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Book details
  • Genre:MUSIC
  • SubGenre:History & Criticism
  • Language:English
  • Pages:11
  • eBook ISBN:9781624883194

The Little Synthesizer

by Travis Jarreau

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How does music effect your life, and your health? This book explains how.
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About the author
Travis, is a musician, composer and CD producer as well as an Economist and Real Estate Agent. He was a precocious child from day one. At the age of three Travis told his Mt. Sinai director of daycare “Don’t go too fast or you will break your glasses.” Impressed, she quoted him in the Hospital Journal. At age five, he placed in the Gifted Program at North Beach Elementary. Accompanying Donna wherever she went, he always found a way to be involved, from giving patients their meds, to handing out flyers and selling holiday gift-wrap. As a young boy he traveled to Jamaica, visited people in jail there and wrote a story about how Jamaica was discovered by his grandfather. A spelling-bee champion, a green belt in Kung Fu, he completed the Summerbridge Program with the goal of helping poor children become educated. An all around athlete, at Ransom School in Track and Field, Golf, Bastketball, Football and band, he founded and hosted a school TV channel. Travis was featured in a program singing for the victims of the 2010 Haiti hurricane. He is the author of The Effects of Music on the Body, and the forthcoming Child of The Eternal Light, in which he explains his battle with obesity. Currently Travis is aligned with his mother’s goal of teaching health and nutrition, and he is especially devoted to his music. “My major genres are ambient multi-instrumental, & pop, which is modern with vibrant sounds that electrify the body instantaneously. Integrating sound waves of the piano, guitar & other instruments, the medium of my music mixes & fuses words into the composition. Later, I store—or mix—the sound for duplication which I can manipulate using the computer to synthesize all the elements, including lyrics, rhythm, texture & color. As a drummer in numerous performances in high school, I’ve played multi-percussion instruments, most often the bass drum & the drum set. Through developing skills with drums, I taught myself to keep time & tempo in synch together as a rhythmic foundation to the song. Songwriting comes naturally to me & I select lyrics that resonate best with the tempo of the music. What I consider my poetry however, I realize it is sung a lot quicker than the usual speed at which poem is read. In my vocals, I utilize interacting medium, relating words to sounds. I also enjoy singing A Capella, that is, without instrumental accompaniment. My voice ranges easily from baritone to falsetto so I am well suited to A Capella groups. One of the high points of my participation in my college choir was featured on Miami’s Channel 23 when we had the opportunity & privilege to dedicate our music to the victims of the earthquake that occurred in Haiti in 2010. All my life I’ve loved to sing & early on I realized when I did, people were drawn to me. I love to capitalize on my charisma & enjoy enthusiastic support from family & friends. I want to share my music with the world from this internet forum. I hope you’ll find it awesome as well.”