An album I've been sitting on for 2 years is officially in the pipeline... A Weezer inspired banger will be released as a single on the streamers on Dec 5th but will be available tomorrow on bandcamp at https://negativeplayers.bandcamp.com/album/im-a-creep-not-a-monster
What is the better song title? Song in question is https://soundcloud.com/negativeplayer/under-the-shadow-of-a-poisoned-tree #songwriting #newmusic #helpmeifyoucan
From shouting at the devil, to being soundly trampled by grunge, glam/hair/sleaze, metal was easy enough to appreciate, even at its worst. Simple but fiery rock 'n' roll songs, with big, dumb choruses, showy guitar solos and enough hairspray to choke an elephant may have gone out of fashion as the '...
🎙️ ✨ A new episode has been published on @ITSPmagazine
Show: Audio Signals With @Marcociappelli
Episode: Words and Music: Songwriting Inspirations and the Importance of Keeping an Open Mind as a Musician
Guest: Drew Ryder Smith
Podcast format: Video & Audio
#TunesOnTuesday revisits Billy Strayhorn's "Isfahan" to mark his Nov. 29 birthday. My 2021 post was solo, this is a virtual duet with Joel Bennett, adding a piano track to his fine solo performance for the Facebook group Jam of the Week. https://ohljazz.com/2023/11/28/tunes-on-tuesday-isfahan-2/
#songblog #jazzblog #musicblog #jazz #jazzmusic #songwriter #songwriting #composer #lyrics #piano #jazzpiano #music #musician #instamusic #performance #billystrayhorn #isfahan
Perhaps as you're browsing online for gifts, you could put my music on in the background. 🎄🎅🙂❤️🎶
It would be very nice.
And, my other project on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9b3Smx5h4iA
This is my everyday foot-controlled guitar effects chain. Not pictured is my Boss GT-1000 Core, which currently comes last, but ideally I'd have that just before the DD-5.
I've had the DD-5 for 20+ years, and have used it in virtually every performance and recording I've ever done since. Ted Nugent's "Stranglehold" was my gateway to learning how delay could elevate my sound.
The looper has been my best creative tool, hands-down. Most days, I sit and just play and write whole improvised harmonies, melodies, and beats with it. When all the memory banks are full, I record them all to long-term storage, then wipe all the banks. I've been doing this for such a long time, I'm sitting on an anthology of vignettes.
#Roland / #Boss have really inspiring and high quality product demo videos. Here's one I came across today. If this doesn't make you want to pick up your instrument, what will? https://youtu.be/V7yrXEKPQb4
I'll get started on tracking and arranging next, though I'll be travelling for a lot of December so it will take a bit to produce and finish. #musicproduction
Meanwhile he's my slightly tweaked master of Throw It Away from this week. Very happy with the polish on this mix and master so far. I'm getting better. https://soundcloud.com/user-457303967-935193891/throw-it-away-master-01?si=939eb7ad51ad483cadf4061f77b95deb&utm_source=clipboard&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=social_sharing
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A new song called "Mickey Was A Butcher" is available today.
It's about a butcher and his lambs and is a rollicking good time.
If you're around the Goldfields of Western Australia tonight, come down to Coolgardie Train Station where I'll be playing some tunes.
Have a lovely day!
I cleaned up the mix a little for Throw It Away. The low end had some buildup especially on some platforms like car radio. This version is cleaner & a little fuller in the distribution from mid to side channels.
It’s also just a beautiful fucking song & piece of #songwriting by Abbey Lincoln. I’m getting closer to the final master. Comments & feedback more than welcome! How does it come through on your device? #guitar #MusicProduction #blues #jazz #pop #folk https://on.soundcloud.com/moJXv11AMQ833mZYA
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The beginnings of a song based on my empathy for those that hoard and their reasons.
Bring it all around me to
Let it all surround me to
Bring it all around me to
Let it all surround me to
Bring it all around me to
Let it all surround me to
Take it all away, just not today.
Give it all away, some other day.
#TunesOnTuesday marks (American) #Thanksgiving with my song for the season "Thanksgiving With Uncle Rob." Thinking of all those who are not able to celebrate with family and friends now. #musicblog #jazz #jazzmusic #songwriter #songwriting #composer #lyrics #piano #jazzpiano #music #musician #holidaymusic http://ohljazz.com/2023/11/21/tunes-on-tuesday-thanksgiving-with-uncle-rob-2023/
I've read a pros & cons article comparing all three, but thought I'd ask you good people also!
Myself and my pal @sivemusic feature on this episode of the Souls in Harmony #Podcast.
