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


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 getting their sounds from some hidden vault out there that only they have access to. I’m mostly referring to electronic production, whether it be hip hop, EDM, or pop. – Jon Taylor (7:47)

I feel like my chorus melodies sound a lot like something I’d rather use in a verse, if that makes any sense. – Kate Nord (10:11)

One challenge that I face with my songwriting and that you’ve touched on a bit with your twenty one pilots video, is how do I go from different musical genres/styles while maintaining a sense of continuity, and not having a “grab bag” feel to my songs/albums? – Sean Clements (12:27)

As to my biggest challenge in songwriting, it probably is trying to determine wether a song I write sounds like one solid unit or if it sounds patchy and like it’s made up of different parts with little cohesion. – Lena (18:05)

What advice would you have for a young person who wants to make a living with their own production studio? I have set up a nice home studio with two powerful computers and some nice gear, and I’d like to learn as much as possible about how to maximize its effectiveness and profitability. What resources have helped you build momentum? – Craig Wippich (23:10)

Written by Friedemann Findeisen

Songwriting Coach & ComposerWith recommendations from industry heavyweights Erwin Steijlen (Pink, Shakira), Conrad Pope (John William's orchestrator), Jeff Rona (God of War III, Traffic) and Rene Merkelbach (Within Temptation), Friedemann started his songwriting/producing school Holistic Songwriting in November 2015.He has since written a book The Addiction Formula, a 7 Day Audio Program on songwriting and video courses on Hook/Melody-Writing and Drum-Writing.