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Demo Recording for Songwriters: Part 5

It’s not unusual for the songwriter to start making arrangements in their head before the song is even completed on the page. So, when they are playing a song to a loved one or a group of friends for the first time, they...

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Demo Recording for Songwriters: Part 4

While you were at the studio recording the band you assembled for your demo session, you may have noticed that guy in the plaid flannel shirt with the beanie who looked cooler than just about everybody else.   After he...

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The Performing Songwriter: What to Play

You’re third in line to perform a popular writer’s night. The first act on stage takes command of the room by whipping out a rocker. And once he has the audience’s attention, he plays a touching tender ballad about his...

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The Performing Songwriter: What You Do

At some point you are going to have to perform your songs for a live audience, so it’s best to be prepared.  A great way to cut your teeth on live performance is to participate at an open mic at a local bar (or a not so...

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Songwriting: The inside Story

It is intriguing to look at the outside of a CD of an artist’s new release. Perhaps it’s their second release, or maybe it’s their 20th. How do they do it? Where does all this creativity come from? How much of this them and how...

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  • Behind The Scenes
    In December of last year, singer/songwriter David Wilcox enterted the studio to record his 16th album. Over the next 7 days Open Hand was recorded from start to finish the ‘old school’ way: on 2 inch 16 track analog tape. All songs were recorded live. Minimal overdubbing was used and there were no "computer tricks." […]