Ear Training Day 26 & 27 – Melody Training

Late night at work last night by here’s Ear training day 26 & 27. Today I’m trying something new the melody exercises! It’s like the melodic intervals listening to 3 or more successive notes and guessing the distances. Even though I’m great at melodic intervals this is a challenge which I have accepted and will conquer!

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Ear Training 17 & 18 – Chord Progressions

Hey guys! Didn’t get to post my ear training results to wordpress because I didn’t get to my computer after work until it was really late but I did post to instagram (@jamesrevelscomposer) if you want to see the ear training results fresh off the press.

So I’ve been doing doing chord progression recognition of the Major scale particularly the I,ii,IV,V scale degrees. Yesterday I got a 65% which was a huge jump from the 48% I had but today I normalized with a 56% with my goal for each type of training being 90% I still have looads of work to do



EARGASM – Zodiac

Here’s a great hip-hop beat titled Zodiac by Monte Booker. It starts with an unnerving yet interesting electronic/glitchy sample then slowly progresses into a catchy, and funky hip hop beat. It’s a great journey aurally and definitely worth the share. Know anyone who makes cool music? Shoot me a link to their soundcloud, youtube or bandcamp page and if I like what I hear I’ll feature them. I’ll have another eargasm for you tomorrow at noon so stay tuned!

Weekly Update (1-19-2015) – Yesterday’s Tomorrow Teaser Trailer

The original is from the Pyromaniac Productions website. You should click the link and leave a comment to say what’s up to me over there sometime as well as explore the site to check for recent news, upcoming projects and soon to include links to educational resources.

So, this week the biggest update is that I have released is the teaser trailer for my upcoming poetry book, “Yesterday’s Tomorrow”. I’ll post the full trailer on February 1st and expect “Yesterday’s Tomorrow” to be available March 30th. Hope you enjoy the teaser!

As bonus here’s a video of me practicing improv on my keyboard, I’m getting my 10,000 hours one way or another!

Learning Center Draft Blueprint v1

So, I’ve been doing some planning during commute to work and I drew up this blueprint when I got home. It’s a blueprint for the future Pyromaniac Productions Learning Center(s?) that I’m going to make in the future to promote S.A.M.M. (Science, art, math, and music). Right now I’m a one man team , in the development stage but if you’d like to know more about my vision click here to go to Pyromaniac Productions About page.   Oh yeah did I mention I helped a score for a short film recently? You should click here and watch it

A draft of pyromaniac production learning center (click picture to read more details)

Merry Thanksgiving

In honor of thanksgiving I created this music video for a song I made last “Here & Now”. It’s a song featuring vocal samples from Alan Watts and meant to help ground you in the Here & Now. Since I’m going to be busy  at work due to the family-less people who want to shop on Thursday (We open at 6pm instead of 8 this year ughhh), I’m dropping this a day early. Have a Happy Thanksgiving! What I’m grateful for is you guys 😀

Don’t forget to visit the new site I made outlining my dream for Pyromaniac Productions Pyromovement.squarespace.com

Also don’t forget November 30th Farewell drops on iTunes, Spotify and Google Play!