I've posted some songs to YouTube. Just go there and search for "Aaron Leo Miller".
As a change of pace, I've put six riffs together that I made with a sequencer program (FruityLoops and some MIDI program). If you don't know what a sequencer is, it's basically a software program that lets me do some of what I'd be able to do with a keyboard. Since the only keyboard I own is a dinky little toy, I can't do much in the way of electronic composition.
The first riff is the end of something I did while playing with the "We Three Kings" Christmas carol. If you listen for it, you'll notice the carol's melody playing in the background.
The second is a MIDI riff using a marimba, xylophone, bells, and a touch of orchestration at the end.
The third is something I wrote as a demo for a fantasy game once. It's background to a scene in which a scout on horseback is rushing home to warn of invasion. It would be less repetitive with a keyboard.
The fourth is sequenced with a guitar and piano, which are the instruments I usually played with in that program.
The fifth was done on that little toy keyboard.
And the last riff is a dark one using the sequencer program.
I'm getting my grandpa's old violin repaired right now, so perhaps I'll have some fiddle music for y'all soon. I love Irish fiddle, Cajun fiddle, and Eastern European / gypsy-style violin music.
Hey y'all. Me and some friends are currently trying to throw together a new band... including Paige, Jay (spank & pop), and Danny Lee -- all listed in my friends list below.
As usual, scheduling and all that's a pain in the ass, and it might be after the holidays before we really get rolling, but I just wanted to let y'all know that I might actually be out there playing soon. Hopefully, I'll have something from the band to post soon.
After going to a Down concert last night, I'm reposting my tribute song to Dime. I'll replace it with a better recording later, but I've got stuff to do first.
When Dime was shot, it was obviously a surprise, but there was an even greater surprise. I found myself crying over the death of someone I had never even met. What was even more of a surprise was that I was not alone. I talked to several people over the next few days who also found themselves crying over this "stranger".
The only sense I can make of it is that Dime had a rare gift with music that surpassed that of most musicians and songwriters. He learned all the tricks, but his focus was the passion in the music, the passion born of his own heart. I hear he was a wonderful, kind-hearted guy, but I can't testify to that. I can only say Dime reached our hearts in a way few can through his music.
I knew immediately after Dime's death that I wanted to honor him in some way. It seemed the best way was to use the musical gifts he had helped inspire in me. I originally planned on sending it to Vinnie Paul (Dime's brother and bandmate, for those who don't follow Pantera), but decided not to for one reason or another.
Please say a prayer for Dime and his family whenever you listen to the song.