SkullToast, Song

Gethsemane 2021

Johann’s Notes This song is a cover of the song, “Gethsemane,” by Melanie Hoffman (sheet music). This song is also a 2021 update of a cover I had already made on the song 5 years ago. When I made my 2016 cover, I used no metronome, no auto tuning software, no music sheet, and no […]

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Mark, Song, Tom

Killing Time in CA

Readers here will be familiar with my brother Mark, who was my teenage songwriting partner and band-mate in Claudia Doesn’t Like It. I am excited to announce that Mark has joined this site and will be posting his music here. To celebrate we are sharing Chronocide in California, the first collaboration album by Mark and […]

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Alan, Song

Sneak Preview: Going Viral, The Beach is Closed

I am currently working on a musical collaboration with my cousin Tom, but I have gotten some requests to share a couple of these tracks more widely while we still work on the others. The project is a collection of songs about the pandemic. “Going Viral” is the first recording to really showcase my new […]

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Alan, Song

Hymn Lyric Submissions

Last month I submitted lyrics for four songs to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, for consideration for the new hymn book and children’s songbook which are currently being compiled. This is a once-a-generation effort, as the last time this happened was when I was a little kid. My submissions were all additional […]

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Alan, Song

Silent Night

We recorded Silent Night this year. My kids did the instrumental tracks: piano, guitar, and bass. I did the vocals with one of my sons and a daughter. (Download mp3)

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Alan, Song

More Tablature

After my recent post about authoring guitar tablature on Linux, my son asked me for the tablature for a few other songs because he is taking a guitar class this semester in school. Here are the scores, all authored with MuseScore: Something Wrong Standing_On_High Healing_Heart I also added a link to them on the Lost […]

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