Category Archives: Music Production & Business

All aspects of making music: composition, production, acoustics, micing, tracking, sequencing, mixing, lessons-learned, etc.

Your production quality is inversely proportional to the distance between your butt and the chair

I started working on my next (second) song Whole Lotta Trouble yesterday. Keep in mind, all songs I work on already have a finished lyric and music, it’s a question of producing them. And I’m backlogged! So, inspired by the … Continue reading

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Shaunna Hall – Summer of Love & My hometown Coimbra, Portugal

Wow, It’s been half a century since the Summer of Love.  As luck would have it (as usual?), I was there to celebrate it earlier this summer with my friend Suzanne who I hadn’t seen in 20 years and my … Continue reading

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80/20 “rule” for Finishing and Releasing my Songs

Whoa, what is going on with failing to finish and releasing my songs?! I was just reading an article from SageAudio – where “The Pareto Principle in reference to mixing says that 80% of results come relatively fast, while the … Continue reading

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A worthwhile article about becoming successful in the music business

http://markhornsby.com/

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Can You Tell a Person by What Sequencer She Owns?

Happy New Year All! I just ran into a colleague at my daytime job who is a very important go-getter department manager and a great musician and songwriter. Now that he is such a big shot and very busy we … Continue reading

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Serendipitiouse Mistakes

I was trying out different keys for one of my songs last to see where the voice sounds better; in the C, regular tuning on the guitar, the melody comes across straining in the higher notes (it does go up … Continue reading

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Mess with it long enough…

So I AM finally putting my websites together and that means a lot of details about the 1and1 servers, how directories work, etc. Lesson quickly learned: if actually mess with this stuff long enough and you don’t really need to … Continue reading

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music production?

“Music Production” has certain factory, mass production overtones. Words have overtones; a single word is like the fundamental note, but it resonates in different individuals, triggering other words and images–sometimes unleashing resonant peaks. Music production, musicianship, the thing is, you … Continue reading

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I am still here!

Going through an organization, phase consolidating files, eliminating computer noise, etc. It’s the only way I can move forward. Last night I was listening to a CD I made for my kids, Take Two, and it really ain’t bad. The … Continue reading

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Bass guitar

For your years I’ve been wanting to get a bass guitar. There’s something about the feel of an instrument in your hands that elicits a certain response, much unlike playing bass lines on the keyboard or on the guitar. The … Continue reading

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