Sunday, Sunday.

“Sunday Memories” – Original Guitar Instrumental
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Saint Dominic’s Roman Catholic Church:
http://www.nealjconway.com/dailymass/stdominics.html
Pictures:

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Heritage United Methodist Church, Ligonier (Pa):

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PERFORMANCE NOTES:

This was an ode of sorts to the past. Memories of Sundays. Sundays have been both uplifting and pessimistic for as long as I can remember. A heavily reflective day for me the questioning of “what is life” is always there. It is a day where I gauge where my life is at that moment, and where it’s taking me in the future.

I found this church while chaperoning a field trip to Washington, DC. As I sat in a Subway restaurant watching over eight ninth-grade boys who refused to pay the high price of food at the museum, I looked out the window there it was. The steeple. It seemed to be a sign of sorts. Towering into the sky on that sunny but cool March day, it was for that moment mine. It brought with it, many other memories. Those are mine to keep.

This was my Black Martin acoustic guitar plugged into my Scarlett Solo and my 2013 MacBook Pro using Reaper Software. The plugin I used was the Valhalla Shimmer. It’s truly an amazing reverb plug-in.

Here is the link:
https://valhalladsp.com/shop/reverb/valhalla-shimmer/

The end result was a short but glorious musical dedication to the steeple that rekindled that which was mine.
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“Melody for a Fallen Hero” – 911 Tribute Version


As the anniversary of 911 approaches I’ve begun to feel the emotions of that day. I broke down several times tonight while re-doing this video making it more fitting to what my original intentions were. This is a tribute to the greatest hero of all time. melody911He was brave enough to sacrifice his life and the lives of the passengers of United Arlines Flight 93 for the greater good of the United States of America. There is no entertainer, sports figure, or politician
who can even compare to the heroism of this man who acted as few on this earth ever would. I’ve driven by the entrance to the memorial site in Shanksville, Pennsylvannia countless times. Each time I feel it. We have the greatest country in the world and I for one will live the rest of my days remembering the bravery of an ordinary man who became extraordinary in a sitution where there was no other choice. Be proud of this nation that has given so much to so many.

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Equipment Used:
MicroKorg Mini Synthesizer (HipHop setting)/M-Box/MacBook Pro/Reaper Software
Ibanez 8-String (Tuning CGCADGBE)/Fender Mustang III (Tight Metal Setting)/MacBook Pro/Reaper Software
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Hero: a man of distinguished courage or ability, admired for his brave deeds and noble qualities.

In Classical Mythology, a being of godlike prowess and beneficence who often came to be honored as a divinity.

In the Homeric period, a warrior-chieftain of special strength, courage, or ability. In later antiquity he would be defined as an immortal being or demigod.
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My All-Time Hero and for whom I dedicate this music:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Todd_Beamer