by on August 26, 2020
I have an extensive music collection. It's comprised of over 700 CDs, 200 LPs, and several dozen cassettes-not to mention hundreds of 45s. If someone asked me if I had to give up all of my music save one, without a doubt, I'd relinquish all except for The Beatles. The Beatles have been with me since the age of four (I'm 58). I've been listening to their music for over fifty years-and I never tire of it. In fact, I'm still awed by their prodigious talent and unique sound. They inspire me.They cam...
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by on August 22, 2020
Neil Young In 1973, after I had totally destroyed my drum set from 7 years of abuse, I was looking for another instrument. I was playing the drums in the school band, but I needed something to play at home. I found an old guitar that my sister played earlier. My Mom enrolled me in the Community Cultural Arts program; eight guitar lessons for $18. I took sixteen lessons and that was end of my formal training. It's been by ear ever since. I was listening to "After the Gold Rush" for over 3 year...
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by on May 14, 2019
I joined SongRamp back in the Early 2000s. I amassed so much inspiration from the other writers here; principal muses include but are not limited to: Ralston Bowles, Michael Campbell and Lucy Webster. But, just like any edifice that has fulfilled the measure of it's creation.... constructs de-materialize and other forms supplant them. I will miss the intimate way in which we could bounce ideas and visions off of one another and then swing around and share them with the rest of the community. I k...
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by on September 3, 2018
Check out this guy, Rick Beato and also Recording Revolution. Some very useful tips and lessons.
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by on December 7, 2016
I never met John Westwood in person but I sure do miss him. Many years ago, while reading song lyrics in a now defunct Songwriters Forum, I ran across a member who was constantly catching hell for commenting and providing constructive criticism on fellow members song lyrics. He wasn't consumed with telling people what they wanted to hear about their songs but he offered heartfelt suggestions and critiques. If the song was good ... he said so. If the song needed a line here or there ... he said t...
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by on September 24, 2016
Here is the Official Press Release for The Josie Music Awards.. Wow..Congratulations Josie Passantino, Tina Tinamarie Passantino, Team Josie and All who Attended This Amazing Event.. Thank you for my Beautiful Award for Songwriter of the Year Country ( Female )  ‎The Josie Music Awards‎ to The 2016 Josie Music Awards 11 hrs · Here it is! The official 2016 Josie Music Awards press release. Check it out: https://www.prlog.org/12589154-the-2016-josie-music-awards-… 
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by on September 19, 2016
"Music" there are so many ways to be a part of it. A listener, producer, writer, musician player, arranger, singer, and the list goes on. I just want to give my two cents here. Once a song is written and then recorded; it is then shared with an audience. It ain't complete until it is! Yes, I do believe in re-writes and I do believe in honing your craft. But, while we're down that path and growing to be even better; it's okay to share. Music is about sharing! I remember when I was afraid. But, si...
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by on September 15, 2016
I`ve only recently started writing songs,after a lifelong Passion for all types of Music.Now I know Country Music is an Aquired Taste,and probably has a minimal following amongst the "Younger" Generations.But Country Music tells stories of real life and loves,sometimes not all good!Somebody asked me" Why dont you write more cheerful songs?" The answer,because life is NOT all cheerful.The depth and Soul of life is far more interesting than meaningless waffle!I try to bring to life in song.experie...
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by on June 21, 2016
Song Title " The Turmoil, As Long As Im Living, Ill Like You Forever Love You For Always. Wrote part of this piece as a young pre HighSchool Grad. Completed it many years later. Honest critique and open suggestions are very welcome. Lyrics have been established but just the same I am open to the possibility of other lyrical content."Ill Like You Forever, Ill Love You For Always, As Long As Im Living Your Baby Ill Be."https://www.facebook.com/DemurityRecords/videos/1729664817302060/- Jhenny Nelso...
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by on February 25, 2016
I'm just spreading the word of my new blog "The Melody Of Success" which contains articles and information on the happenings in todays music industry. There are career tips of all kinds including product reviews and musician's resources of all kinds. Please feel free to drop by and feedback of any kind is welcome. Thanks ahead for any and all interest from the Songramp community.themelodyofsuccess.xyz
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by on January 24, 2016
Artists today need their tracks to compete with what they are hearing on the radio; there is just no excuse for a crappy sounding track. In fact, if you’re track sounds like shit, then it’s our first red flag as to just how lazy, un-resourceful, clueless, and out of touch you are with the music business these days; kinda like showing up to a gun fight with a butter knife. Today’s music is consumed so fast and there is so much of it available that YOU HAVE TO BE FREAKING AMAZING in every way t...
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by on January 22, 2016
Having spoken to hundreds of musicians throughout my music career, it is interesting to note how some have let the dream fade into the past in favour of a life of normality, whilst others are still walking the yellow brick road in search of stardom. The question we ask is, why do people give up and what happens next? 1. Finances. If it's not already hard enough having to be the one man band in every area of musicianship, consider the amount of money which needs to poured into a single act in o...
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