A great song in the right key of a unique voice in the right style is a winner every time. There is a lot of great vocal talent out there, but there's only one you. So you should sing a song that you feel the words, and use your own unique style of expression. If I'm helping to produce your song, I'm going to bring every skill I have as a writer, musician and arranger to adapt the song to you.
Power of the Word
There are many ways to approach lyric writing. The melody may come first or maybe just the first few chords. Words and images take flight on the wings of the melody. Some great songs have come from poetry that was later put to music. But many a hit was born just from the main “hook” or a repeating phrase and has a great melody and feels great to repeat over and over. If you create a chorus that no one gets tired of hearing, you have a gem. With the right singer you can turn it into a hit.
A great song will bring out the best in even the average singer.
But even a great singer cannot make a great performance from a badly written song.
Never underestimate the power of an intro.
Your song will develop in the process of recording.
If we need a bridge or instrumental section, we can work it out in the studio.
Tempo can make or break your song. A song with a lot of soul often needs to be slowed down to sing with more feeling and expression.
We experiment in the studio to reach perfection.
Chords make you feel. The emotion of a song is felt in your heart by the type of harmony within the chord. It's an invisible power that music has over us. The way that other notes surround the melody to make a chord is like some kind of magic. Developing the right chord progression for a song is my favorite part of the creative process. Words speak to the mind, harmony speaks to the heart and soul. This is the part of the collaboration that can turn an average song into a great song. Like many writers, you may have the melody for your song, but not the chords. I am glad to help you out.
The Beat is the Boss
When we start a song project, we first must lay down the arrangement and structure. It starts with a tempo, a time signature and a flow that will carry your song. We find the right sounds for the bass, drums, and every percussion instrument. Never under-estimate the power of the tempo! When the flow of a song is dragging or feels rushed, nothing else will sound right. The pulse or groove of a song can be the most powerful element that turns a simple song into a great track!