The Singer-Songwriter's Guide to Recording in the Home Studio

Author: Shane Adams

Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation

ISBN: 1495070808

Category: Music

Page: 144

View: 1163

(Berklee Guide). Record songs in your own home studio! Today's smart singer-songwriter needs to be able to record high quality demo recordings. Whatever your budget, living arrangement, or technological aptitude, this book will help you acquire songwriter-appropriate home studio gear and use it effectively. You will understand the key concepts about how the recording process works, and how to get the best sound possible out of whatever equipment you own and whatever style of music you produce. This book makes recording easy so you can spend your effeorts thinking about creatieve songwriting and performing, rather than struggling with technology.

The Complete Singer-songwriter

A Troubadour's Guide to Writing, Performing, Recording & Business

Author: Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers

Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation

ISBN: 9780879307691

Category: Music

Page: 201

View: 896

Written as an artistic, business, and technical guide for singer-songwriters, this book is full of advice and encouragement for aspiring troubadours looking to polish their craft. The book offers tidbits on performing, recording, booking, and working with managers, agents, lawyers, and record executives. The guide is rounded out by excerpts from interviews with seasoned artists such as Joni Mitchell, Paul Simon, Jewel, and Ani DiFranco. At times the book's advice only skims the surface such as its coverage of choosing, maintaining, and insuring gear, but the tips on songwriting and performing should be taken to heart by writers and performers at every level. Rogers is an author and freelance writer who has written for Mojo and Acoustic Guitar magazines. Of all the paths available to today's musicians, the life of the singer-songwriter remains one of the most alluring and popular. From songwriting and solo performing to recording and promotion, singer-songwriters wear many hats, and with all the challenges they face come extravagant creative rewards. The Complete Singer-Songwriter is the ultimate guide for the modern singer-songwriter, full of real-world advice and encouragement for both aspiring and accomplished troubadours. Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers draws on his own experiences as a performing songwriter and interviews with artists such as Joni Mitchell, Ani DiFranco, and Paul Simon to offer an invaluable companion for the journey from idea to song to stage and studio.

Recording and Producing in the Home Studio

A Complete Guide

Author: David Franz

Publisher: Berklee Press

ISBN: 9780876390481

Category: Music

Page: 244

View: 9945

(Berklee Methods). With the explosion of project studio gear available, it's easier than ever to create pro-quality music at home. This book is the only reference you'll ever need to start producing and engineering your music or other artists' music in your very own home studio. You don't have a home studio yet, but have some basic equipment? This essential guide will help you set up your studio, begin producing projects, develop your engineering skills and manage your projects. Stop dreaming and start producing!

The Musician's Guide to Home Recording

How to Make Great Recordings at Home from Cassette Portastudios to Digital Multitrackers

Author: Peter McIan,Larry Wichman

Publisher: Music Sales Amer

ISBN: 9780825613784

Category: Music

Page: 328

View: 6199

(Music Sales America). The updated edition of this popular guide includes advice on creating great demos, secrets to using four-track Portasound cassette decks, tips for assembly, the best use of 16-track home studios, a buyer's guide to new and used equipment, hints from studio musicians, and more.

Essential Guide to Songwriting, Producing & Recording

Author: Darryl Swann

Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation

ISBN: 1495053075

Category: Music

Page: 136

View: 2544

(Musicians Institute Press). Essential Songwriting, Producing & Recording brings to those of all ages a simple, easy to understand approach to learning songwriting, producing and recording. Written by an acclaimed instructor at several major music schools, this book puts incredibly sophisticated knowledge into plain, everyday language with stories, metaphors, photos, illustrations, and examples that are sure to educate as well as entertain.

The Home Recording Handbook

Use What You've Got to Make Great Music

Author: Dave Hunter

Publisher: Backbeat Books

ISBN: 1476855846

Category: Music

Page: 256

View: 5789

(Technical Reference). Gone are the days when home recording was limited to four tracks of tape hiss on a cassette porta-studio. Now, limitless digital multitrack recording and a vast array of outboard effects and processors are available to anyone with a computer. Add a few other essentials such as a microphone, some headphones & monitors, and you've got a home studio capable of making professional recordings worthy of airplay and release. What you might not have is the know-how to harness all that vast potential ... which is where the Home Recording Handbook comes in. Author Dave Hunter shows you how to make pro-sounding recordings without pro budgets. Packed with tips and techniques born out of years of recording experience, supported by specially recorded audio tracks, this is an essential volume for the working musician.

