I’m not complaining! I can’t believe the longevity of classical music. It is quite something to behold.
The U.S.A. has always been my nr.1 market, followed by the U.K. & Norway. Considering how huge America actually is and how much music that is released there constantly, I cannot believe that this Zombie-Album has been hanging in there for roughly 4 years! I think that says it all. My metal music sold as well, but it never officially charted on Amazon and/or iTunes (to my knowledge), but it did get me into the top. 3 as the only unsigned artist on the streaming site ReverbNation.
In addition it obviously struck a chord with press people. I guess it is cool with a female rocker, kicking ass, in a fake uniform 😛 (mwha-ha-ha)
I thought that I was going to release a Major Label Classical Crossover Album last year, but ended up ill unfortunately, now I’m working on original music since I needed something lighter, to bring me back … something that could excite me instantly.
There will be more Classical guitar playing down the road, but for understandable reasons I just had to go back to what initially inspired me to pick up my 1st instrument…
Classical virtuoso music is incredibly tough on the upper body and I guess that I can consider myself lucky since I’ve never encountered any issues with my wrists and that I haven’t been permanently damaged, yet.
Classical virtuoso music is also tough mentally, as you sit for months repeating runs over and over for hours every day, in addition to the pressure of playing these high-performance pieces live, where any tension or nervousness will affect the tone.
Everything and anything is audible.
You have to be married to your instrument and your routine. In addition to copying with motivation loss due to the repetitiveness and the discomfort. You’ll get into the habit of constantly turning your head to glance at whatever watch, since your practice routine becomes your all and everything.
Therefore it makes me very happy to feel that my effort is being appreciated.
I’m very happy to see the numbers on my Bach video as well. There will be more.
On the 10th of August I will be singing classical music and do my 1st opera concert. It will be a mix of religious and secular music and is a fundraiser that I’ve initiated for my favourite church. As I’ve mentioned before; there is a challenge in keeping these places of worship around, due to low attendance numbers, no government support and a general lack of interest.
It is a pity, because it is part of England’s cultural and spiritual heritage.
I’m looking forward to filling the church with song and I hope that my readership will join me.
If you feel like supporting my 3rd album then make sure that you go here: Making My 3rd Album.
There are lots of highly incompetent “men” out there who really can’t play their instrument for shit. (Nor govern or inspire, mind you). There are also plenty of musicians regardless of gender who fall prey to “group think,” or maybe they just don’t have the “explorer” gene. Whenever I do my homework when it comes to how people handle their electric guitar in “classical” situations and whenever I see comments like the one above it serves as a reminder of how lucky women are to have a seat at the table and how dull show biz and the rest of the creative industries would be if this wasn’t the case…
Innovation and courage to introduce new concepts and ideas should always be encouraged. The creative professions will otherwise grow stale and boring.
My classical album is still in the charts 🙂 This is very cool and fun to see!
Whaaaaaaaaaaa!!!! I can’t believe it! Every single time I nearly faint and fall off my chair! I’m stoked! 4 years and still going strong!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Not that long ago I blogged about my album hanging in the charts once again, even jumping up, well now my fans decided that the album deserved to be in the top spot once again! For all I know maybe it went to Nr.1, because I haven’t really been checking the charts since my last long joyous outburst on here! – Actually now that I think of it I did see that it had jumped up to 25, but forgot to post about it! Turns out I didn’t have to promote it because it went up even further anyway! 😀 😀 Wo-ho wo-ho wo-ho wo-ho!!!! 😀 😀
On the 1st of May I was here:
But now I’m here:
I’m also here:
Thank you and thank you and thank you and thank you! Just imagine if I had a proper marketing budget for this thing! Wha-ha wha-ha I know I have a hit! 😀 A hit!!! A hit!!! Ti-hi-hi-hi-hi-hi-hi-hi-hi-hi-hi-hi-hi-hi-hi-hi!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I was super stoked when it initially charted pretty low in Germany, the USA, and whatnot, during the release week in 2014, then I nearly died when it went up to Nr.1 in early 2015, I don’t know what to say anymore because this thing just keeps on charting in various categories as well 😀 Zombie album deluxe – I’m so glad!!!!! Nothing feels better than to sell music 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 I’m the most grateful and happy musician ever!!!! Thanks, thanks,thanks, thanks, thanks & thanks again! ❤ 😀 ❤ 😀 ❤ 😀
Here are my two latest videos by the way, if you haven’t seen them! 🙂 ❤ 🙂 ❤ 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀
Today I released a 30 min guitar lesson video for those who pay 10$ and up on my Patreon account! I also released my 2nd update for this month; so if you want to hear more music from my 3rd album then make sure that you sign up here: My Patreon!
Yesterday before I went to bed I saw that my classical album had jumped up on the Amazon Bestseller chart after falling down. On the 22nd it was down on 44, yesterday it was up on 29, and now it had gone up to 27! That is really cool since albums usually don’t chart that long for independent artists! Earlier this year it was hanging in there for over 2 weeks on the chart, and without any new videos or anything! I clearly have to release more classical recordings! But first I’m going to put out a whole bunch of original material that I feel very strongly about! 😛 Make sure that you check out my Rock’n’Roll music as well 😛
Thanks again to all these Americans who buy my music!!! The U.S.A. have always been my nr.1 country when it comes to fans, followers & buyers! ❤ Thanks a million & God Bless!!!!!
Charting position on the 19th of April.
Charting position on the 22nd.
Charting position last night around midnight.
Charting position on the 30th of April.
Thanks a million to those of you who actually pay for my music and get me into the Amazon music chart again and again! It really means the world to me! Please make sure that you check out my latest guitar video on YouTube where I shred some Bach! If you want to hear a preview of what I’m currently working on, then please sign up for my Patreon 🙂 Thanks again for all of the support! I really, really, really appreciate it!!!!! Thank you! ❤
Today my manager and I decided to share some behind the scenes LIVE footage with my fans & followers. This footage is from “the secret project” that I was being all mysterious about back in 2016. I was really excited to be doing this, working with some cool people from a serious label; but sadly fell ill with a vicious parasite infection. In addition I also got a shoulder injury in February 2017; so it felt really refreshing to find this video footage and see for myself the form that I was in! It has taken me over a year to finally be well again 😮 It was a major breakthrough when I finally had full movement in my arm, so I’m super stoked to finally be recording and playing again!
You can hear a preview of what I’m currently working on if you sign up to my Patreon page; below you can see the behind the scenes footage from my 3rd session with classical crossover! Thanks a lot to those of you who support what I do!