J. Smith, composing for nigh onto forty-five years as of now, following several skirmishes with stringed instruments, most notably the multi-registered Autoharps, and, ever so briefly, the guitar, finally opted for the keyboard.
After eight years of self-training, via the John Thompson Series and Hannon's "Sixty Exercises for the Serious Musician", that being a class in itself, and, while still composing, he promised himself a KORG 01W Pro/x, his self-proclaimed weapon-of-choice.
Mr. Smith presents himself as a "Symphony of 1," and is keenly hopeful that his audience will embrace these new concepts in music. He asks of the audience and first-time listeners to give full-vent to their imagination as they immerse themselves in that which he terms, "a reasonable facsimile of his highly compressed symphonic instrumentals," and "Songs & Symphonettes" Vols. I and II.
NB: "Symphonettes," in addition to being symphonic instrumentals, are actually musical stories, and each symphonette/story must be explained to the audience preceding its' musical execution. Once this is done, the listener, in "Dreame Sequence," for instance, should "feel the ocean-salt-spray" itself, or, when listening to "From Chick-Chickee Boom to Seem Salla Beem," cringe in terror from the story's "Evil Genii," and also smell the forest in "A Walk Thru the Woods."