The Singer-Songwriter Handbook

Author: Justin Williams,Katherine Williams

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 1628920327

Category: Music

Page: 296

View: 7735

The singer-songwriter, someone who writes and performs their own music, is an ever-present and increasingly complex figure in popular music worlds. The Singer-Songwriter Handbook provides a useful resource for student songwriters, active musicians, fans and scholars alike. This handbook is divided into four main sections: Songwriting (acoustic and digital), Performance, Music Industry and Case Studies. Section I focuses on the 'how to' elements of popular song composition, embracing a range of perspectives and methods, in addition to chapters on the teaching of songwriting to students. Section II deals with the nature of performance: stagecraft, open mic nights, and a number of case studies that engage with performing in a range of contexts. Section III is devoted to aspects of the music industry and the business of music including sales, contract negotiations, copyright, social media and marketing. Section IV provides specific examples of singer-songwriter personae and global open mic scenes. The Singer-Songwriter Handbook is a much-needed single resource for budding singer-songwriters as well as songwriting pedagogues.

The Songwriter's Demo Manual and Success Guide

Author: George Williams

Publisher: Tree by the River Pub

ISBN: 9780935174069

Category: Music

Page: 193

View: 7535

Discusses techniques for recording a demonstration tape at home or in a studio and provides advice on using the tape to obtain a recording contract and get a song published

Producing in the Home Studio with Pro Tools

Author: N.A

Publisher: Berklee Press

ISBN: 9780876390085

Category: Music

Page: 282

View: 5591

(Berklee Press). Get the most out of Digidesign's Pro Tools software with this comprehensive home studio guide that will show you how to create the highest quality recordings by honing your production skills and engineering techniques. With a complete explanation of the entire production process, you'll find out everything you need to know to make your music projects stand out from the rest. You'll learn how to: mix and master recordings like the pros; run a recording session and produce great songs; set up your home studio and improve its efficiency; set up mics to capture superior sounds; master the intricacies of Pro Tools with keystroke shortcuts and technical instruction; record real-sounding MIDI tracks; and much more. Ideal for producers, engineers, songwriters and artists. The Second Edition is fully updated for the new features of Pro Tools 6.X software and all Digidesign home studio hardware products. A new chapter on Digital Audio Editing was added to the book, and new hands-on projects have been added in every chapter. Additionally, there are new, more advanced Pro Tools sessions with audio examples that explain many in-demand Pro Tools techniques.

Music Business Handbook and Career Guide

Author: David Baskerville,Tim Baskerville

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1506303145

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 600

View: 6143

This powerhouse best-selling text remains the most comprehensive, up-to-date guide to the music industry. The breadth of coverage that Music Business Handbook and Career Guide, Eleventh Edition offers surpasses any other resource available. Readers new to the music business and seasoned professionals alike will find David Baskerville and Tim Baskerville’s handbook an indispensable resource, regardless of their specialty within the music field. This text is ideal for introductory courses such as Introduction to the Music Business, Music and Media, and Music Business Foundations as well as more specialized courses such as the record industry, music careers, artist management, and more. The fully updated Eleventh Edition includes coverage of key topics such as copyright, licensing, songwriting, concert venues, and the entrepreneurial musician. Uniquely, it provides career-planning insights on dozens of job categories in the diverse music industry.

