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:Β 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. ❀

 

The Music Biz.

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“Believe it or not, there is no hot superstar guitarist under the age of 30. There is no next Hendrix. There is no next Clapton.” All I thought when I read this was: “I’m here!!!!! I’M HERE!!!”Β πŸ˜› πŸ˜›

Here is the article: http://thesmartset.com/does-the-music-business-need-musicianship/

Getting Back Into The Zone

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Cool facts before I start my entry: My album has been charting in USA again, earlier this week πŸ˜€

The worlds biggest guitar magazine “Guitar World” featured my Dragon Age video yesterday Β πŸ˜€ See the article here: Β http://shar.es/1fDJ3EΒ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

So… April is approaching with all its grandeur. It will be a busy month for me and I’m currently getting back “into the zone” as they say. It has been some time now since I was in that “hyper-concentrated” mindset you have to be in when you play ridiculously challenging material on your instrument and the last days have served as a reminder to how exhausting it actually is.

It drains you both mentally and physically to play virtuoso material and there is no way you will ever be able to get the concentration you need unless you can become a 100% at one with your instrument. It requires such fine motor-skills and hyper concentration that the rest of the world cannot exist in your mind. It has to become oblivious.

It is so physically and mentally demanding to be there a 100% as a musician you cannot really do much else. It depends of course what you are playing and what your goal is, but if you want to play the crazy stuff I’m doing it is pretty much like being an athlete! Your focus has to be there, your whole life has to accommodate your profession.

After my run yesterday I went back to meditating and instantly noticed a major difference in my emotional balance. I started out feeling like the whole weight of the world was upon me and ended up feeling fine tuned and in balance with my surroundings, whether you pray or meditate, don’t stop doing it. It’s worth its weight in gold.

Super excited that my music is selling :):)

It was on number 8 in the beginning of the month, then it went down now its up again ;):):)

 

Running!

Running!

Running today!

Running today!

Spring is coming!

Spring is coming!

This is my guy \m/

This is my guy \m/

#WorldsCoolestPet

#WorldsCoolestPet

I want a bunny for my Birthday :):):) awwww!

I want a bunny for my Birthday :):):) awwww!