Doing the EP Thing

Dave Cracked Up (Blog), Creating, Personal

I’m finally going to do it. I’m going to self-produce, self-record and self-mix an EP of my music. … At least that’s what I’m telling myself. After seeing friends and clients go through the process over the past few years, I’ve found myself digging into the vault of “finished” and W.I.P. music and getting visions of releasing it – officially. …

You Want the Truth?!?!

Dave Business, Cracked Up (Blog), Creating, Engineering, Music/Audio, Opinions, Personal, Ramblings 5 Comments

I’ve been re-writing, re-jigging, re-recording, re-mixing and just about re-everything on the few masterpieces I’ve written and consider to be “songs”. For those of you who haven’t followed my posts lately, feel free to check out the last four or five that kind of document my escapades in getting five or six of my songs ready for a potential EP …

Modes – They’re Good for You!

Dave Cracked Up (Blog), Creating, Music/Audio, Personal, Ramblings, Teaching 3 Comments

You may like them in your song, With a bridge, they can’t be wrong You may use them choosing chords Or, in a melody – you won’t get bored. Try them, try them, you will see Modes are everywhere – in any key! Modes are everywhere in the music you hear.  A mode, in the most basic “modern” definition of …