Understanding Audio

Getting the Most Out of Your Project or Professional Recording Studio

Author: Daniel M. Thompson

Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation

ISBN: 1476867232

Category: Music

Page: 368

View: 5006

(Berklee Guide). Understanding Audio explores the fundamentals of audio and acoustics that impact every stage of the music recording process. Whether you are a musician setting up your first Pro Tools project studio, or you are a seasoned recording engineer or producer eager to find a reference that fills in the gaps in your understanding of audio, this book is for you. Understanding Audio will enable you to develop a thorough understanding of the underlying principles of sound, and take some of the mystery and guesswork out of how equipment setup affects the quality of your recordings. Projects at the end of each chapter will assist you in applying these principles to your own recording environment. Learn about: Basic and Advanced audio theory; Cables and studio wiring; Recording studio and console signal flow; Digital and analog audio; Studio and listening room acoustics; Psychoacoustics; "In the Studio" insights, relating audio principles to real recording situations; and so much more! f Miami-Florida

The Songwriter's Workshop


Author: Jonathan Feist

Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation

ISBN: 9780634026614

Category: Music

Page: 205

View: 9890

"Learn how harmony can help you express your songwriting ideas, using chords and chord structures the way that professional songwriters do. The Songwriter's Workshop series is a new approach to writing hit songs designed for songwriters at all levels, from beginners to professional songwriters who are looking for new ideas to spice up their work. Each book in the series presents a set of tools for writing songs, with practical practice exercises. The Songwriter's Workshop: Harmony teaches the fundamental harmony techniques used in today's hit songs, together with easy-to-follow exercises so you can immediately apply these tools to your own songs. Quit wrestling with writer's block, and learn to make the songwriting process easy, fun, and intuitive. Learn how to: Incorporate "power progressions", the most common and effective chord progressions, which have been used in countless hits, into your own songs. Explore colors of chords and keys, so that you can use them to express the emotion of the lyrics. Understand the states of being harmonically "home" and "away from home," and use them to maximize your songs' emotional impact. Adapt and embellish chords and progressions to enrich your palette of colors. Vary your harmonies and progressions to generate many new creative possibilities. Practice the musical applications of harmonic constructs such as cadences and modulations. Write memorable choruses and verses that work together as complete songs. The included play-along CD provides a perfect accompaniment to help you practice your songs."--P. 4 de la couv.

Home Recording For Musicians For Dummies

Author: Jeff Strong

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118968034

Category: Music

Page: 384

View: 6990

Save studio fees with pro-quality recording at home Home Recording For Musicians For Dummies offers simple explanations on how to record music in a home studio, no matter your style, method, or sound. With expert guidance every step of the way, you'll find the answers to your questions about choosing equipment, recording tracks, editing, mixing, mastering, and more. Updated to reflect the latest home recording technology, this new edition addresses styles from live bands to electronica with easy navigation to the information you need most. Beginners will find straightforward instruction on the fundamentals, while more experienced home recording engineers will appreciate insight to the tricks the pros use. With home recording gear increasingly approaching professional quality, the home studio is no longer the domain of the DIY-or-die. Even professional musicians are saving studio fees by recording at home, and today's plug-and-play technology makes high-quality sound accessible to those with a more amateur level of experience and budget. Home Recording For Musicians For Dummies gives you the information you need to set up your studio and use it like a pro: Choose the right gear for the job, and set up for quality sound Learn the fundamentals of recording, from choosing a mic to working with a mixer Master MIDI, multitrack recording, and audio capture for optimum sourcing Edit, mix, and master your tracks, and add effects to enhance your sound Don't let poor audio quality distract from your music. Find out what tools you need, how to use them, and how to follow the time-tested steps of making a record. You spend valuable time developing your talent, skills, and sound, so take a minute to learn how to make your music shine with the expert advice and easy-to-follow instruction in Home Recording For Musicians For Dummies.

Songwriting Strategies

A 360-Degree Approach

Author: Mark Simos

Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation

ISBN: 1480395765

Category: Music

Page: 224

View: 3481

(Berklee Guide). Write songs starting from any direction: melody, lyric, harmony, rhythm, or idea. This book will help you expand your range and flexibility as a songwriter. Discussions, hands-on exercises, and notated examples will help you hone your craft. This creatively liberating approach supports the overall integrity of emotion and meaning in your songs. It will help you become more productive, versatile, and innovative in your songwriting. You will learn to: * Discover more ideas for songs song seeds and capture them in their most powerful and usable form * Overcome writer's block by having many more pathways through the writing process * Develop strong song structures by working independently with melody, lyrics, harmony, and rhythm * Write songs more easily, guided by your well-tuned "songwriter's compass"

