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Roots

Whatever angle you want to come from – as an artist, or as a person – there’s so much below the surface that’s extremely vital to what’s visible. Shallow roots produce shallow art. Shallow roots produce shallow people. Deep roots

Roots

Whatever angle you want to come from – as an artist, or as a person – there’s so much below the surface that’s extremely vital to what’s visible. Shallow roots produce shallow art. Shallow roots produce shallow people. Deep roots

Top 10 Songs With The “Quirky 2-Count”

One of my favorite little musical things in a song is the occasional odd measure thrown in somewhere. It happens in music all the time, and yet the majority of us never even realize it. So many of your favorite

Top 10 Songs With The “Quirky 2-Count”

One of my favorite little musical things in a song is the occasional odd measure thrown in somewhere. It happens in music all the time, and yet the majority of us never even realize it. So many of your favorite

No More Cheesy Demos: Online Recording for the Modern World

Even though most people haven’t even heard of the concept of an “internet recording studio,” demo production companies have been around for about 15 years. Only the past few years, however, have we seen technology and price catch up with

No More Cheesy Demos: Online Recording for the Modern World

Even though most people haven’t even heard of the concept of an “internet recording studio,” demo production companies have been around for about 15 years. Only the past few years, however, have we seen technology and price catch up with

Top 10 Vocal Sounds

This week’s Top 10 is all about the production of vocals in a song. We’re not looking at the greatest vocal performances, but some of the best vocal effects that enhance the song. For some reason, the vast majority of popular

Top 10 Vocal Sounds

This week’s Top 10 is all about the production of vocals in a song. We’re not looking at the greatest vocal performances, but some of the best vocal effects that enhance the song. For some reason, the vast majority of popular

Top 10 Tambourine Songs

This week we’ll take a look at the most underrated instrument in music production – the tambourine. Since Fresh Produce is all about listening to music from a producer’s perspective, we challenge you to start listening to how effective this

Top 10 Tambourine Songs

This week we’ll take a look at the most underrated instrument in music production – the tambourine. Since Fresh Produce is all about listening to music from a producer’s perspective, we challenge you to start listening to how effective this

The Most Underrated Instrument

Old church ladies? Hippie flower children? The awkward lead singer who has to do something when not singing? What image comes to mind when you think of a tambourine in your song? For some reason, when tambourine is mentioned in a production,

The Most Underrated Instrument

Old church ladies? Hippie flower children? The awkward lead singer who has to do something when not singing? What image comes to mind when you think of a tambourine in your song? For some reason, when tambourine is mentioned in a production,

Top 10 Tempo Changes

For this week’s top 10, we’re going to explore one of the most overlooked tools in a songwriter’s toolbox. But don’t worry, even if you don’t write songs, I’m sure this will inform your musical listening (if nothing else, you

Top 10 Tempo Changes

For this week’s top 10, we’re going to explore one of the most overlooked tools in a songwriter’s toolbox. But don’t worry, even if you don’t write songs, I’m sure this will inform your musical listening (if nothing else, you