Reflections on Memory: Don’t Forget How to Use it (Thoughts on Lessons from Ralph Covert)

In Ralph Covert’s video, “4 Simple Steps to Writing a Song” he brings up a point that I forgot: memory. Memory is easy to forget when we have devices that can record every idea we ever had and play them back to us within seconds. Recording devices weren’t always around. When I wrote songs “back … Read moreReflections on Memory: Don’t Forget How to Use it (Thoughts on Lessons from Ralph Covert)

Backing Drum Tracks Adding Magic to Songwriting Process

What would this sound like with a beat in reggae, with brushes, as a rock ballad, an island song, or a rumba? Normally I roll my eyes at how Internet-based the music world has become, but during the COVID lockdown, Youtube is becoming quite the resource. By searching backing tracks in various styles on Youtube, … Read moreBacking Drum Tracks Adding Magic to Songwriting Process