Studio Stories

How the Great New York Records Were Made: From Miles to Madonna, Sinatra to The Ramones

Author: Dave Simons

Publisher: Backbeat Books

ISBN: 1476852766

Category: Music

Page: 192

View: 3097

(Book). This is an engaging account of some of the most memorable moments in New York's recording history, as seen through the eyes (and ears) of the many producers, engineers, songwriters, and recording artists who helped make them happen. It explores the explosive 30 years between 1950 and 1980 and the numerous ingredients that made them unique artists performing live in large, vibrant recording spaces, producers and engineers spontaneously creating new effects and techniques; composers writing parts on demand in the studio; and, most important, recording studios that had life, character, and their own fingerprint sound.

Compose Yourself!

Songwriting and Creative Musicianship in Four Easy Lessons

Author: David Alzofon

Publisher: Createspace Indie Pub Platform

ISBN: 9781453724958

Category: Music

Page: 201

View: 5518

Improvising a melody, crafting a catchy tune -- doesn't that take a ton of talent?"Talent helps, but anyone can learn to speak the language of music." That's the message of Compose Yourself, a radically new course in musical creativity inspired by the author's lessons with Jef Raskin, the UC San Diego music professor and Silicon Valley guru who created the Macintosh computer, and renowned jazz guitarist/educator Howard Roberts, founder of Musicians Institute, Los Angeles.If you've ever studied music, you know how cramping theory can be. In contrast, Compose Yourself works like a foreign language course, using dialog games to stimulate your creativity right away and build your musical I.Q. (Imagination Quotient) steadily, day by day. Along the way you learn secrets of rhythm, harmony, and melody, such as the classical forms of time, the rolling wave pattern in pop songs, the emotional power of intervals, the applications of harmonic perspective, the meaning of melody, and the magic of "charm."The 198-page method book was written with intermediate guitarists in mind (all examples are tabbed), but works on any instrument and any musical style. Ideas are copiously illustrated with brief, easy-to-play examples from Bach, Beethoven, and Mozart, and hundreds of references to modern songs that you can easily find in a couple of clicks on the Internet.In the final lesson, you put it all together to write your own pop song or instrumental. Short on ideas? Not a problem. Compose Yourself offers MC2 ("MC-squared") -- a secret weapon for effortlessly tapping into your subconscious creative powers.If you're frustrated with music theory, if you want to know how to shape your musical ideas into whole compositions and advance your creativity by quantum leap, then Compose Yourself is for you.

Home Studio Clinic

A Musician's Guide to Professional Recording

Author: Emile Menasche

Publisher: Hal Leonard

ISBN: 1476853681

Category: Music

Page: 288

View: 3798

(Technical Reference). Open a music gear catalog and it's bursting with an incredible array of tools available for home recording: recorders, software, interfaces, microphones, and more. And while that's exciting, the sheer volume of choices can be a distraction to the real goal of home recording: getting some music down. Home Studio Clinic , written from a musician's point of view, is designed to help you build and use a studio based on your musical goals, not necessarily on the assumption that you want to become a master engineer. By exploring concepts and various common tasks, this reader-friendly book gives you the know-how to choose equipment that suits your needs and style, and the techniques to use it effectively. "The goal," Menasche says, "is to spend studio time creating, not reading owner's manuals."

The Songwriter's and Musician's Guide to Nashville

Author: Sherry Bond

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 1581159714

Category: Music

Page: 256

View: 6817

This behind-the scenes look at the Nashville music industry reveals inside tips on how to break through the system and get heard. The new edition includes the latest strategies for Internet marketing, best techniques for pitching songs and artist packages, and more. Songwriters and musicians learn how to get their songs heard in Music City, USA, and find the industry's decision makers.

Bob Dylan

The Recording Sessions, 1960-1994

Author: Clinton Heylin

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9780312150679

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 264

View: 8927

A comprehensive listing and evaluation of all of the legendary musician's recording sessions includes information on every song Dylan recorded and a list of accompanying musicians