What are all those Instruments?

I received an email recently from a reader of my fermenting book who had noticed musical instruments in the background of one of my photos.

No, I’m not a musical instrument store, though it may look that way! I enjoy composing and playing music and have played various instruments since my father started teaching me when I was nine. Over time, when I haven’t been too busy with other things, I’ve augmented those skills.

I’m by no means a pro, but when a guy doesn’t enjoy TV very much and his mini farm only requires an hour a day, he needs something to do when he isn’t writing books — a hobby.

Here is a small composition I did recently while experimenting with separating instruments in a recording:

Bluestar, by Brett Markham

For folks interested in the nitty gritty details, everything was done on a Linux distribution called Ubuntu Studio.