Music Composers Unite!
So, I finally have pictures ready for y'all!
Let's begin with my modest back garden. A poor, unsuspecting patch of badly-maintained lawn.
If you look closely you should see the four wooden pegs that mark the corners of the studio. That's a recently uprooted tree stump at the far end btw...
So, first things first. I brought in a couple of builders to dig out the area with mini-rigs.
As you can see, the lawn is now…Continue
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Right, so let's get going with my studio build.
The first thing I had to do was actually plan what I wanted to build and see what I could build. The initial suggestion came from my Dad who is a builder (ah, now it comes out). I'll not deny that my Dad's advice and contacts have come in incredibly handy for this project however hopefully I can pass on all that I've learned.
Anyway, we realised that the best opportunity for me was to build an entirely separate building in my back…Continue
Well I'm not sure how qualified I am to speak about studio design and building but I'll at least tell the story of how my studio was conceived and constructed.
First, I'd just like to describe exactly what I've ended up with and it wasn't what I set out to build.
My studio's internal dimensions are around 5.2m by 4.5m (that's around 17' by 15' in old money). It's about 8½' high as well. The studio is a single room with no windows and a single custom built heavy door which is…Continue
Hi to anyone who is reading this.
I just completed my studio this weekend and I'm in a great mood.
I've uploaded a small sample of my work here and I'll try and upload some more soon. Don't worry if you think this stuff is a little heavy, I write in a few different styles and these two orchestral tracks were the first I thought of. I do write softer pieces as well.
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I'm so outta here. Goin' on vacation for a week at the beach in NC (Outer Banks.) We're supposed to have wireless net access at the house we rented, so I should be back on here in a day or two.
It's awesome that there are so many composers here now! Go to the groups section and join some groups, go to the forum section and reply or start some discussions. Go outside and see the sun once in a while...
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I uploaded a new song "Dive In" which is a pop song with orchestration. Hope you like.
Also, I uploaded my main demo montage and some other vocal stuff I've written this month.
I have a friend/co-writer who would always label his cassettes and later CDs, "New Stuff". He has a whole box of cassettes with "New Stuff" written on it. Who said we musicians be smart?
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[Note: I originally wrote this blog for my MySpace page, but it is even more applicable here. I highly recommend this book for anyone who considers themselves an emerging composer.]
I just play one on tv. Okay that's not true either. I do play around with TV. I'm married to Chris who started this network and he said I could be in it. I'm actually a producer for HGTV and that's how we met. I am the self-appointed head of marketing for Merritt Music Productions however. So any advice on how to get the word out that my husband is freakishly talented is welcome. Other than the traditional demo mailer of course. The question of the day is for the self-employed, the…Continue
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