It's a lighthearted 45-min listen taking in #Creativity, #Inspiration, #Songwriting, #CommunityMusic and more.
Host Aaron TBone Murphy is an excellent guide, and has kindly included links to all of the references made during the conversation.
It was a really fun experience!
#Musodon #FediMusicians #MusiciansOfMastodon #ArtsandHealth #SelfCare #WritingCommunity
I don't know who needs to hear this tonight, but sometimes life deals you a hand, and you are not at the critical events of your generation.
But then you may respond with your own magic, and it becomes the soundtrack of history.
#NowPlaying - phil ochs' topical #folk #songwriting demos for broadside, 1962-1964, released in 1980. along with the usual anti-racism & pro-unionism, oddities include a commercial for proto-cable ("talkin' pay tv") & a song for christine keeler (spotted canoodling with b. kreutzmann on the dead's europe '72 tour), but once again most charmed by the space race ballad, "spaceman." less into the winking cover of the #beatles' "i should have known better" with (recent deadcast guest) eric andersen.
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#NowPlaying - back working on a pile of pete seeger & folkways LPs courtesy @4CPcomics & his late father. topical songs, 1958, just after seeger's weavers liberation. white-bread af but a hearty supply of earnest anti-racism, woody guthrie, unions, talkin' blues about atomic energy, etc.. charmed by lee hays & earl robinson's "martian love song" & malvina reynolds' "battle of maxton field," on north carolina lumbee wreaking havoc on a klan rally. https://folkways.si.edu/pete-seeger/gazette-vol-1/american-folk/music/album/smithsonian #folk #songwriting
Some fun findings in my poll on song titles. I'm in the "Fuck yeah" group for sure. As in, that's what I voted in my own poll.
I think for me, as a musician who mostly creates instrumental works, long song titles also give the chance to convey some kind of message behind what the intent was of the thing I am creating.
Plus, it's a chance to have a silly fun time and I can't pass that up.
#TunesOnTuesday shares Naomi Shemer's "Lu Yehi | לו יהי" from 1973. What started as an adaptation of the Beatles' "Let It Be" became a timeless expression of hope and humanity in dark times. http://ohljazz.com/2023/11/14/tunes-on-tuesday-lu-yehi-%d7%9c%d7%95-%d7%99%d7%94%d7%99-let-it-be/ #songblog #jazzblog #musicblog #jazz #jazzmusic #songwriter #songwriting #composer #lyrics #piano #solopiano #music #musician #instamusic #luyehi #naomishemer
Yeah other artists are cool but do they release #Transformers Gen-1 style TECH CARDS to go with their songs?! (Yo dawg I heard you liked the 1980s... 🤣 )
That's right, now you can see my song's specs at a glance, and you don't even need the red plastic decoder thingy!
Check it out below. The song in question is my new track "Highway 101"
5 Reasons You Should Finish That Song... Even If You Don't Want To - Ask.Audio https://ask.audio/articles/5-reasons-you-should-finish-that-song-even-if-you-dont-want-to #songwriting
Which came first? The chords or the lyrics?
Unser #Album ist draußen
Mehr oder weniger 8 Jahre #Songwriting, Sessions, Outtakes. 10 Monate #Recording, Mixing, Mastering. Alles selbstgemacht, kein Label, No-Budget, alles #DIY. Dazu 3 #Musikvideos und Cover-Artworks von der wundervollen Karla Eden.
Dabei rausgekommen ist eine ziemlich leckere Dönerbox. 16 Tracks. Ungefähr ne Stunde Heinrich #Musik. Unzählige Genres. Richtig viele Wörter.
Jetzt auf allen Streaming-Plattformen die es gibt.
Looking for a guitar teacher in #Albuquerque? I'm running a special for new students through the end of Autumn --- five lessons for just $100!
I also teach much more than guitar; so if you're interested in making music, but you're unsure how to get to that next level, let's talk!
It's #WIPWednesday & I'm sharing the opening #lyrics of a song I'm currently working on.
I'm co-writing it with my son Leon who is a #jazz guitarist, & it will be in the style of an old #JazzStandard, with some added spice! 🙂
It could be called a Christmas song, but actually it's more of a New Year song, & will partner one we co-wrote & released a few years ago called Persevere (Another Year).
I hope to release them as bundle on the last #BandcampFriday of 2023.
