Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Ronald Jenkees. Is this guy for real?

Hello You Tubes! This is how Ronald Jenkees greets us at the start of most of his videos, whether you believe his character is for real or not, his talent is undeniable.

"I'm not a savant or anything remotely related. Lots of people make assumptions, but I'm normal and I also don't take myself (or music for that matter) too seriously. Some also assume I went to school for music but I actually went for a tech-related degree (networking, security). Musically speaking, I am completely self-taught but it was a slow process - I don't think I was "born to play" or anything but stuck with it. My actual training consists of a few piano lessons (I was a terrible piano student quickly went back to just playing) and one year of marching band during my senior year of high-school.

I make videos to (hopefully) entertain, share my music, and encourage others to play even if they're just getting started. No matter where you plan to take your music, I think it's time well spent. Whether you're hammering out "Mary Had a Little Lamb" or something crazy complicated, music can and should be fun. It's such a constructive use of your time, even if you are doing simple stuff.

Ronald's debut album has already been released and is available for purchase as a phyiscal cd or a digital download. You can find it on his web sight

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