How to get noticed!

With a world so convoluted with musical talents and expressions, how does one get noticed? There are a few options such as recording your own demo, submitting it to record labels or even publishing it yourself. But if you are one of the few who wants to be “noticed” for their pure talent, then here…

How to submit a demo to a record company?

The song is clean, the recording is done and now you finally have the guts to send it off. But how does one actually send off a self-recording? Sometimes it is as easy as “who you know” in the business, and other times it is a scramble to get noticed. You have to be sure…

The Smash of Crosby, Stills and Nash

The world could not have known what was about to hit them, until 1969 rolled around with Woodstock and all its glorious musical heroes. And out of the naked bodies, shared love and a whole lot of other shared intimacies – rose David Crosby, Stephen Stills and Graham Nash. Famous Bands Before becoming the famous…

How to make a Demo?

How to make a Demo? To make a self-recording is to literally make a recording of your voice. Why would you do this? Well for some, the ideas of recording their songs and voices in a music studio are either farfetched or far off the budget for the month. Unless you find some low charging…

Favorite Android Apps for Musicians

Favorite Android Apps for Muso’s In the days of modern technology, air guitar and digital devices – you won’t often see many of the modern musicians using a metronome or a pitch pipe. Most musicians simply find it more convenient to carry around one Android Device, which offers a myriad of options. Luckily the Google…

The rebirth of the uke

The rebirth of the uke Stay around long enough, and as the saying goes, what was once fashionable, and then unfashionable, becomes fashionable once more. This is certainly the case with the ukulele. This humble member of the lute family came out of Hawaii, having mutated from the Portuguese machete, a four-stringed instrument that originated…

The echo sound

The echo sound Although it was the Echoplex tape delay unit that defined much of the rockabilly sound throughout the 1960s, it wasn’t the first tape echo machine on the market. Sound engineers had begun to experiment in the late 1940s with units that could be used in recording studios and which were portable enough…

Making El Paso

Marty Robbins was a country star who was propelled to super-stardom in both the country and the pop charts by what must rate as one of Nashville’s most significant productions. El Paso however very nearly never got made. Gunfighter ballads Robbins had scored four number one country hits before he started to pressure his label,…

Owen Bradley and the Quonset hut

Not many piano players have a statue dedicated to them, so the statue of Owen Bradley at Owen Bradley Park in Nashville is a significant landmark both in the city and its music. Bradley, who was born in Westmore-land, Tennessee, had started out as a piano player but morphed into a music arranger and songwriter,…

Recording Heartbreak Hotel

Recording Heartbreak Hotel One of the sessions that really put Nashville on the map as a recording center was Heartbreak Hotel, cut during Elvis Presley’s first session for RCA Victor after he had left Sun. There were very few recording facilities in Nashville at that time, and RCA didn’t have their own studio there. Methodists…