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!

Sketch Book:2015 – Self Doubt and Treachery

Every year I create a a set of experimental instrumentals called a “sketchbook” for people to use in film projects for school, or put lyrics to or any thing background music is needed for. Although, I retired the previous sketchbooks, here is Sketch Book:2015 tracks “Self Doubt” and “Treachery”. I  will update throughout the year with my musical experiments.

These two tracks are slower, dark tracks with a more orchestral sound. Ominous strings are the order of the day

A short film, Modern Tragedy by Jesse MaGill and Cassidy Rowley contains a few of my pieces for the film

My 1st Musical Sketchbook

2 years ago I started making sketchbooks for my music.I made these inbetween my major projects to practice new skills and new programs as I upgraded. This is the first one and I’d love for you to hear my humble musical beginning. Right now I’m on sketchbook 4 and I don’t plan on having  A,000,000 complete until 2016, but the first single Farewell is releasing on iTunes, Spotify and my bandcamp on November 30th (I’m making sure all details are perfectly how I envision) I will be making mini EPs that will be like my sketchbooks, over the next couple years. Hope you enjoy these throwbacks