Kelly Pajak and I
Jan19

Kelly Pajak and I

My friend Kelly Pajak and I collaborated on this project. This is his timelapse photography, check him out at www.MountainMagickPhotography.com. He is such a gifted photographer! I recorded this piece “The Tale of Tumbling Tree” for this project with my new Native American Flute in the Key of E 432hz. Yes I actually made the flute, seen below, out of pine wood then burned the totem and body and finished with a satin polyurethane. I hope you enjoy what we put together. 😀 [Show as...

Read More
Artem Repin Flutes
Dec20

Artem Repin Flutes

Check out this video that I did reviewing my Native American Inspired Flutes from www.ArtemRepin.com

Read More
432hz Why It’s Important
Sep04

432hz Why It’s Important

Earlier this year I started to listen to a lot of Native American Flute (NAF) players, the likes of Mary Youngblood. I’ve listened to NAF for years now and I’ve always loved it. My wife and I listen to a host of New Age type music, atmospheric and songs while we sleep. The NAF constantly spoke to me and it did something inside of me that no other music has really ever done. What it is I cannot explain but it is healing, reviving and emotional. “Music based on C=128hz (C note in concert A=432hz) will support humanity on its way towards spiritual freedom. The inner ear of the human being is built on C=128 hz” -Rudolph Steiner A guitar student of mine happened to have a NAF and I was planning on using the NAF on an upcoming GrimWolf album for an intro to a song. I asked if I could borrow it for a while to learn how to play. He happily let me borrow it. In the coming months I learned how to play and even recorded a few songs. Durring that time I was researching NAF and in a few different areas I was introduced what this article is about, 432hz tuning. You see the standard tuning, or concert pitch, is 440hz where the note A is at 440hz rather. When we tune our guitars, violins, tubas, etc. we are tuning to this pitch. I never really thought about it much it was just the standard and I tuned to it. In reading some of these articles, albeit some of them nutty and laden with nazi conspiracy theories (really), I decided to give it a try with my guitar. Immediately I could feel the difference was. Yes there was a sound change that I could hear but I actually felt it, inside of my body. This lead me from one article to the next and then to youtube videos. Then there was mention of the Chakras and healing with music and sound. Now if you know anything about Chakras you probably know of some new age nut job telling you about some celestial mojo. What you probably don’t know is that the Chakras are actually related to certain glands and organs in your body. You see, when certain frequencies are played it can vibrate those organs and glands and cause healing. What? Yeah, healing with sound in the...

Read More
Alone
Sep01

Alone

I have to say that I am feeling alone, distant and even a bit reclusive. Depression springs to mind as I have been going through this time in my life. Currently: My Mom is recovering from her cancer surgery with problems. Dealing with relationship issues in regards to my Mom. The tears. My wife is unsatisfied with her job (just the fact that she has a job is unsatisfactory). I can’t seem to make enough money. The last two shows I had with my band sucked. My neck/shoulder is thrown out and I am in tons of pain. I keep running into brick walls with a recent business upstart. I need to spend more time with my kids. The time is flying by. …the list can go on. The worst part is I feel like a whiney little kid, which is then making me sink more into this shadow. A little bit about me…I am an introvert. This can be good for self reflection and discovery but also makes dark times darker and seem even more ominous. I need to find a little mountaintop and play my first nation flute…yet I cannot because it’s not here yet. FUU@#….(calm down). I am concerned about our country right now and the decisions being made that will affect my family now and in the future. I was reminded of a picture I took of my daughter a few years back (see below) along the Oregon coast. She is a loner, introspective person like me. Very out going and the center of attention (like me) when in our moods…but very much a loner. The picture reminded me of how I feel. It may not be bad or good…it just is.   The issues with my Mom keep coming up as well as the tears and brokenness associated with those feelings. It’s not that I feel lost or at a loss what what to do, it’s just me being lonely. My wife is an amazing ear and listens to me often, hugs me and loves me…but yet I am still inside myself…alone. In the midst of all of this I remember back to church days and all the, hehem, comforting words people would give. “God is Good”…”Put your Trust in God”…”God will never leave you or forsake you”…oh and my personal favorite, “It’s just a spiritual attack”. Is there truth in those words? Probably. Though often misguided, damaging, but dripping with good intent. However, life has many pains. It’s designed that way for growth and maturity. People die, loose jobs, have crises of faith…it is all part of life. Most of us want the pain...

Read More
Breeze In The Meadow
Jul16

Breeze In The Meadow

Me sitting in my closet with my zoom H4n recorder. It seems a bit fast to my ears and I am still getting the hang of some notes and movements. This is what I came up with one morning. Enjoy.

Read More