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Hi, Jim, Your Song Surgeon really is a huge help for me. And I'm sure, for all musicians, songwriters and arrangers as well. I was a professional musician my whole life.
Fortunately I have very good hearing, I can tell absolute pitch exactly when I hear a tone I can say which one it is, without help of a keyboard or other instrument.
So soon my friends asked me to put on a paper the melody they had on a record. Even very long ago, when there were no tape recorders yet.
I'm 85 years old, was born long before the WW2 - As I grew up in Czechia taken by Nazis at that time, any kind of American music was prohibited, there were no records. Listening to the American radio or London was punished, even by death. So I developed an ability to write down a melody simultaneously with listening to it in the American radio.
Fortunately they repeated the program periodically, twice or three times and so we could listen to it more than just once.
Naturally it was not perfect, but it was the only way how to get the melodies played by Benny Goodman, Glenn Miller and many others.
Later the communists in my country tried to eliminate western culture as well Americans were bad guys againbut already we had tape recorders and it was a great help. Later I studied music at a conservatory of music, became a pianist, then a bandleader and a conductor at a musical theater in Germany.
Now I am retired, but still active, of course adequately to my age. I write, transcribe arrangements for bands. Though some standard scores are in print and available, but mostly not original.
They are often rearranged to be easier or in a lower key. But most musicians want to sound "exactly like" XYZ.
I open the music in Surgeon, can choose a short part, slow it down and listen to it repeatedly until I am sure which instruments play which tones. I can repeat the procedure later, a day or two and make the necessary corrections.
The equalizer is a great thing as well. I have to decipher a big, fat sound, say, Count Basie full band voicing. I do it, part after part, not only vertically, but with the help of the equalizer horizontally as well. I emphasize high pitches and attenuate the low ones and thus hear mostly the trumpets without being disturbed by bass, trombones and baritone sax.
Similarly with low sounding instruments. Of course, stereo record is helpful as it allows to concentrate on one channel only.Create your own song in less than a minute. Musicshake is the world's most fun and sophisticated online music community, allowing people to CREATE, LISTEN, DISCOVER and SHARE originally-created music.
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"Mean" is a song written and recorded by American singer-songwriter Taylor Swift for her third studio album, Speak Now ().
Produced by Swift alongside Nathan Chapman, the song was sent to country radio in the United States on March 13, , as the third single from Speak Now.
"Mean" garnered positive reviews from critics for its lyrical detail and profound country sound. Search users. Battles; Store; Tweet. This easy-to-use guide will show you how to write a song, from finding a great title to writing your melody.
Hands-on songwriting exercises will jump start your creativity, . May 22, · I've been really into country music lately, and after listening to this genre for a while i noticed a few similarities in themes.
Not all, but most of the country songs out there talk about a failed relationship, rain, your truck, drinking, and a bunch of other sad themes.