Todd Harvey

Kalispell MT
http://www.twitter.com/toddhmusic
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Plays: 20,870
Downloads: 850
Profile Views: 741

Biography

What made you want to start making music?

Listening to classical music on a transistor radio as a child.

Tell us what your music is about? How has your subject matter evolved?

My music is all about emotion and evoking those emotions in those who listen to my music. I write based on what I'm feeling at the time. As far as my music evolving. I guess it has become more energetic than when i first started writing music. It has changed with the software that I use as well, which opens up more tools for creativity.

What artist(s) would you like to collaborate with? And why?

I don't have any one artist that I'd like to collaborate with. However it would be great to hear some one put lyrics vocals to some of my music.

What has been your biggest challenge as an artist/band? Have you been able to overcome that challenge? If so, how?

Finding time to compose as I have a full time job and a family. I tend to lock myself away for days at a time while composing music. It is hard to balance everyday life and music. I usually compose when on vacation or an extended weekend so I can commit at least one day to music.

What do you hope to accomplish with your music? How do you envision that happening?

My main goal is to inspire and uplift the listener in a world that can be sometimes cruel and hard. It's all about the listener, otherwise what is the point of writing music? I'd like to one day see my music used in indie projects or even video games.

Musical Influences: 

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John Williams, James Horner, Jerry Goldsmith, Hans Zimmer, John Barry,

My love of music was ingrained in me at a young age. Both of my parents played guitar and would have regular jam sessions with other musical friends. My mother played piano so we had an old piano and organ that I would play around with as a kid. My Mothers side of the family lived and breathed music. During family get togethers my Grandpa would whip out his fiddle my Grandma her guitar, and they would play old tunes while the rest joined in with their voices and wide range of musical instruments. Music was a very large part of my childhood.

My love for classical music came about when my Grandpa Dave gave me a portable transistor radio. It was the coolest thing! It only received AM transmissions and the only station I listened to was the classical music station. At bedtime I would curl up with my little radio and listen to Mozart, Beethoven, Chopin and all the great composers as I drifted of to sleep. There was something magical listening to the beautiful music filter through the buzz of the AM radio static.

In grade school I took violin lessons, and piano lessons. I never followed through with them for one reason or another. In 6th grade I picked up the trumpet and marched along side my wife (she played the clarinet) in the Jr. Rose Parade with our school marching band, we took second place! It wasn't until a few years ago while humming the song we played that my wife and I realized we were in band together and that annoying marching band picture my wife kept urging me to get rid of had her in it too!

I gave up trumpet to play football (huge mistake) hind sight is 20/20. I stopped playing music unless I was messing around on my moms piano or guitar. While I was growing up there were so many great musical scores coming out of Hollywood. Star Wars, Jaws, Indiana Jones, are three of the main ones that really inspired me. John Williams who composed all three inspired me to love movie scores. In High School James Horner, Jerry Goldsmith, and Hans Zimmer would blast from my car stereo when BIG window shattering BASS was the in thing. I didn't care what was cool because I loved listening to that music. People probably were embarrassed to ride as passengers in my car, but I didn't care.

Later on in life, I took a few guitar lessons from my mom and father in-law. However something about the piano always held my interest. So naturally with today's technology with keyboards and computers I dove right into music using both. Currently I have forgotten how to read music, so I play by ear. I like to tell people I play by ear as I listen to my heart. I am excited to see where that takes me as technology increases, and as I learn how to actually play piano (in a technical sense of the word). I have always loved music and how it can break language barriers and evoke ones emotions no matter what language one speaks. Music is the universal language of the heart. My passion and motivation is to create music that moves me personally, that I can share with others. There is no better reward than hearing how the music I create makes others feel, you can't put a price on that.

Music

Albums

The Peacemaker (partial album)
Track TitleLengthContentFavoritesDownload
Countdown 3:33CleanAdd to PlaylistFree
The Last Journey 4:14CleanAdd to PlaylistFree
Complacency Disrupted 2:36CleanAdd to PlaylistFree
Fading Memories 2:22CleanAdd to PlaylistFree
Exodus 3:40CleanAdd to Playlist$0.99
Facing The Giants 4:49CleanAdd to PlaylistFree
Saying Goodbye 2:04CleanAdd to PlaylistFree
Infiltration 5:03CleanAdd to PlaylistFree
Dancing In The Rain 2:53CleanAdd to PlaylistFree
The Peacemaker 3:21CleanAdd to PlaylistFree

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Exodus
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Behind the Music
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Facing The Giants
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dear people. i want to thank the autor of this music i added to this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dw1_RgRF3P0&feature=share&list=UUJ5imO56c...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dw1_RgRF3P0&feature=share&list=UUJ5imO56c...
nice music of Jeremy David Hiebert's track: added to my video clip. thanks a lot!!

I just wanted to thank you all for your comments and support. All of you encourage me greatly!

Does anyone out there use Logic Pro 9? If so do you know of any good video tutorials to watch in order to learn it?

YES!

I had a hell day today, until I opened my inbox and read all of your encouraging comments about my music! Thank you all, you made my day!

Wrapping up a new song! I should have it uploaded soon.

Cool

Thank you very much!

Thanks!

Nice

IT motivtae one to more aspiring in life

Todd, super work! Could easily be Hollywood film scores.

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Thank u Todd for such beautiful piece of music!! :)

its good

Thank you!

Thank you!

That is great! I hope my music inspires and uplifts those who listen to it. Thank you for your comment.

Thank you for the kind words! They made my day!

Soothing

Thanks I will try!

Very bautiful sound...

My music is now available on last.fm check it out! http://www.last.fm/music/Todd+Harvey/Fighting+For+Love

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Beautiful, mysterious and powerful. i imagine a wild jungle. i love it!

Good sound for slow activities

perfect for my project

Thank you.

Thanks! It is pretty mellow, for lets say working out or getting pumped before a game. : )

Very cool!

great composition

thanks

nice music

I would be honored if you used it as long as I get my name in your credits. Also I'd love to see your documentary when it is finished.

Beautiful, mysterious and powerful. i imagine a wild jungle. i love it!

love it

i think this is nice...

This is excellent! Soft and soothing.

Thank you!

You are welcome!

Thank you!

I love that it sparks your imagination, thank you!

Thank you!

Thank you.

Thank you!

cool, keep it up.

i think that beat is crazy i would love 2 get on that beat cuz in my opinion i will body that joint

I'm happy you like it!

Do you mind if I use Fading Memories for my school documentary?

First rate...a masterful, captivating electronic drescendo.

Beautiful

Good work.

Thank you for your feed back, this makes my day!

Thank you.

Thank you very much!

nice...

tdftrgg

this beat is crazy i will body this track

Thank you very much for the comment and kind words, and apologies for the late answer (had trouble with the login for some time). I use mostly Samplitude, Audition (and sometimes FL Studio) with a combination of VSTi (Cakewalk Studio Instruments for some of the basses, strings and drums) and samples from a few libraries, usually modified to fit the idea. I love your music, very melodious and emotive, with a classical feel... Good continuation and best wishes for the end of the year! :-)

cool!

love it

It is very calming and peaceful.

gd job

this is really good tune, realy like it

Thank you very much.

Thank you for your compliments and information, I have been wanting to find a new synth to ad some more depth and creativity to my music. This will give me a few more options to look at. Also I apologize for my late reply as I haven't been on for awhile.

Thank you!

I am happy that you like it.

Thank you!

Thank you very much!

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