Tag Archives: Record Production

Bringing Your “A” Game to Collaborations

There is an unconscionably cruel joke which asks, “Was Ringo Starr the best drummer in the world?” to which the riposte is, “The world?  He wasn’t even the best drummer in the Beatles!” For those that aren’t aware, it’s a … Continue reading

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How to Produce Music

Tony Visconti is the producers’ producer.  If you have heard any popular music at all, in the last four or five decades, then the chances are high that you’ve heard his work.  It was fascinating, then, to see him post … Continue reading

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Where Did That Sound Come From?

I find it interesting to try to get inside the sound of some new (or even old) record or other and try to forensically guess where the influences or ideas that I am listening to came from.  I can never … Continue reading

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50 Things That Are Right about Me

Indulge me.  I was inspired to try this out, based on a great blog by a great life coach that I read this morning.  Here’s a link to that inspiring post: http://musingalong.wordpress.com/2011/08/13/there-is-nothing-wrong-with-you-nothing-isnt-that-a-relief/ This is my experiment, but I’m doing it … Continue reading

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Another Take

OK, so I’ve told you how I think you shouldn’t write a song, but having been critical, it’s now time to put up an alternative way of going about the task and being a bit more constructive.  Instead of the … Continue reading

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Why the Beatles Broke Up

OK, I’ll come clean from the outset.  This post is all pure speculation on my part.  I don’t know anybody that I am speaking about in this article, or even any first hand eye witnesses.  All of the speculation is … Continue reading

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15 Records That Changed the Way I Make Music

If we make music, I believe we’re all a product of our influences.  I’ve loved music ever since I was very small and over the decades, I have listened to a lot of music.  I had hundreds of albums, when … Continue reading

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