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Songwriting Theory: Beginning and Ending of the Line

Beginning and Ending of the Line A very effective way to add contrast between the verse and chorus of a song is to vary where the lyric line begins or ends. This is something that we all do all the time without realizing it.  Part of what I think is a huge value add to … Continue reading Songwriting Theory: Beginning and Ending of the Line

Art Davis Studios Official Simmer Dim Waltz EP Release Date Set

RELEASE DATE: March 27, 2018 Art Davis Studios has set the official release date of the new Art Davis EP, Simmer Dim Waltz featuring five new original songs and instrumentals for MARCH 27, 2018. EP will be available on Amazon, iTunes, Apple Music, Google Play, YouTube Music, Microsoft Groove, Spotify, Pandora, and several other music … Continue reading Art Davis Studios Official Simmer Dim Waltz EP Release Date Set

Knowing Your Headphones and Monitors Is More Important Than Room Treatment

If you know me you've heard this before. It's not your gear it's your ears. Or more importantly it is your ability to creatively listen, understand, and INTERPRET what you are hearing. First let's get out of the way the fact that I am NOT saying room treatment is worthless, or that you shouldn't do … Continue reading Knowing Your Headphones and Monitors Is More Important Than Room Treatment

Two Books of Inspiration

These are two books that I'm going to re-read. They are both fantastic books and always inspire me to write and create. Andrea Stolpe's Popular Lyric Writing, 10 Steps to Effective Storytelling is an amazing read. I highly recommend it to any songwriter no matter your experience level. Great info on how to use objective/destination … Continue reading Two Books of Inspiration

Approach Mixing From Two Perspectives

Mixing Engineers have to know their tech as musicians have to know their scales. The tech is just the means to an end.   I taught trumpet lessons for many years early in my career.  I used to tell students that the goal of practicing technique is so the trumpet will disappear and you will … Continue reading Approach Mixing From Two Perspectives

Review of Rust Belt Fields by Slaid Cleaves

Happy New Year all! This is the first in a new series of monthly posts. I'll pick one of my favorite songs and write a little mini-review-analysis of the song and provide a link to a video on YouTube of the song. Analyzing songs is a real good way to learn what makes a song tick. … Continue reading Review of Rust Belt Fields by Slaid Cleaves