How To Sequence An Album

So you’ve got a batch of songs recorded now, and it’s time to sequence them. For the sake of explanation, I’m going to make up the details, since I don’t know who you are. Use your imagination to substitute your real details for my fake placeholder ones. Your record is called Temple of the Monkey […]

How To Get An Album Pressed To CD

So you’ve spent time learning to play an instrument, sing, write songs, record them, mix them, and put them online – but now you want to put out an album. A real one, that you can hold in your hands. Then it’s time to get your album pressed by the pros. The times they are […]

What Makes A Record Timeless?

So you’re recording your new album in the studio, and you want it to be “good”. First, we have to talk about what “good” means. Do you want it to be the catchy and danceable kind of good? The crying and relistening kind of good? The commercial and broadly appealing kind of good? All of […]

Face-to-Face Lessons

We are often asked the best way to learn a new instrument – an instructional book? Youtube tutorials? Trial and error? They’re all acceptable methods, and they all have their advantages and disadvantages. In full disclosure, we have a small dog in this fight (though he’s a friendly dog). As music teachers ourselves, you’re probably […]

Fostering A Musical Environment

As teachers, we see new students all the time, from various backgrounds, upbringings, and households. As fathers, brothers, uncles, and former children ourselves, we can appreciate how difficult of a task that raising a child is. Sometimes it’s hard to know what you’re doing right, and what is causing irreparable harm. As music teachers, of […]