#Musodon #SongWriting #Music
Joni Mitchell feiert heute ihren 80. Geburtstag, und eines der besten Dinge, die in diesem shitty Jahr 2023 passiert sind, ist, dass sie wieder ein Konzert geben konnte, auf dem Newport Festival. Ich verehre sie sehr, auch weil sie so offen genial ist. Eines meiner liebsten Lieder von ihr ist "Free Man in Paris". Vor einigen Jahren habe ich dazu einen Blog für die FAZ Popanthologie geschrieben. Ihr könnt ihn hier lesen:
#JoniMitchell #Pop #Musik #Folk #Songwriting #lyrics
I am incorporating synths into my music and….. it is not going well.Does anyone know of any videos or something explaining which sounds are often used in certain contexts (eg metal) and how to design them? Any tips appreciated.
Here's a two-minute sampler of my #album "Here Be Dragons." 🐉
11 tracks of #synthpop and #80s #rock and a bunch of other things. 9 different lead singers, all kinds of surprises and old school songwriting like bridges, solos, and changeups, and just for fun it ends with a 10-minute prog pop epic folk tale! 🤘
The sampler barely scratches the surface, so check out the full album at:
Du nouveau sur ce morceau!
J'ai enregistré une première mouture instrumentale pour poser la structure et le groove. je pense qu'on est bien : 4 couplets chantés, un solo de guitare, un autre de saxo *in fine*, puis un final en chœur. :) (bon il faut imaginer pour l'instant)
Update: well my above toot (where I posted work in progress and told the people of #Musodon that I would try to #record and release the song by the next #BandCampFriday) seems to have worked!
We are doing the thing...and we just might make it in time!
Hey everyone, I'm BACK with new music coming next week.
"Highway 101" is all about "I gotta get out of here!" without the pesky "where am I going?"
It's a pretty classic Nagoon weird #synthpop with vocals track (this one I sing myself).
Please follow and share and all that jazz. Full track on Bandcamp next week!
Spotify users can presave here: https://show.co/Cpm0np7
I did another song! It's a #BaldursGate3 song, specifically for Faerun's favourite frog-elf-warrior redemption arc. It's entitled 'Devotion', and is accompanied by clips from my own playthrough (where my tiny gnome divination wizard was in a romance with Lae'zel).
Whether or not you've played BG3 I hope you enjoy it:
Thoughts and boosts and comments all very welcome (and likes on the YT video, because algorithm, eccch).
*Work in Progress*
A rough voice-memo of Can't Catch Polly, a new song that
I plan to record & release on the next #BandCampFriday.
I'm telling you good people of #Musodon in the hope that I follow through! 🙂
It's a stark, #indie take on the blues, (violin parts planned) inspired in part by seeing PJ Harvey live & being as intrigued by her movements as I was by her voice! Bum notes, mistakes & throat clearing all present here! 😬
I'm re-listening to the latest Noel Gallagher album as part of an unrelated obsession/investigation and, man, this is a *great* bunch of songs. Dare I say he's a better songwriter now than he was in the glory days of Oasis? #noelgallagher #oasis #songwriting
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Hey, can any #audio folks recommend a simple, reasonably privacy-respecting multi-track recorder app for #Android?
I don't need a full-on #DAW, and in fact, that would probably be too cumbersome. I just want something that I can quickly and easily test out harmonies or write different instrument parts and test them against each other when I'm writing by myself away from my PC.
#Music #Musician #SongWriter #SongWriting #AudioProduction #MusicProduction #Recording #Singer
Nothing new this #BandcampFriday, but here's a little collection of past stuff to browse if you're interested!
If you'd like something gentle and encouraging, I'd suggest "Love to the younger me" or "Weather".
The most recent is "All of us": reflections on humans' place in the living world.
I'm in the middle of recording another new one, as first played at the Green Fest the other week!
The most cathartic thing for me right now is going through my songs and replacing the drum machine with my own live drumming.
Or at least LEARNING the drum parts I programmed so I can be competent enough to record them live.
Either way, I'm immensely happy sitting behind the kit and adding that energy to my music.
Also, a proper logo is coming for Hurricane Blonde. And a proper website. Stay tuned!
I've also added one more #demo recording here. This #song, called Sagittarius Star A, is both a deeply personal conversation with a dead man and a reversal/re-imagining of Patti Smith's Birdland. The lyrics works as a Bush era protest song a la Herbert's album Scales (pretzels, anyone?).
Not to compare myself to either Herbert or Patti Smith. Inspirations are aspirational. This recording is just me and my #guitar being confessional as a college kid, a long time ago.
