Give your session players and higher guns a basic road map.
It doesn’t mean you have to deliver by the note charts to musicians you hire.
It doesn’t mean you can’t ask them for their thoughts. But, do stop telling some one to play a little more purple in that section.
Drawing the best picture with the best details will help everyone get to the results you are looking for that much quicker.
You don’t need to know the terminology to know you love the drum sounds in this song by that artist or you like the beat or the fills like this song or on that album. The same goes for any other instrument as well.
Deliver a basic blueprint and then work in to that creative place to fill in the pieces.
This is much better than vague requests and using terminology that only makes sense to you.
I am starting Sound Off Sundays today and asking any artist, author, musician or whoever to put up a post to promote, share, market or inform people about something you want to advertise.
Please add your sound off in the comment section with a one liner or short plug for whatever. Then add your Facebook page or Fan Page and a page to either your store, Amazon, your website, website link where they can buy it or an external link where you want them people to go.
Finally, add the hashtag #soundoffsundays to be able to easily scan through others sharing their things as well and making yours that much more visible too.
This is a photo a friend found of me recording in Japan around 2000.
The Air Conditioner would blow out freezing, turn off and the re-blast air a minute later which was great, cause this room was a 100 degree sauna. I would turn it on as soon as a take stopped and then turn it off, expect this one time….
We were a minute and some in to the track, when I realized I hadnt turned off the air conditioner and it blasted on and ruined that take.
Music Connection is featuring my “So You Think You’re Ready For Management” article for their Management and Booking Agent March 2014 issue with Haim on the cover.
This is a great magazine that I have been following for many years and Imnot just saying that cause Im in this issue!
Thank you for publishing the article and adding me to this months issue Mark Nardone and Thanks to Jake Reynolds Hansen for mailing out a few physical copies!
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