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Released All In A Day (Dance) @billjonesmusicstudio on YouTube!

 All In A Day (Dance) was originally released as a track on the same name Album "All In A Day" in April 2020. This "dance version" has been reorchestrated with a tempo increase and new bass and drums. The video is recent pics of nature scenes from my road trips and hiking adventures. #piano #stratocaster #jazz #dance #HatchBatch #Spotify All In A Day (Dance) on YouTube
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AGTR-01 (Version 3) Video Released to YouTube!

  This improvised guitar chords and solo centers around the rhythm groove generated from the rhythm guitar and the percussive slap bass.  The lead guitar was recorded just a few minutes later.  This also shows the power of Cubase.  The lead guitar audio was converted to midi, edited in standard music notation and then recorded using "Picked Steel" from the Yamaha MODX sounds.  I especially liked the harmonics on bridge section; just the push of a button (ah, technology!). AGTR-01 (Version 3) Link on YouTube

Let's Dance Spotify Pre-Save Link!

  Album Overview - Let's Dance by HatchBatch 12/30/2022 Title: Dreaming of You Track: 01 Comment: The dance groove in this track is very compelling!  Originally in the unreleased Stratman Unplugged series written in 2020, this track was initially called Strat Solo No 2. Title: I Don't Know Track: 02 Comment: I asked myself, what’s a good name for this track.  I guess you get what you asked for …. ha.  Another creation ("Hatch") that started as a guitar/voice improvises. Title: Get Up (Dance Version) Track: 03 Comment: Get Up, originally released back in 2019, is all "danced up".  Features Stratocaster solo and lots of brass! Title: Don't Be Shy Track: 04 Comment: Written back in 2020, this track was inspired by a viewing of Big Fish in concert.  The original Stratocaster lead was converted from audio to midi, cleaned up in Cubase Score, and then converted back to audio.  It's a fast 2/4 cut time with a triplet on the quarter

Spotify 2022 Year-End Wrap for HatchBatch

 Thanks to all my listeners!  I switched to using the music release name of HatchBatch in July 2022. 

Burr Oak State Park and Marietta Ohio with Soundtrack: Dreaming of You by HatchBatch

 Tranquil images and iPhone movies of a local state park at the end of the "leaf changing" fall season. The video also includes a few images of an Ohio river city.  The dance groove in this track is very compelling!  Dreaming of You, originally in the unreleased Stratman Unplugged series written in 2020, was initially called Strat Solo No 2. #statocaster #fender #BurrOakStatePark #Marietta #music #dance #musicians #musica #musicislife #musiciansofinstagram #martinguitars #practicemakesperfect #acousticmusic #livemusic #guitarsofinstagram #guitarsarebetter #guitarplayer #guitarist #guitars #guitarsolo #guitar Burr Oak State Park Video on YouTube

Music Composition Notes

How do I Compose Music? Choose an instrument to play:  piano guitar piano/voice guitar/voice Improvise a few lines to create a motif (melody or chord progression) that catches my attention and emotions Tempo is not necessarily critical in the beginning because you can only improvise at a max speed which is based on your ability to mentally process musical ideas Determine the time signature of the motif Select drum patterns and drum kits if so desired Key signature and scales used, comes later, during chord track analysis I turn on the recorder and I start playing, allowing my subconscious to control everything. My conscious mind is primarily concerned with keeping the improvised music in sync with the metronome beat in the music software. While you can create music using varying tempos, it is much easier to edit the music later if it's maintained in a fairly strict tempo environment. I normally improvise for anywhere from 60 seconds up to three or 4 minutes as the motif develops wi

Acadia National Park, Vermont Mountains and a Ride on the Hudson River

  Home movies shot on a fun "road trip" with music from one of my Albums ....  We enjoyed all the hiking on that trip!  The album, Acoustic Guitar Solos, was released in 2021.      #music #countrymusic #musicians #musica #musicislife #musiciansofinstagram #martinguitars #practicemakesperfect #acousticmusic #livemusic #guitarsofinstagram #guitarsarebetter #guitarplayer #guitarist #guitars #guitarsolo #guitar Acadia Video on YouTube