Dennis Massa String Quartet: For Guitar, Cello, Violin & Viola... Instrumental Acoustic Guitar Sketches Vol. #2 ( 7-7-07 )

by Dennis Massa

Released 2007
Released 2007
Contemporary acoustic instrumental guitar sketches, vol. #2. Beautiful melodic contemporary acoustic ambient pop music.
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Dennis Massa String Quartet: For Guitar, Violin, Cello & Viola. Acoustic Instrumental Guitar Sketches Vol #2 (7-7-07). -

All songs written and performed by Dennis Massa.

Dennis Massa Guitar Instrumentals, are clearly relaxed, calm, and unhurried. His Unique and original compositions for Guitar, Cello, violin & Viola , were recorded using real antique instruments and no synthesized sounds whatsoever. Delivering pure sonic acoustic sounds and performance. His music, influenced by various styles of music, life experiences, and natural acoustic sounds, are unique to his innovative style. Dennis lives on a State Protected Wildlife Habitat & Rare Bird Sanctuary on the Ocean, where he recorded & created the compositions for this album. His guitar technique, and sonic production quality on this album are all superb.

Dennis Massa, composer, narrator, and principal talent, is a graduate of Nassau Community College, NY (Applied Science in Criminal Justice) and David Lipscomb University, Nashville, TN. (BA : in Counseling/ Theology, Languages: Koine Greek, German & Classical Hebrew). He has pursued and been active in Music & Art all his life.

Dennis first started playing guitar at the age of seven. His first guitar, was a $12.00 Sears acoustic special, a Christmas gift, purchased out of the Sears catalog, by his parents, when he was just 7 years old. This guitar and his dog, became his best friends. This guitar would eventually be destroyed, eaten and chewed up by his dog. This did not stop his love for playing guitar, he received another guitar and went on to study classical, jazz, folk and rock. Later on in life, at college he studied music & theology in Nashville, becoming part of a traveling troupe of musicians, playing to audiences throughout the south and Midwest. His wide range of interests included fund raising for anti- drug youth groups, playing concerts in College, prisons & hospitals.
Dennis, also known for his original kids family/childrens compostions, Instrumental Guitar Sketches and a wide variety of songwriting, including American Baseball Songs, Circus Songs, and children’s Favorite songs such as : Peanuts Popcorn & Cotton Candy, Limber Up for the Limbo, Pagliacci the Clown, WACKY WACKY WABBITTS, ISH KABIBBLE, AND THE KOOKABORO JAMBOREE, delivers a refreshing new sound to children’s music. He approaches each song or group of songs, as a visual idea. First he invents a character or situation and then designs songs around his characters & creations.
In addition to writing songs, playing guitar & violin, he also sells guitars and violins, and creates original Sumi-e watercolor art. Dennis has been a past president of the NY Sumi-e Watercolor Association of America, Whose works have been exhibited at the National Arts Gallery in NYC. under the tutelage of Master Sumi-e Artist , Mitsuko Bickham.

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SONG LIST:

The Sun Is Up
7-7-07
WhiteRain Classical Past 1
Waiting for You
Loon Serenade
Here And Now
If I Could
In Katies Eyes
Yeshua
For Tartag
Valkyrie Cruise N' On Peconic Bay
Mitsu