My name is Peter Mitchell and I love music. I’m one of those that has over 3000 songs saved in Spotify and I’m amazed how familiar my songs are to me. Music is now a part of me and it’s something I always want to find more time for.
I started SoundAdventurer in 2019, and since then I’ve continued my music journey–learning the depth of instruments I had overlooked and understanding music just a bit more every day.
For the year of 2020, I set a goal to practice a different instrument every day–I’m documenting the journey and the things I’m learning on my YouTube Channel here.
In junior high, my mother encouraged me to enroll in band, and she asked me what instrument I wanted to play. Because I didn’t know the first thing about band, I said: “Trombone.”
My mother came back some time later with a trumpet. “Is this what you wanted?”
Fortunately I didn’t really mind, only 3 buttons to push means it can’t be that hard, right?
Throughout all of junior and high school I was in band, and was in the high school jazz band for all 4 years. I discovered I had a passion for music.
Throughout this time I branched out and learned I love percussion as well and I somehow managed to get bongo drums and an old 70s drumset.
These were fun times, and I had a lot more time to practice than I do now. Throughout my youth I learned to love music and I decided then subconsciously that I wanted music to be a part of my life, forever.
After High School, I found a guitar and have been tinkering ever since.
Along with several random other instruments that me and my wife have accumulated over the years, we are capable of making some noise!
When I was 14 years old, (almost 20 years ago! … eep!) I also learned about electronic sequencing and learned to use Modplug Tracker, now called OpenMPT. Composing is the real deal. After a few years I moved to FL Studio. Throughout this time till now I’ve made a couple dozen songs and some of them are available on Soundcloud.com.
I definitely am still a neophyte in many ways and I understand that it’s going to take hundreds of songs before I make something I’m truly proud of. In any case, it’s always been fun for me and I’ve learned quite a bit about how to maneuver the software (called a DAW, or Digital Audio Workstation) for making music.
Even though I’ve played music for a long time, there have only been brief portions of my life where I sought to really improve on an instrument. I hope from this website that I’ll get a chance to focus on learning about music and getting to practice and experiment with our instruments and learn to make better music.
I’m not a musician by trade, just by hobby. I’m an Android programmer living in Texas. You can check out my Linkedin profile here.