Lyric Book – Signed Physical Copies!

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A little while ago I received my 1st printed version of my Illustrated Lyric Book ๐Ÿ™‚ It made me so happy and proud to actually have a physical copy in my hand! I was positively surprised at the amazing quality as well; it certainly looks very exclusive when you hold it in your hands!

Signed Physical Copies of this book will only be available through myย Patreon Pageย ๐Ÿ˜€ If you are keen on a digital copy of my Amazon Bestseller Lyric Book, you can get yours here:ย eBook.ย The eBook version is shorter since the Physical one also includes some pages with only artwork; I’ll give you a sneak peek here:

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I’ve also released my 1st Blog Book; which is why a number of my entries have been set to private here on my blog. If you want a chronological insight into my Blog writing from my 1st entry up until Christmas 2016, then check this out. I’ve not included Music Industry related entries as these will be released as a separate book.ย Buy My Book Here!

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If you like my drawings then make sure that you check out my very 1st book; my illustrated children’s book “The Freezing Snowman.”

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My Album Is Still Charting after over 2 weeks on the Amazon charts! :) Thanks!

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On the 28th of January I was overjoyed when I saw that my classical album had hit the bestseller list once again, both in classical romantic and easy listening! It peaked on #2 from what I could see, but since the charts are updated every hour, it can easily be missed if it goes to #1, unless you stalk your own releases.

My album has continuously been charting since its release in December 2014, which makes me extremely happy! Usually a release will experience sales when you as an artist receive press exposure, play gigs and release new videos. So the fact that the album keeps on charting without any press buzz at the moment, gigs (I’ve been ill for a year) or new videos is crazy! In 2016 I also experienced that my music video for Paganini Cap. 24, went viral for the 2nd time, after a guitar site in Mexico posted it on their Facebook.

Whenever people come across my work and it is shared it is obvious that there is great interest for it! I’m looking forward to release new music. Right now I’m happy to be recording again! Thanks a lot to those who pay for my work and let other people know about what I do! As an independent artist I really appreciate all support! If you want to read about my Major Label experience in 2016 (the secret project) + my health (why I’ve been “gone”) you can read about that on my website right here:ย Commandermusic

Thanks again to those who support what I do! Make sure that you check out my Amazon bestseller books and previous releases on my website. Everything can be found there. โค

 

Music Update.

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Hey there to my blog subscribers! So today I’m sharing what I already shared on my Instagram which is that I’m off guitar playing for 6 weeks (!) due to straining/snapping something in my shoulder… (due to crazy guitar playing)

I heard a sound coming from my shoulder area when it happened and couldn’t even pull a sweater over my head. I was pretty much in constant pain for 17 days before it finally started to ease off….

I find it interesting how an injury presents itself eventually when you reach and try to maintain the “perfect form”… because ironically this means that you have to “get back into shape” again after having a break….there’s probably a reason as to why I’m the only guitarist doing what I’m doing….

I will go back to my previous approach to things, with a little updated twist….I used to have a membership in a running club (Iโ€™ve joined a torture club.)ย and all of these runners were always plotting how to work towards a peak performance by constantly altering and updating their exercise regiment, which is precisely what I do as well when it comes to a certain thing I’m doing ๐Ÿ˜›

Which has made me wonder if I should write a guitar book to share my experience as nobody else has done what I’ve done on the guitar. Recording the impossible, having no references and nobody to look to, playing the impossible live on a proper stage, dealing with deadlines, dealing with injuries, picking the right songs, saying yes to the wrong songs, playing with no metronome – only feel, being chased by backing tracks, finding the right tone, having the wrong equipment, finding beauty and ultimately get involved with what I just was involved with… which has opened up a whole new way of looking at a certain genre… in terms of how things can be creatively approached.

One thing is for certain and that is that creativity always finds a way, always finds a solution because creative minds never rests unless forced to.

So as I’ve been laying here in pain I’ve re-arranged a whole lot of songs mentally as well as pretty much “finalising” my vocal training after all these years. I can now sing what I always wanted to sing and have been asking myself: what comes next when I know all these pieces that are meant for my voice type?

There is no next unless I one day can write or co-write something entirely new for voice, preferably in Norwegian. Which certainly sounds ambitious at the moment as I’m not a composer as of now but rather a songwriter.

