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m3roadworx ole kirkeby

Espoo Finland   Finland
Member since September 6, 2007

Collaborations: 12   Joined: 109   Tracks: 535


   

Bio

THE PAST

In the eighties I was into drums in a big way and I practiced several hours daily. I studied Steve Gadd in great detail and I also had a serious go at Gary Schaffee's books, Stickings and Polyrythms in particular. It was all funk and pop, though, no jazz.

I quit the drumming for practical reasons more than anything else, and the guitar took over completely after I moved to Southampton in the UK to do a Ph.D. in engineering. Almost immediately after arriving in Southampton I had some luck when I somehow managed to get regular gigs with pianist Anthony Briscoe and bassist Nigel Slee at a point when I couldn't really play at all. We formed the File Under Jazz trio soon after we met. It was fairly scary to be thrown in at the deep end but I quickly realised that jazz is much more forgiving, when it comes to making mistakes, than funk drumming. I learned to fake my way through solos, and comp behind soloists, even when I was playing the tune for the first time. I got lost constantly, and I had to miss out half the chords but I understood the importance of 'the graceful recovery'.

A couple of years later I formed Bill & Ted's Excellent Jazz Band (the name is based on the Bill & Ted movies) with guitarist Bill Pritchard. I was Ted since I had learned to play from the books of Ted Greene (in fact, so had Bill but since he was Bill already he couldn't be Ted). By that time I had got a lot better, and we had a most bodacious band with a nice sound (both Bill and I played Telecasters).

Although both F.U. Jazz and Bill & Ted had a set of arranged tunes, by far most of the gigs I did while I lived in Southampton were unrehearsed. The local jazz scene consisted of about 30 people who played around 50 different tunes, and on a given night I would play a subset of those 50 tunes with a subset of those 30 people. This was great fun for a while but as time went on I became increasingly frustrated with the lack of musical ambition displayed at gigs, and my own lack of ability to do something interesting with the material I was asked to play. The whole thing was becoming very repetitive and I didn't feel I was making much progress even though I kept up the practicing at home. In 1999 I began to experiment with a 7-string guitar tuned in major thirds, and the way it simplified the visual appearance of patterns on the neck totally changed my attitude towards the instrument. In October 2001 I put the website www.m3guitar.com online and I have been focused on updating it regularly ever since.

THE PRESENT

I record in a little home studio based around a powerful PC. I play drums using the excellent Toontrack libraries triggered via a TrapKat and Roland SPD-S, http://www.m3guitar.com/public/trapkat_setup.jpg

I also play 5-string fretted and fretless bass, 6- and 7-string electric guitar tuned in major thirds, and for midi programming I use mainly the Axis-49 from C-Thru Music.

I firmly believe that what makes music interesting is a human element, and that it is essential to add the performance of a musician on top of the sequencers and the loops. Some people like the 'hypnotic effect' you get from exact repetition -- I don't. I find it boring, even annoying, and I make a conscious effort to avoid it in the projects I work on.

My Showcase Tracks
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Great song, great vocals.
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Great song by Cube! Dark and powerful. I did drums and guitar
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Incredibly soulful vocals and slide guitar by ChrisD, everything else by me
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I am humbled to have been able to add to a track with world-class musicians Mark Miller and Rob Glass. I did the guitars and the keyboard, and the downmix is my version
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Great song and intense vocals from TouristZero as always. Video to go with it https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=amwqpbvMsck
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Arguably the most ambitious project musically I have worked on. A combination of 7/8 and 12/8 with a full chord chart provided from the start!
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One of my all-time favourites. Jeanette sings, Mauro plays acoustic guitar, and I build up an arrangement around that.
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Drums and loops. Mix by MAD
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Great song by Derek Clegg. I did guitars, synthesized choir, and keyboard.
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+25Drums-Acoustic
+13Guitar-Lead
+10Bass-Electric
+9Guitar-Rhythm

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Sing Me A Story

Vocal Jazz
13 Files, 1yr+1mo ago
m3roadworx m3roadworx, Iblue, NIGELandOLLIE
 

Temporary Isolation

Foreign Cinema
18 Files, 8mo+2dy ago
m3roadworx m3roadworx, Iblue
 

See The Light Of Another Day

Adult Contemporary
20 Files, 1yr+6mo ago
m3roadworx m3roadworx, fresh727, NicolaOffidani + 3 more
 

Keep Me On A Rope

Hard Rock
21 Files, 2 years ago
m3roadworx m3roadworx, Nathun
 

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Power of the People !

Alternative
4 Files, 3 days ago
TooNaked2Nick8 TooNaked2Nick8, m3roadworx
 

Alacassandra

Pop/Rock
24 Files, 1mo+9dy ago
AlansAuditoryDynamatron AlansAuditoryDynamatron, m3roadworx, Jeanbass + 2 more
 

The Dark Motel

Prog-Rock/Art Rock
30 Files, 5mo+20dy ago
stoman stoman, Jessica, bagpipe + 2 more
 

the Bats of October

Halloween
22 Files, 5mo+3dy ago
RGBass RGBass, xvpusw, UserFriendlySound + 4 more
 

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