Tom De Medts @ Ghent University
Guitar – Piano – Accordion
I started my musical education when I was 5. A year later, I started playing the guitar, but I have never been too successful (although I followed guitar courses for about 10 years). When I was 12 or so, I also started playing the piano, which I liked more. Since September 2017, I started playing the accordion (chromatic) and I love it! I play on a Bugari 580/ARS/C. I also play guitar in a folk band of the music academy of Deinze.
After the initial 5 years of "basic" musical education, I took some specialized courses in (mostly classical) music theory, for 6 years, where I learned to analyze music and to compose music.
I recently created some new songs:
I have also assembled my old compositions below, created with my old (and now dead) Roland JV-1000.
One of my first songs, but not the worst. Contains a very ugly church-organ part though, which I'm planning to remove. [Download]
My favorite. Very balanced, and a nice "aggressive" part in the middle. [Download]
- Blue Sky
Rather sounds like an improvisation. Not very interesting. [Download]
A techno song. Not my style, but who knows, you might like it ;-) [Download]
- Hello World
Nice rhythm, but that's all there is to it. [Download]
- Life & Soul
Interesting song, but the drums have to be reworked, since they are very very boring... (The song is also too long, in my opinion.) [Download]
- I'm in Doubt
Quiet song, rather good I think, but with a very bad fast part in the middle (which I will remove). [Download]
Bad song, the drums are way too hard. [Download]
- Telindus jingle
A 16-second jingle that I created for Telindus. I've no idea whether they ever used it ;-) [Download]
My chess club
I am playing in a chess club in Landegem (not so far from Ghent) called De Vrijschaker Landegem, and I currently have an ELO rating of 2025. See this web page to see my rating evolution (the web page contains many chess statistics for all Belgian players).