violin sheet music

I’ve Been Playing the Violin for About 6 Weeks Now

I’ve always loved bowed string instruments, violin in particular. From The Lord of the Rings’ score, to video game music, to many varieties of Classical music — strings have always inspired me. I’ve always wanted to learn, but thought it might be getting my hands a bit full. For whatever reason, now feels like a good time… Read More »

Happy New Year 2016

I just wanted to say Happy New Year to everyone. I feel great about 2015, and even better about the future. Last year has had it’s ups and downs. I’ve been put through some hard times, but I am coming back stronger. 2015 was also technically my sons first full year of life (he was born… Read More »

In Reminiscence of Distant Worlds: Our Trip to Rochester and Final Fantasy

Some time in September, my wife got us tickets to see an orchestra as my birthday present. That Orchestra happened to be the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra. They had a guest conductor named Arnie Roth, and were playing MUSIC FROM THE FINAL FANTASY SERIES.. Composed by Nobuo Uematsu. Those tickets happened to be one of the… Read More »

Christmas Tree 2015

Silent Night 🎄 Aaron and Jessica Rhoades

A few years ago, around Christmas 2013, my wife and I decided to try and record a Christmas song together. We chose “Silent Night” 👼🌟 and I thought that at least this verse turned out pretty swell. We hope you enjoy it 😉 🙂  

Picture of Grandpa

Passing Tides: a Tribute to My Grandfather

My grandpa was a World War II Veteran. He passed away a few years back, and I wrote this song in his memory. He wasn’t a man of many words, but one of the kindest hearts I’ve known. I call this song “Passing Tides”. He liked to take us to the beach at Lake Eerie in Buffalo…

A Demon and a Dream

I had this dream about a week ago. It was one of those interesting dreams which felt like — or may have actually started out as — reality. A smooth shift from “trying to get to sleep” to “dreaming”. Since I found this one particularly interesting, and it lingered on my mind quite vividly, I just thought I would share it.

Join Me on an Epic Journey of Sweet Content

Alright everyone, I need your help! I’m rebooting my blog! …again? First off.. If you’ve ever been to my site before, you’ll notice I completely redesigned it. Woo hoo! I’ve been working on it long enough and I’m glad to have it finished. If you’ve read the material I’ve been posting (you haven’t), you’d also… Read More »

Technicality, Creativity, and Freedom

I’ve always been the type who wants to get deep into things and learn as much as possible about a subject of interest. Take no shortcuts, do it the hard way because it makes your experience more thorough and unique…