Guitar

Isn’t the guitar one of the most sweet, harmonic and versatile instruments you can possible listen to? or even better, play?  You can find all kind of musicians interpreting real masterpieces of pretty much any imaginable genre.

Do you like the trashing sounds of metal or classic rock?, you got it! or how about some romatic ballads? got you covered! Celtic? Check! Country or Pop music? would not exists with out it! Bossa Nova? Pleeease, guitar is the very soul of it!

Also, the guitar is quite portable (tell that to the piano players!) and affordable; yes, you could, if you wanted, shell a few G’s for a very nice guitar but you can also find very decent sounding instruments for a really good price.

For me, where guitar finds its golden spot is in classical music. Its sound with so many different “personalities” make the music come alive. Playing guitar is one of my personal hobbies, so I thought that the best way to describe it is by playing a little bit for you. And yes, I know I have a long, long way to go to call myself a guitarist but I am sure enjoying the journey!

-Stein

Bagpipes

bagpipesBagpipe music is very interesting. Either you like it or you don’t, there is no middle ground. Some people find it too high pitched and annoying. For me, is an instrument that can elicit a myriad of emotions. From the deepest sadness  to the excitement of being ready for battle.

I can sit and listen to it for hours imagining the adventures, hardships and victories of the warriors of old as they roamed the plains with their rudimentary weapons longing to make their mark in the world with a heart full of passion and courage.

I don’t really know why, but for me, bagpipe music evokes values like honor, duty and courage that we admire and idealize in the form of epic adventures full of brave warriors, chevaliers and beautiful damsels.

Yes, I know is a bit childish but I really believe that if those values were an integral part of our lives, the world would be a much better and nicer place.

So, if this music transports me if only for a little while, to a world were men always tell the truth and consider their honor more valuable than money I see no harm in visiting it from time to time.

-Stein