Anyway, keep an eye on my blog and my social media for updates as I’m releasing new music soon! Get to hear the reason for my pain ๐Ÿ˜› ๐Ÿ˜› ๐Ÿ˜› ๐Ÿ˜› ๐Ÿ˜› ๐Ÿ˜› ๐Ÿ˜› ๐Ÿ˜› ๐Ÿ˜› ๐Ÿ˜› ๐Ÿ˜› ๐Ÿ˜› ๐Ÿ˜›

As you can see…I’ve done my best to gain some pounds……because that’s what you do when you can’t play….I have every intention to contribute to NHS’s outrageous expenses in relation to obesity. So I’m doing my best to worsen their statistics as one does.

I’ve also kept busy trying to turn my brother into a meme….sadly that was not successful… ๐Ÿ˜ฆ or at least for now….

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I was happy when we had some snow. As snow is the most beautiful thing in the entire world. Period. ย โค โค โค โค โค โค

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Oh yes….the geese are back in town ๐Ÿ˜› #swag

 

NEW ALBUM LAUNCH!!!!

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Hey you guys!!! I’m really excited today as I launched the pre-order campaign for my upcoming album :):)

If you like what I’m up to or you are curious after reading my blog, you can check out the teaser for my album right here:ย 

There is also a new in depth interview with me out as well, if you want to know more about me when it comes to what I do professionally check it out:ย NEW Interview!!!

*Feeling good* ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€

 

Sit. Rap. November 2015 \m/

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Ever since I came back from Norway I’ve been busy finishing my first metal album \m/

I’ve had my first “charting success” with my classical music so I don’t know what to expect with my metal music, but I hope it will be well-received sales-wise. I’ve experienced a lot of awesome stuff with my metal, but it never officially charted and my first song to really go viral, (like past the 100k mark on YouTube) was my version of the violin piece “Zigeunerweisen”, that vid was spreading like a disease online. A piece of classical music written for violin virtuosos never before played on the guitar! So it will be interesting to see what will happened when we release the first video for my metal record! My metal music has always been selling (even though it hasn’t officially charted) and my ย “limited-edition” physical metal Demo’s have been selling this year too, so I have my fingers crossed for another charting album, because it would just feel so awesome and so victorious to see my original music reaching an Amazon-charting position + that I’m an independent artist, so buy my art folks! You can buy it here ๐Ÿ˜› mwha-haย My Store!!!!

Soooooo this is what you start seeing after staring into your screen while tracking! Read the captions..

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two fish bones!

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one little piggy went to market…

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a whale….

Lots of cool Instagram pics โค

I was in a mag again, look my name is on the front-cover \m/ and also…guitar legend Jason Becker shared my vid โค wo-ho! Thanks dude โค

Track-Track-Tra-ack…

What you see here is part of what I worked on yesterday, which was tracking 4 takes ( no punch in btw ) all the way through making it sound like one #guitar with the @audixmics #i5. Whenever there was something I didn't like in the take, I did it all over again. I figured it was wise to break it in the middle to tune, as the song is pretty heavy on the low B and this string can easily go out of tune especially when you are tracking with a tremolo system. The little portions of sound you see are chords played an octave higher in the choruses to make it bigger sounding & some harmonies in the middle eight section. Today I changed the position of the amp entirely to track 4 other type of takes with 3 mics capturing completely different parts of the amp. Thats the pile you see there. You can just imagine the amount of tracks, also I haven't named things correctly yet ๐Ÿ˜› When I'm done tracking with the good old tube amp, I'll track another set of guitars, this time with plugins so that there will be a wide range of options for tone ๐Ÿ˜ฏ #presonus #presonusstudioone #studioone #tracking #guitartracking #trackingguitar #guitar #guitarist #recording

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Nothing beats going for walks in the middle of the night…

Who said you have to take your sibling’s to the playground when there is light outside?

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Bearded Dragon’s and their weird habits….

First I figured that Satan was following me on Instagram ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

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And then I got my first pic with over a 100 likes ๐Ÿ˜ฎ Oioioi! How crazy ๐Ÿ˜› Time to get a maid \m/ I’ve officially made it!

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A secret society is trying to recruit me. But only if I can solve this puzzle……

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Dad crashed his Mercedes….

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Kids these days……

Daredevil swans…..

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I have no idea what happened to my chair :/ Bottom line is…I fixed it…eventually… ๐Ÿ˜›

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Apparently there has been a change of seasons and there is something called Christmas happening soon ๐Ÿ˜ฎ wow-time flies way too fast!!!

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