From Peter Gabriel to Edie Carey, I’ve been influenced by other musicians
#influence #inspiration #songwriting
robert hunter died 4 years ago today. this week's #gratefuldead-cast features unheard & surprisingly/wonderfully open 1977-1978 interviews (by @dgans) getting incredibly deep into his lyric writing & #songwriting. https://heads.social/@bourgwick/111103683848472877
Submitted 2 tracks to music supervisors this week. Not expecting much but it’s fun writing for briefs.
Also got tons of personal projects I’m working on. Just wish I had the time:
* 7 Bells (ambient electro)
* City of Shadows (synthwave / goth)
* A Scream in the Fog (prog rock/metal/goth)
* Train to Nowhere (hard rock)
* Curse of the Sea Witch (hard rock)
* What’s Going On? (Santana style rock)
* Ghost of Kyiv (hard rock/metal)
* Lost in the Game (hard rock)
I wrote a sweet, sad, pretty, ultimately hopeful ballad for anyone who has ever gone through, or is going through, a tough breakup.
Please check out Not Mine Anymore as my pre-release demo and let me know if you like it. If you do, please share it and that will encourage me to write more songs.
“A Black Sabbath audience was not our audience… but we knew how to sell it. We were never being serious musos – it was always, ‘We’ll entertain you, so you’ll enjoy it!’” The first two years of Gentle Giant
From hating their name to challenging 15,000 people to a fight, the Shulman brothers’ battle for success left them badly bruised after four albums
Below are 10 #BandCamp download codes for my most recent release, an #EP called Not the Sea.
I'll be #writing new material soon and find this to be a great way to move on from these #songs.
#Songwriting #Folk #Jazz #IrishMusic #WomenInMusic
I'm a 47-year-old musician who's been playing guitar and writing songs since I was 16.
I just got my first amplifier. Yes, I am a walking contradiction. But that doesn't diminish my OVERWHELMING excitement right now!
The backstory: I didn't actually start recording any of my songs until about 8 years ago, and my solution for that was simply to play through a DAW and use software effects.
I had no idea what I was missing.
Je me lance officiellement dans ce projet!
J'ai 5 (ou 6) morceaux en tête pour en faire un album *concept*. Cette année (scolaire) je vais m'atteler à en faire une réalité :)
Pour ce projet là, je vais accepter ma déformation pro et faire ça en *agilité* en livrant une version minimale de tout l'album d'abord.
J'ai déjà fait ça dans le passé, en 2017 et 2019, et c'est documenté là https://album.flo.by/
I wrote a new song! This one's based on and inspired by @vicorva's Tombtown novels, which are excellent and well worth reading (the cover art is used on the video by V's kind permission).
The piece is called A Song Of Books And Bone, and I tried to capture the themes of the books - tales of necromancy and adventure but also about what home means and finding family and identity and community through differences. Hope you like it!
CONTENT WARNING: This song deals with homophobia, abuse, and death. 🙏❤️🏳🌈
CONTENT WARNING: This song deals with homophobia, abuse, and death. 🙏❤️🏳🌈
10 metal riffs that look easy but are incredibly difficult to play
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Here is the third #song from the #SuzeeScienceSinger #H2O workshop, teaching basic #science concepts to younger kids. As I sing this song we are either outside making a rainbow by spraying water with a hose (weather permitting), or we are inside using a prism.
My band is trying to get another EP out this year and I’ve got two songs in progress. One is a killer chorus with no verses yet, and the other is three kickass verses with no chorus. Problem is, the chorus is a happy bubbly love song and the verses are melancholic childhood nostalgia.
So if I can’t think of any way to finish the two, I get the fun of re-writing to mash the two together 😬
I used to work with this cool lady and she would always take an interest in my songwriting. Every Monday, she’d ask how the weekend jam sessions went and if I’d recorded anything new. The weird thing was, anytime I had something uploaded for her to listen to, she’d listen to it through, and then tell me that it’s “not her kind of music” which is fair enough, but it always bemused me that she would take such an interest if she didn’t like what I was making.
One day, I decided to write her a song that she’d enjoy.
Spotify and Apple Music were playing at work all the time, so I knew what sort of songs she was into. Classic Rock. Australian Pub Rock in particular. She was a single mum in her 50’s, a strong, hard woman, an Aussie battler.
I wrote Proud Woman in a weekend, and recorded it at home on borrowed equipment. A mate I regularly jammed with did the vocals for me and when it was done, I uploaded it to my SoundCloud and gave her the link when I got to work.
She liked it.
The experience taught me the value of an audience of one. Even though the recording is rough, the focus on writing a song for one person with the aim that they - that person in particular - enjoys it, I think gave me a different perspective than when I was either writing purely for my own enjoyment, or simply going with some random song idea.
I’d love for you to listen to it.
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