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? […]

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 […]

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 […]