How To Make Sure An Album Gets DONE

“Working on an album” and getting an album done are two completely different things. Remember when Greg was telling you about the new album he was working on? When was that again… 2008? Where’s that album at? Greg is such a liar. There are more Gregs than you want to admit, too. Gregs are always […]

A FREE Music Lesson: What’s The Catch?

FREE 30 Minute Lesson Here at Certain Sparks Music, we’ve been offering a FREE 30 minute lesson to prospective students for more than a decade. It’s always enjoyable to watch someone try out a new instrument for the first time, & become aware, in real-time, of the world of musical possibilities that lie ahead! Why? […]

My Top 5 Music Documentaries

The music documentary has become a genre in itself – an often stark portrayal of a struggling band trying to work together is, at once, entertaining and heartbreaking. You come to realize that a group of people working together on anything for long enough can become like a troubled marriage, giving up on proper communication […]

Keeping A Commitment

I’m starting to run out of recording studio advice – the studio is an insular environment, and I’ve already covered several areas. In the last 6 months, I’ve had more recording sessions than I had in all of the preceding years combined. I’ve installed some helpful new plugins and discovered some great new tracking techniques. […]

How To Pick Your Single

So, it’s been a while. I think the last time we talked, you had just put the finishing touches on your new album. And now, you’re ready to release it – but you still haven’t decided which song to release as a single. A single is a song from your record that you use to […]