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Canada
Edmonton Alberta
Canada
Genres
  • Instrumental
  • Blues
 
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More About MurraySchneider

I've been playing for 56 years, piano lessons at the age of 6 and going into rock,blues and pop at the age of 12. Been in quite a few bands from the age of 14 to the present I have always "kept my fingers" in the joy of playing music whether it be for $ at a paying gig or just for fun with friends jamming. Its hard to say what my influences are, there are so many, I love so many artists and have been influenced by so many. Perhaps you could tell me what you think. Music is my "drug of choice" as it has so much power to change the way I feel. It is a magical way to transport me to another universe and I love sharing that experience with others. I have found that I have an ability to spontaneously create music using the amazing sounds and electronic keyboards that technology has provided in the last 30 years. I hope you enjoy it. And a huge Thank You to Frank and Martina Podlaha for giving us StreetJelly that allows musicians to connect with a worldwide audience of supportive fans!
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Fun Stuff about the Artist

Life on the Street

Where do I start ....many years ago, I was hitchhiking from Germany to Denmark. I was out of money and getting hungry. I stopped in at a small Gasthaus in Hamburg and saw a piano. I asked if I could play and sat down immediately to start on some boogie-blues. After a few minutes they brought me a beer and bratwurst on a bun - just what I needed. Then after making my way to Copenhagen, flat broke, I hooked up with some musicians from England and played at a night club till 3 in the morning with no rehearsal. That was a lifesaver. Most recently I was playing with friends at an outdoor campfire style jam session for 6 hours. A couple of people there remarked that they could really see how much I was enjoying playing and I realized just how much I was getting into it. That is what makes it all worthwhile.

Embarrassing Moment

I was accompanying a gal at a small club a number of years ago for her debut event with friends and family and I forgot how to play one of the songs she was singing. I really messed up and it sounded awful and I was embarrassed. I felt bad about it and did manage to make the rest of the evening sound OK, but she was really upset and never talked to me since then.

My Instrument

I built my first instrument from a kit. It was a Vox Jaguar combo organ. You can see a picture of me playing it on my Reverbnation link. That was about 48 years ago. I loved it, but have no idea of whatever happened to it. I've played piano, Wurlitzer, Rhodes, Hammond, Pianet, Keytar, melodica, accordion and harmonica. I have had quite of few instruments over the years, and now I am sharing the ones I have with you.

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