a big fan of very much popular music. Shows like the ‘X Factor’ I find unwatchable mainly because of the plethora of over-emotional screaming banshee’s that the show seems to attract by the bus load. I don’t deny that some may be very talented but I simply cannot enjoy the idea of every kind of vocal pyrotechnical nonsense desperately competing in a singing olympic games. Ella Fitzgerald could sing every jazz-lick there was but also knew how to sing pure notes melodically without constantly sliding to infinity and back. It must be possible though to perform a song (soulfully) from the heart without destroying the beauty of the original. When I used to teach singing, it was the tone (timbre), pitch and breath control that was crucial. Learn to sing every scale, arpeggio and interval perfectly (coupled with ear & rhythm training) and your style will develop naturally. All this BEFORE enrolling for the You-Tube karaoke academy. Instrumentalists learn to produce perfectly pure notes of different lengths (in tune) without vibratos, slides, trills and modulations before attempting to play like Miles Davis or Stefan Grappelli. Vocalists should start in a similar fashion.
Anyway I do not profess to be a songwriter (or singer) but this page will endeavour to archive some of my humble efforts.
There is much more detailed infomation on the ‘Song-Notes‘ page
I spent several years working in Germany and I wrote this to capture the ambience of Munich and Bavaria. The videos show the Christmas market. I also imagined snowy sleigh rides but didn’t have any clips to match. Maybe I could have added some bells? I rushed this video a bit so the synchronicity is probably… Well there isn’t any actually!