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

 

I’m Charting Again! :D

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It made me so happy to see my classical album back on Number 2 on the Amazon.com Music chart today ๐Ÿ˜€ It has now been going in and out of the charts since its release in 2014 ๐Ÿ˜€ I cannot wait to share my new music with people, especially what I was working on before I got injured ๐Ÿ˜ฎ It makes me really, really happy and grateful to see this! At the end of last year I also experienced seeing my children’s book chart as well ๐Ÿ™‚ Make sure that you check it all out over here:ย My Store!

Thanks, thanks, thanks & thanks again to those who support what I do!!!!!! โค โค โค โค โค

Bestseller List!!!

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New Interview, Part II.

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Here is the last part of my latest interview:ย Read here \m/

Take care & see you next month \m/ New Music coming soon!!!!!

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Here I Am, On BBC3!

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๐Ÿ˜€ Hey to all of my subscribers here on my blog! Today my interview over at the BBC was aired, listen to itย right here :):):):)

You can hear me shred variation 1 from Paganini’s Caprice 24 live, you’ll also hear me play something from my original heavy metal song “Thou.”

I’m particularly happy with how it turned out as I hadย a very long break ย from playing right before the interview, so it was good to hear that I delivered even though I felt, at the time, that my form wasn’t optimal :):):):) I guess I know how to play ๐Ÿ˜›

This is the first time I’ve performed anything live on National British Radio ๐Ÿ˜‰ ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks a lot to BBC3 & Tom Service! I think this is really cool :):):):):)

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Goodbye August, Hello September!

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After months of secrecy I just wrapped up a mystery project that I’ve been totally consumed by these last months! Fingers crossed that it won’t remain eternally secret as I’ve really enjoyed it. By far the coolest thing I’ve done I think, at least in my opinion ๐Ÿ˜‰

I will now enjoy some well-deserved days off ๐Ÿ™‚

Here are some behind the scenes pic, from the month that was!

Walking around in the countryside trying to think of something else than music ๐Ÿ˜›ย โ†‘

I spotted the pope at my first village showย โ™ฅโ™ฅ hi-hi-hiย โ™ฅโ™ฅ

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I’d never attended anything like this. ย I actually won some things, wo-ho!

I did not sign up my own veggies…hmm…I wonder why ๐Ÿ˜›

I think the most suitable name for this picture would be….โ†“

A Musician’s Harvest.

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*round of applause*

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Delicious apples that are red on the inside as well โค

 

Enjoying a little bit of summer โ†“

 

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Out of my cage ๐Ÿ˜› โ†“

 

Dropped by Londonย โ†“

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Classy!ย 

Had to take a picture of these two cute housesย โ™ฅโ™ฅ

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Ditching wheat. You don’t notice how much it dominates our diets until you cut it out.

When this happens to youย โ†“

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When you come across a cool picture of your dadย โ†“

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When you enjoy a good meal that lasts for everย โ†“

When you go looking at Barbie dollsย โ™ฅโ™ฅโ™ฅ & get annoyed when you see all the “poser” dolls pretending to be Barbie.

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When you see some serious swagย โ†“

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When you realise that your pet is gone forever.

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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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