Caner Derici - Music Works


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I have oddly diverse range of musical taste for listening. I'm a huge fan of progressive and heavy metal. My favorite bands include Dream Theater, Pain of Salvation, Ayreon, Judas Priest, Savatage, the usual classics.

However nowadays I most often listen to modern jazz, e.g. EST.

I like also the classic ballads, like Julie London, Barbra Streisand, Ella Fitzgerald etc.

I like almost all kinds of classical music, but I listen mostly to Vivaldi and Chopin.

On the other side, I began to grow interest on some contemporary projects such as Submotion Orchestra.

Playing, Composing

Playing is a whole another thing for sure, than listening. People usually want to play what they enjoy listening. I like to play progressive rock/metal and hard rock with the guitar.

I started to play piano very recently. I very much like to compose some experimental pieces of music with electronic samples of some other instruments like violin, flute etc.

But still, my main instrument is still the electric guitar. Here's a video that I cover the song titled 'Erotomania' by Dream Theater.

Here's a video of a small piece that I composed for my mother's birthday, it reflects her experiences throughout the 2014. By the time I composed this, I didn't have an external sound interface that I can plug my guitar in, so there's no guitar pieces.

Note that, objectively, it's full of cliches, mostly slow and boring, not to mention the classical waltz at the end (she loves waltz). But I cannot simply make some conteporary experimental fusion you know (not that I can do it anyway), her taste of music is mediocre enough to make us forget which of us folks was the modern one in the first place.

Now I'm compiling my real works (with guitars and everything) to a better place to be presented. I'll update here when they are ready.


Allow me to introduce my gear:

Ibanez RG1527 7-string Prestige electro-guitar

Roland Cube 60 Amp

Roland Quad-Capture Audio Interface

M-Audio Keystation 49e Midi Keyboard

Here are some pieces that sample what I do in general in terms of composing with guitar.





Let me finish (for now) with a cool photo of me (extremely rare) from a concert back in 2006. Note that I had long hair once.