Building Momentum, Image, the Big Sound & Cohesion | The Holistic Songwriting Podcast 1

Building Momentum, Image, the Big Sound & Cohesion | The Holistic Songwriting Podcast 1

Questions: I've been looking into and planning on attending The Academy of Contemporary Music in Oklahoma City. What's your overall take on music schools? - Sean Gross (0:33) Why do all of the sounds of big name productions sound so big? I understand mixing/panning/effects, but I feel like they're all…continue reading →
3 Types Of Backing Vocals You Should Know

3 Types Of Backing Vocals You Should Know

"Here's how to add more vocals to your melody without distracting from it (Backing Vocals, Call & Response, Counterpoint)"

This email on backing vocals appeared in my inbox last week:Lets say I have a nice melody that I play on the piano.   How do I involve other instruments to embellish that melody, - either to replicate it an octave up, or produce some kind of counter-melody, or complimentary melody that would make my song more interesting? - thanks : ) IanSounds like a good topic to tackle in an article, so let’s talk adding secondary melodies. Or in other words: Let's talk Backing Vocals, Call & Response and Counterpoint.continue reading →
3 Major Ways In Which Songwriting Has Changed

3 Major Ways In Which Songwriting Has Changed

Growing up with my parents's favorite bands such as the Beatles and Simon & Garfunkel, I recently noticed 3 major changes in how songs are written now as opposed to 30+ years ago.Understanding these 3 major changes in the songwriting industry is important because the consequences are very present in which songs make it to the radio (thus, your audience) and which don't.…continue reading →