I'm finished with my first year of college, and I'm going insane thinking about all of my goals for the summer. My fingers are raw from practicing guitar and piano for a few hours just now, and I'll be repeating the process tomorrow. I now have about 30 songs (not including the ones that I have deemed sub-par right off the bat), so that means about 25 that won't sound too similar to one another, and probably about 20 that I'll actually end up ever recording or performing live.

Before I go into that, though, I'd like to wish my mom a Happy Mother's Day. If it weren't for her I would not even be in existence. I had a nice relaxing afternoon at the beach to celebrate with her before I retreated into my world of music for the evening.

If you aren't familiar with my work (and I doubt you are unless you are a close friend or collaborator of mine), I write in several different styles. To start off my recording process, I am picking out my acoustic songs, and flushing them out with whatever instrumentation I'm hoping to include with them. As I do this, I'm deciding which ones would be good candidates for my demo by making sure I don't record too many of the same mood, theme, or key.

For my music that lends itself to either a band or dance instrumentation, I'm setting it aside to continue practicing but to record once I find the right collaborators whether that's a band or something else entirely. Some of my favorite songs that I have written fall into this category, so I'm a little sad they won't be the first recorded. However, the studio that I will be recording at specializes in acoustic music, so I want to take full advantage of their expertise.

I'm very excited about all the projects and opportunities I have going on right now, and I hope you're all excited to see the results of my efforts.  I'll post again this week, so stay tuned! And don't forget to follow me on Twitter!


10/05/2012 9:16am

Great blog, love the template.


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