I will record 6 and 12 string, acoustic and electric guitar, slide guitar, bass, mandolin, and harmonica. I can send them in your preferred format. I am adept at experimentation and can provide unique sounds beyond the capabilities of my instruments and instrument knowledge. For instance, I was asked to create a traditional Japanese instrumental but had no knowledge of Japanese music nor did I have any traditional Japanese instruments. Therefore, I listed to many traditional songs, learned several scales and keys from which to play, then sought out instruments that sounded similar to the unique characteristics within the music. I used a banjo to make a shamisen sound, the mandolin to make a biwa sound, the cello to create the koto drones and an Irish penny whistle to make the bamboo flute sounds.
I can create music specifically timed for your presentation, website, or even a short movie. Additionally I am willing to record your song ideas if you have the music written.
Training & Qualifications
I am a self-taught musician with 16 years of rock, bluegrass, folk performance and recording experience. I have no degrees or certificates of qualification. Everything I perform and record has been self-taught.
Availability & Preferences
Evenings and weekends.
Reviews of Brandon
Jonathon received Unit of Graphic Design from Brandon
Graham received Session of Instrumental Recordings from Brandon
Shayna received Unit of Graphic Design from Brandon
About Brandon Glenn
Brandon Glenn graduated with an AAS in Graphic Design from Des Moines Area Community College in 2005 with honors including Student of the Year 2004, Student of the Year 2005, Class Art Director, 1st P...lace Skills USA local Design Competition and High Honors / Gold Cord graduation honors. He received an award from the Art Directors Association of Iowa for a direct mail piece in 2005. During his academic career he worked full time as a graphic designer for Glazer's Distributors designing internal marketing and client menus. After graduation he joined Innova Ideas and Services and worked on a contract with the Principal Financial Group. He worked on agent and client direct marketing pieces as well as a project called Dialogue that used variable information to customize agent direct marketing. Brandon later joined Sammons Annuity Group designing internal and agent direct marketing for Sammons Annuity Group and their sister companies Midland National Life Insurance Company and North American Company for Life and Health Insurance. He worked on brand management, design and marketing. In July of 2011 Brandon accepted a position with a new division of Sammons Financial Group: Sammons Retirement Solutions. He managed development of the SRS brand, training and guidance of marketing and design staff, print inventory management, coordination of print purchasing, as well as Art Direction of all marketing and collateral design. In August of 2013 Brandon accepted a position with Continental Western Group in Urbandale. He manages and produces all internal and external print, web, and audio/video marketing communications. Brandon is a Part-time Paid-on-Call Firefighter/EMT/Driver-Operator, protecting and serving the cities of West Des Moines and Clive by responding to life-safety situations, preserving property, and providing fire-safety education. Brandon is a self-taught musician who has performed with many bands since 1999. He has recorded 2 albums with a previous band, is working on a follow-up third album, an instrumental album, and records instrumental music for use with websites, presentations, video, and movie soundtracks. He is proficient at all forms of guitar (acoustic, electric, classical, slide, lap steel), mandolin, bass, and harmonica. He is intermediary at piano, banjo, drums, and most percussion instruments.show moreOpen to other proposals
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