The Loss

Sometimes music is short. Sometimes it’s long. This is a shorter piece about taking short moments to refect. Moments that you might be avoiding. They can come out in unexpected ways. For example, this stretch of music that was inspiring to write. This piece is an update to a simpler version that was a backing track for a video of a balerina moving in slow fluid motions.

June 11, 2021 · 1 min · Paul Wolke

Hope

First written in November of 2018, I thought this piece of music was lost. I came upon in while doing a site redesign this year and I am overjoyed. This piece is inspired by one of my guitar heros, Andy McKee. It is written in a standard tuning and using a Shubb Capo C7 depressing 3 strings on the 5th fret.

June 9, 2021 · 1 min · Paul Wolke

I Have Been To Jupiter

Capturing the feeling of Christmas memories There always exists a magic at this time of year. Remembering the glow of those large light bulbs illuminating a sparse tree decorated with ornaments and tinsel. It created a soft glow that is so unique to the time. Christmas music playing on the old stereo at the bottom of the stairway. Laying around lazily in the days after Christmas. I put into music some of those feelings that are evoked from this time and these memories....

November 21, 2020 · 1 min · Paul Wolke

Tune Your Guitar

Whether your playing alone or with others, a well tuned guitar will sit in the music as it should. Similar to when someone sings off key, even a single string slightly out of tune can stick out like a sore thumb. Don’t be a sore thumb. Here are some thoughts and practices to tuning your guitar. Basic Tuning Use a chromatic tuner. This is the most common tuner you can find for stringed instruments....

May 15, 2020 · 3 min · Paul Wolke

For Dad

Late in Februrary of 2018 I wrote this guitar piece to cope with the overwhelming emotions stirred from my Dad’s failing health. Coming to grips with the mortality of a loved one is a lot to process. A year and a half has gone by since his passing and I felt a tugging to engage with this song again, playing it every chance I get. It seems right to re-record it as a rememberence on his birthday....

April 18, 2020 · 2 min · Paul Wolke

Peninsula

This repeating pattern builds over time to a crescendo of pads, drums, and electric guitars. It’s a built off of the simple melody line enhanced by multiple layers of a “plucked” sound and delays.

March 20, 2020 · 1 min · Paul Wolke

Losing Time

The essence of life can sometimes boil down to something as simple as just having time. Time to reflect. Time to think. Time to be. Recently I feel like I’ve had some of that kind of time. The music that has come out of that feels very natural. This supports my belief that compromise is the price you pay for rushing through things. This recording of acoustic guitar is done with a partial capo on the 7th fret pushing down the A, D, and G strings....

August 16, 2018 · 1 min · Paul Wolke

Summer Sessions

It’s always been something I’ve wanted to accomplish but have always found a reason to put it off. Too busy, not good enough, not complete. Whatever the reason, it was always holding me back. Perhaps I was just too afraid to put it out there. Some of these songs have been around for years. Lullaby is going on nearly 10 years already. I couldn’t wait any longer. And once you make that kind of decision, it’s hard to stop the momentum....

July 10, 2017 · 1 min · Paul Wolke

Homecoming

A simple acoustic guitar and piano recording that supports that feeling of home. This song is part of the Summer Sessions series of recordings.

July 9, 2017 · 1 min · Paul Wolke

Jovie's Song

A fingerstyle guitar recording inspired by the joy that is Jovie. This song is part of the Summer Sessions series of recordings.

July 9, 2017 · 1 min · Paul Wolke