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Gary has played at over 100 different concert halls, arenas, festivals and night clubs throughout California.

Gary is not only a professional technical writer and graphic designer, he is an accomplished musician, songwriter and guitar teacher. When he's not busy writing a technical document of some type, Gary creates and produces original music, background music, ambient sounds and sound effects for film, TV, radio and Web.

From creative development to audio engineering and recording, covering guitar, bass and vocals, from mix to mastering, Gary combines a variety of skills to deliver professional, creative and cost-effective media solutions (sound, music and/or video) for any occasion or presentation.

Click any of the links below to hear some of Gary's music and audio tracks. Most of the files here were encoded in the MP3 audio format. However, Gary's guitar and bass loops (also below) are posted as .WAV files for the highest quality. All tracks have been tested and (should) play properly with most browsers and media players, but you never know.... Enjoy.


As Soon as She Says So - Gary P. Swope

(3:45)

Produced, engineered and performed by Gary P. Swope.
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Born to Break Rules - Gary P. Swope

(5:35)

Produced, engineered and performed by Gary P. Swope.
© 2019 GPS Productions, all rights reserved.


Feeling the Jazz - Gary P. Swope

(5:00)

Produced, engineered and performed by Gary P. Swope.
© 2019 GPS Productions, all rights reserved.


If You're Livin' - Gary P. Swope

(4:54)

Gary_P._Swope_-_If_Youre_Livin.mp3

Produced, engineered and performed by Gary P. Swope.
© 2019 GPS Productions, all rights reserved.


Shedding My Troubles - Gary P. Swope

(4:33)

Gary_P._Swope_-_Shedding_My_Troubles.mp3

Produced, engineered and performed by Gary P. Swope.
© 2019 GPS Productions, all rights reserved.


Adagio in Gm for Guitar - Gary P. Swope

(4:49)

Gary_P_Swope_-_Adagio_for_Guitar_in_Gm.mp3

Produced, engineered and performed by Gary P. Swope.
© 2019 GPS Productions, all rights reserved.


All I Need from You - Gary P. Swope

(5:27)

Gary_P_Swope_-_All_I_Need_From_You.mp3

Produced, engineered and performed by Gary P. Swope.
© 2019 GPS Productions, all rights reserved.

Music Experience

Gary became involved in music at an early age. In elementary school, Gary studied trumpet. By sixth grade, he had earned a spot in the Palo Alto All-City Band (a touring symphonic group of 11-12 year olds). Gary was actually pretty good on trumpet (First Trumpet, Second Chair). But due to a plethora of trumpet players at the time, Gary switched horns and would slowly lose interest in the school band. At 13, he contemplated quitting the music business and becoming a baseball catcher.

But then one day he got to touch a real electric guitar and his whole life changed. No more horns, Gary quit band class at 13, and committed to a life of guitar.

He went on to play guitar in the Palo Alto High School Jazz Band, and then later in the University of California at Riverside Jazz Ensemble, the De Anza College Jazz Band and the San Jose State University Jazz Ensemble. He has played in numerous musical groups, bands and theater productions.

Gary has had the opportunity to gig at over 100 different bars, night clubs and venues throughout California. Some would even say he has paid his dues. Gary put in the work to become fluent in Rock, Blues, Funk, Jazz, Big Band, Swing, Gospel, Bossa Nova, Baroque and Classical. Gary enjoys many diverse musical styles.

Gary has produced and recorded original music used in TV, radio, film and web ads. One of his songs (Hoodlum Town) was recently featured in a McDonald's TV commercial (2017-2018 - "Drink Run" advertising campaign).

Gary is a founding member and plays lead guitar in "Soul Intention" (an 8-piece old-school funk, dance band based out of San Jose, CA). Occasionally, Gary records under the name "Low G Sharp," a band that plays modern-classic rock.

Teaching Music

Gary has taught guitar and bass privately in the San Jose and Santa Cruz areas since 2001. Gary can teach anyone, no matter how young or old, how to play guitar. There is no one he can't teach.

Instrument Proficiency

Gary plays lead and rhythm electric guitar, nylon string classical acoustic guitar, 6 and 12-string steel acoustic guitars, electric bass guitar, ukulele, banjo, trumpet, piano, keyboards, lead and backing vocals.

He has been performing, arranging and recording since 1987.

Skills and Qualifications

Audio, Sound and Multimedia - Gary Can:


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