Who is Going to Sing it?

Who is Going to Sing it?

When you are writing a song, you need to answer this question –   Who is going to sing it? Answering this will effect many of the other decisions that follow. Many of my songs start on the guitar as a riff. And though I can comfortably play guitar in any key, my voice...
How to Make Your Song’s Chorus Pop

How to Make Your Song’s Chorus Pop

I read a few home recording blogs and this past week some techniques came up where the engineer actually wrote automations to increase the high frequency EQ during the chorus of a song. The purpose was to give the song more energy – make the song’s chorus POP....
Leave them Wanting More……

Leave them Wanting More……

The First Rule of Public Performance.     Early in my teaching career, we used to bring all of a particular kind of group together for a singular concert. All the bands would play or all the choruses or Both! As my program grew and these concerts started pushing 1 ½...
The Most Important Element of a Song

The Most Important Element of a Song

The most important element of a song……..   The melody, the words, the beat? Maybe the dynamics, tempo, or the chord progression? How about the vibe, the mix, the production, the master? We seem to have all the right things – good gear (maybe pro gear), your band has a...