A little bit of Music!

This week, let’s listen to a little bit of music, shall we? Music helped me a great deal regarding foreign languages. It taught me about accents, flow and how to use English idioms, among other things.

To be honest, it’s all about having a good earing and paying attention to what you’re listening. Besides, music is a universal language, per se.

To be fair, I don’t talk much about my other activities or passions on this blog, but this week, I decided to write a post to promote a wee bit the songs I made.

You might not be aware of it but I am a songwriter as well.

I play the guitar and the bass, and in the past, I have had the chance to play with different bands, whether it be as a solo guitarist or a bassist.

I also like creating electroning music and being fond of poetry and words, I obviously enjoy poems and good rap music.

Recently, I have had quite a lot of positive feedback on my songs and that spurred me to broadcast some of them.

Electro-acoustic songs

Here are my latest electro-acoustic creations.

It usually goes with an acoustic guitar and an electric one. Personally, I love John Frusciante’s style and its spacey and funky feel.

Using some reverb and echo for the electric guitar, I love that chilling feel it brings.

Let’s rock!

You will find above some rock songs of mine. That’s how I started playing guitar. I used to listen to a lot of (pop) punk rock bands in the 90s and 2000.

For those of who you grew up in the 80s and used to watch MTV or listen to some rock bands back then, I drew up a list for those of you willing to go down memory lane. Before the internet existed (we had VCRs and cassettes…) and mobile phones didn’t, I used to go to the library and borrow some CDs from the following bands:

  • The Offspring
  • Blink-182
  • Bad Religion
  • Rancid
  • The Ataris
  • Ret Hot Chili Peppers
  • Millencolin
  • Nirvana
  • Yellowcard
  • Lagwagon
  • Puddle of Mudd
  • Rage against the machine
  • Sum 41
  • Linkin Park
  • Oasis
  • NOFX
  • POD
  • System of a down
  • Pearl Jam
  • Therapy?
  • Pennywise
  • Papa Roach
  • Foo Fighters
  • Incubus

Acoustic songs

I started listening to pop punk songs when I was a teenager, but I truly like acoustic songs. A little bit of acoustic guitars, with an electric solo always make me feel good.

Hence the following:

I consider this song one of the best song I’ve ever written and played in French. I just love the solo.

Let me know what you make of it!

Rap songs

I don’t bring this up a lot but I truly like Hip Hop and good rap music. Unfortunately, there are now many clichés about rap music, whether they be on gangsta or anything… It’s hard for an audience to be unbiased towards it.

I, for one, love positive rap songs or songs with a real meaning. Some artists are really good and worth your while if you like poetry or puns. Many great rap songs are sadly caricatured as gangsta rap more than they should be, and it’s a pity.

Growing up when rap music was inchoate, I witnessed a lot of development in this industry. Apart from famous artists like Eminem or Tupac, I would like to mention some rap bands or artists (with good vibes) I listened to:

  • Jurassic 5
  • Blackalicious
  • Ugly Duckling
  • Fort Minor
  • Atmosphere

What if I told you I can rap now? You probably didn’t see that one coming, right? Still, I do and I’ve been doing so on and off for many years. Being fond of old school tunes, here’s one of my composition:

So now you know. ^^

Electronic music

Finally, I had to finish this post by mentionning some electronic music. When I was dabbling with FruityLoops back in the day, I’ve had the chance to create quite a few tunes, two of which are rather neat.

There you go for the final display of my creations:

Thanks for listening! Have a great week and make it funky 😉