Looking back over twenty years to my first songwriting efforts, I remember my creative process as so personal and fragile that I was dead certain I would never open it up to another songwriter. This would have seemed like co-painting or more like co-dating…just not going to happen. However, two things DID happen. One, I [...]
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Who’s the Expert? You’re a songwriter. It’s what you do. It’s what you’ve trained yourself to do through countless hours of study, practice and effort. Your songs are yours and no one can write them for you. In other words, you’ve become an expert at writing your songs. That’s how it should be. However, if [...]
Do you want to get your new album into the hands of potentially new fans? Seth Godin writes: “What if your new rock group appeals to fans of the B52s? Or if your new book is just perfect for people who like Brad Meltzer? If you have a CD or a book or an idea [...]
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One of the single most important elements in a great-sounding, professional recording is the performance of the session musicians. There is a reason that the job of the session musician exists.
Songpull.com announces improvements to site, including the creation of six new top-ten charts and the options to comment and vote on videos. Songpull.com, the premier online songwriter’s community, announced recently several key new features designed to encourage interactivity on the site including new voting and notification options. Posted videos, and their ability to let intimate [...]
We are adapting this theory to the Musical realm in a practical way so that we (the artists) can more effectively write music and in turn have the audience recognize, understand, and appreciate our music much more.
As I have mentioned before, I love using Moleskine notebooks for my songwriting. It is a great tool for capturing lyrics and is somewhat inspirational – what with the legendary story behind the notebooks. The other day when I was at Barnes & Noble I noticed a new Moleskine product called Moleskine “cahiers”. They are [...]
I was reading the latest issue (March 2007) of Electronic Musician and the last person I expected to read about – in an electronic magazine – was acoustic singer-songwriter Ari Hest. In 2005, Ari released his first major-label album on Columbia Records. It was a great album – one that I personally own. From my [...]
MikeB of GarageSpin pointed me in the direction of Kompoz, where he accurately describes it as “Apple’s GarageBand audio recording software meets MySpace Band pages, where the social network revolves around song projects.” How It Works Anyone can start the foundations of a song, which includes BPM, copyright, etc. After that people can add drums, [...]