Stephen Thompson

 

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Samples

Samples are in mp3 format and vary in length.  Written and performed by Stephen Thompson - I'm an intermediate guitar player and beginning keyboardist.  I don't read music - only play by ear.  I like to create chords and sounds.  Guitars include: Gibson SG, Takamine Acoustic/Electric, and Decca Nylon Acoustic.  Keyboard: Alesis QS6.2. 

Guitar Sample 01 © Stephen Thompson

Guitar Sample 02 © Stephen Thompson

Guitar Sample 03 © Stephen Thompson

Guitar Sample 04 Flamenco sound © Stephen Thompson 

Guitar Sample 05 © Stephen Thompson

Keyboard Sample 01 © Stephen Thompson                   

Keyboard Sample 02 © Stephen Thompson

All songs © Stephen Thompson  

Listening Preferences

My musical listening preferences are usually devoted to songs performed or written by friends, friends of friends, local/small unknowns, and family.  In addition, the following is a short list of songs/artists that inspire me.

Jazz/Progressive/Instrumental

Rick Braun - Notorious

Chris Botti - Regroovable, Alone in the City, and First Wish

Jesse Cook - Mario Takes a Walk

Kaki King - Carmine St.

Hellecasters - Almost Dawn

Ry Cooder - Feelin' Bad Blues

B.B. King performing The Thrill is Gone

 

Pop and Alternative

Sting - mostly everything he does

The Verve - Bitter Sweet Symphony

U2 - Pride (In the Name of Love), With or Without You, I Will Follow, Sweetest Thing, and All I Want is You

The Cure  - Pictures of You, Love Song, Lullaby, Fascination Street, and Disintegration

Massive Attack - you name it, I'll probably like it

Coldplay - Yellow, and others - like their sound

Alanis Morissette - Hands Clean

 

Classical and...

Verdi - La Donna E' Mobile

Mozart - Eine kleine Nachtmusik (Serenade in G Major) and Piano Concerto no. 21 in C Major

Sarah Brightman & Andrea Bocelli - Time to Say Goodbye

Frank Sinatra - is there anything he didn't do well