Posted February 03, 2019 02:20:53 The blind piano musician is now using the internet to make his music.
Brett Brown, 43, says he has lost his sight but has found inspiration through video games.
“I just have a video game collection,” he said.
“When I started, I played it like any other video game, and then I moved onto other things, so I just kept playing and playing.”
Brown started playing the piano at age 11 and has since been playing for five years.
“It’s definitely helped me in my life,” he says.
“My eyes are bleeding, but I can still play and I can get some good notes.”
Brown says he plays a lot of online games and he uses his computer to study music.
“The games are so addictive, I just keep playing them and I’ve got this idea that I want to be able to be an instrument player and to play the piano,” he explained.
“And that’s what I’m going to do, so now I just want to see what happens.”
Brown’s son, David, a software engineer, is also a piano player and has found a new passion in the video game world.
“This is what I love most, video games,” David said.
David played video games at a very young age and he says the game industry has helped him develop a love for music.
David’s father, Brett, says his son has developed an interest in music and has recently started learning to play his instrument.
“He started playing piano at about 11 and it’s kind of taken off since then,” Brett said.
“His eyes are getting tired and he can’t get the music out of his head so I’m just going to keep playing it.”
But we also had a video-game collection and we’ve all played games together for the past four years, so it’s all good.
In the past five years, there have been more than 1,000 music videos uploaded to YouTube, more than half of which have been made by Australians.””
Music videos have really taken off, and we’re going to see a lot more of them,” Brett says.
In the past five years, there have been more than 1,000 music videos uploaded to YouTube, more than half of which have been made by Australians.
“YouTube is becoming more popular,” Brett explains.
David says he’s found music videos online and his father says he thinks that is a good thing.
“People are actually getting more interested in music, so that’s good for me,” he laughs.
“Because it’s fun to listen to music when you’re listening to music, rather than just watching a video.”
Topics:music,music-industry,people,people-and-groups,education,education-facilities,health,education—other-public,educationalstoday-2107,vic,australiaFirst posted February 03 and updated February 04, 2019 23:24:53Contact Karen AhernMore stories from Victoria