Write Songs Even If No One Is Listening

Write Songs Even If No One Is Listening

I was picking up my daughter at a comic book drawing club and over heard an older boy acclaim “wow, that’s really good! I could never draw like that.” And it struck me how many times I have heard that mantra repeated by countless others, including myself, when we are...
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...