Pooch ‘n’ Kitties is a touching and memorable story about an unexpected, deep friendship between a pooch named Gigi and a feral cat named Mimi and her legacy of love as vividly portrayed in an aesthetic fusion….
Music moves people in many ways. Music motivates, inspires, excites, and comforts. A person gravitates towards music either to enhance a state of mind or to change a state of mind. For others, the music that a person listens to reflects that person’s state of mind. Its power and impact is undeniable and invaluable. Its presence is everywhere – watching a live concert, holding on the phone, shopping in the mall, praying at church service, attending a wedding, working out, crying during a funeral, screaming during a horror movie, or feeling the warm fuzzies during a love and romance movie. Whenever, wherever, music is there weaving and casting its magic. Music is either being piped in by the establishment for its patrons or we are bringing the music we like. No one leaves home without music. It is a part of who we are. ..
Good morning, Good evening my friends and colleagues,
I hope those of you who are just rising to greet this wonderful day are awakening to a day that will be nothing less awesome. I also hope that my other dear friends and colleagues who are soon ending their work day had a satisfying productive day. Today I wanted to share my experience with SMP Press especially those of you who haven’t yet decided to give this program a try. First, I will start off by saying the folks here at SMP Press at Sheet Music Plus have given me such stellar customer service as a composer contributor. SMP Press is an awesome program. But its awesome factor is deep and personal to me on several levels. Your experience may be different. The timing of my discovery of SMP Press had such a profound impact on me. I believe that if there's opportunity for a creative person to be creative – to create and to self-express, that artist should feed and nurture that aspect of his own soul and being. What gives a person fulfillment and meaning? What is a person's happy place? Sometimes people joke about having been temporarily in their happy place, having spent an atypical weekend doing the atypical. Yet, this atypical weekend was so extraordinarily satisfying - it was both named as a desired goal and a recognition of what it means to be happy. Then why was this so atypical? Should not our life pursuits be focused on achieving our dreams, that which brings happiness. If composing or arranging music is what makes one happy, then why do anything else? If there are opportunities to compose new music or to add new life to existing music with a new arrangement, wouldn't you seize those opportunities?
SMP Press has spent considerable time and effort to gather and build a global, creative powerhouse of independent composers, songwriters, and music publishers to provide customers of Sheet Music Plus (SMP) with the bonus of original music compositions often not available anywhere else in the world. In addition to these original works, SMP Press has established a special arrangement with music publisher Hal Leonard that allows SMP Press composers to search a database of copyrighted music with over a million titles of copyrighted music, pre-cleared for SMP Press composers to create musical arrangements of these songs that are under copyright protection. Nowhere else will you find this. Of course, there are specific restrictions as to what type of musical arrangements are permitted to SMP Press composers. Large ensembles such as show choirs, marching band, wind ensemble, and orchestra are not permitted. However, solo to small ensembles are permitted. Mashups or medleys are also not permitted. These restrictions only apply to the SMP Press sheet music database of copyrighted music. SMP composers are free to compose original compositions in any way they like, for any mode of expression, from soloist, duet, small ensemble to a large orchestra. Composers, the world is still your oyster. (Sheet Music Plus, 2019)
Gay Pride 2019 has been one proud event after another as she dances from one city to the next on one huge global runway. Take a look at these sexy, hot music playlists that will keep you grinding, bumping and twirling proudly down the walk of shame. Shame? Not! Pump up those colorful buff muscles, boys. These playlist combine today’s musts and yesterday’s …..
Working from home, I am with my lovable companions 24/7. I am sending a million emails to the outside world. Each day there may be 1 or 2 conference calls where I actually have person to person interaction. I do my groceries once a month. There’s also the gym about 4x a week. So, I guess we need to add up those daily interactions. Aside from that, it’s just me, Gigi, Papi, Sophie, and Glinda. As I reflect back on my day to day activities, I discover that the day is not only filled with my own agenda but the agenda of my lovable companions. Is there communication? You bet. But it’s not communication by words. It’s a mixture of behavior directed towards me and that ‘look’ that you as their pet owner have learned to decipher what the look means. When that is learned, there is free flow of communication. For example,
Visionary Quest Records continues to expand its reach in the sheet music score arena publishing its modern classical Tears from My Eyes music series collection with Score Exchange.
“Score Exchange is the largest online retailer of new sheet music from composers and arrangers all over the world. ScoreExchange.com offers thousands of sheet music scores for download for every instrumentation imaginable - from solo pieces to works for full orchestra, from classical to pop.” (ScoreExchange.com, 6/22/19)
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This blog entry may seem to be a disconnect with my music blog on Visionary Quest Records. But I thought to myself, this blog is a reflection of me. My eclectic endeavors are all a part of the many chapters that comprise the one story of my life journey. With that said, I decided that it was quite befitting to share my creative experiences these past few months even though the inspiration for creativity was outside of music per se. These past few months I had tapped into a different source of creativity, which came from a fusion of the written word, art, and photography.
For me inspiration can often come one of two ways - at a moment’s notice, like a flash of a light bulb or after a period of gestation of deep thought. I should add that in both instances there is an overwhelming emotional component that serves as the impetus for creative action. This inspiration makes itself known through what I call my inner child or inner voice. Sometimes we give our outer lives higher priority when that little voice inside instead tries to steer us in another direction, either to find a better path, to make wiser choice,. or to create something new. Despite all that was going on in my life, I decided to listen to my inner voice and do accordingly….
Some might find it odd to end 2018 on a sad note with a song title beginning with Love Lost. Although Love Lost: Finding Your Fire Again is in a minor key and begins with a very melancholic poignant introduction, its segue to a face paced movement depicts the search for strength in self-belief, in hope, in a tomorrow that holds a promise of meaning and fulfillment. …
The music of Tito Abeleda is created from two vantage points: dance/fitness point of view and/or director/choreographer point of view - a story in every song. Visionary Quest Records (VQR) continues to evolve and expand its listener base from its first steps with EDM genre music by creating more diverse instrumental music tied to the common denominators of dance, fitness, and/or a story in every song – meaning those who can imagine the stories being told in its songs or those inspired to tell their own stories. Love Lost: Finding Your Fire Again is that first step of this label's evolution….