Music Background:

My music study began with seven years of piano instruction with Mary Etta Crane, seven years that taught me almost nothing about music -- no fault of Mrs. Crane's.  A couple of years later, after seeing a local band, the Shakers, I picked up the guitar and taught myself some cords and started playing a dozen or so folk songs.

At about fifteen, a group of my friends started a band, Cherry Soul.  Because there was already a guitar player, I found a Farfisa organ and working with my guitar, converted guitar chords into keyboard chords.  Over the next few years I played with a number of bands with names like Moose, Society's Orphans, Liberty Ark, and Four Guys & a Fifth.   The later bands were made up of members of the original Shakers I'd seen many years earlier.  We played from Richmond, Virginia to Atlanta, Georgia.

While in college, I went back to the acoustic guitar and began to write much of my own music and lyrics. During this time I played lots of coffee houses in lots of different places. The song, Daughter in the Back Seat, was written during those years.

Recently a number of musicians from my home town gathered to perform again for a number of occassions in that town. You can view some pictures of our rehersals and performances by going to the Reunion Band Web Site.





David Warlick
Public Speaker, Training,
Web Design & Applications for Education

One of the best lessons I have learned from some of my colleagues (David Thornburg) is the need to separate myself from my work from time to time, and to explore new interests. I was good at this years ago, but am learning, onece again, to make music. Enjoy!

-- Dave --


Electronic Compositions:

In 1989, I returned to music when I purchased a used (and slightly antique) Korg Polysix analog synthesizer. I also purchased a four-track recorder which enabled me to perform bits of songs and then record them on top of other bits, creating the effect of a band. I experimented with this process for a couple of years, but the old synth fell into disrepair, and I became draw to other interests.

Recently, however, I returned to music when I purchased a modern synthesizer with MIDI interface, meaning that I can connect it to my Mac and assemble music graphically.

Shores of Lima and Forest Castle were composed and recorded recently using a MIDI synthesizer and Macintosh computer. Bird Race, June Ship, RiverMyst and Quantum Clarity were all composed more recently using only my Macintosh G4 Powerbook, free sequencing software and QuickTime's music features. The remaining songs were composed and recorded a decade ago with the old Korg. Daughter in the Back Seat was actually written in the early '70s, but was recorded in the early '90s. I hope you enjoy them.

It is important to note that I do not consider myself a musician. I am a gadgeteer. I use the technology to assemble music that I like, and I hope to get better at it.

Bird Race
Sequencing Software -- composed in
May 2003 during flight and work in
Birmingham, Alabama
June Ship
Sequencing Software -- composed in
May 2003 during flight and work in
San Francisco
Sequencing Software -- composed
May 2003 during flight and
work in Los Angeles
Quantum Clarity
MIDI & QuickTime Pro -- composed
March 2003
Shores of Lima
Synth & MIDI -- composed and recorded
January 2002
Forest Castle
Synth, Drum Machine & MIDI -- composed and recorded
December 2001

Gray Day Rebellion
Synth and Drum Machine -- composed and
recorded 1990
Calypso Mystic
Synth and Drum Machine -- composed and
recorded 1990
Spider Walk
Synth and Drum Machine -- composed and
recorded 1990 (Karen Creech's Theme Song)
Daughter in the Back Seat
Acoustic Guitar, Synth, & Drum Machine -- written in
1974 and recorded in 1989
Full Circle
Synth & Drum Machine -- composed and
recorded 1989
Adventures in Brass
This is not me. It's my son performing in the
award-winning Triangle Youth Brass Band.
This peice, performed in December, 2002, was
lead by the Norwegian conductor, Ray Farr. Enjoy!


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