Metro Detroit Musician Composes Song With Help From Facebook Friends

DETROIT (WWJ) – One local musician has found that social media is the perfect musical instrument.

“I’ve got a lot of Facebook friends, probably 3,000 of my closest friends,” said jazz musician and Oakland University professor Scott Gwinnell.

“I just said, if you wouldn’t mind giving me a note, any note, I’m gonna try and create a composition in the order of the notes that you provided.”

In total, Gwinnell told WWJ Newsradio 950’s Marie Osborne, he received about 50 notes in a couple of days.

“What was really cool was that the people who gave me notes were everything from family members to friends to world-class musicians,” he said.

Gwinnell used every note in the order he received them to compose the song he calls “Friendship.”

Gwinnell had to take great care in putting them together rhythmically. “The biggest challenge was creating something that didn’t  sound just like a loose hogepog of notes,” he said.

That wasn’t easy, he said, but the process made him a better musician.

 

Comments

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More From CBS Detroit

Best Places For Paczki In DetroitFat Tuesday is less than a week away! Here's where to find the best paczki in town.
Best Ice Cream Shops In Metro DetroitIt's getting warm outside! Take advantage of it.

Watch & Listen