This is a really healthy discussion and I agree totally with BPO (can I call you that?) and Zineb 100%. Regarding the price increase – make it so AJ, we will still be the cheapest in town
Getting exposure on AJ, even if we have decent tracks, feels like a losing game at times because it is the thing we all need, regardless of how good our tracks might be. Glad I am not the only one who feels lost in ‘the jungle’.
Good on yas for raising these issues.
the guys a comical AND musical genius!
Great tracks! I am a dnb fan way back to Goldie’s Timeless. Look foward to hearing more
Would be glad to help you out with my music. My specialty is acoustic and electric guitar (rhythm & lead) in many styles.
Best regards Dale (SoundTrove)
I never received formal training in music theory but wish I had. There is no doubt it is a huge benefit to understanding the hows and whys of music composition, and for recording ideas or searching for that ‘lost chord’.
I tried self learning through websites, books etc but I struggled as I don’t find enough use for in depth theory to retain what I learn. I have however picked up a lot of basic stuff (intervals, relative minors, circle of fifths, nashville numbering etc) along my music journey that have become really useful tools for composing. Technology is great for capturing ideas and composing when not in the studio. I find for recording melody ideas on the fly, voice memo app is my friend
I think Elton John is an artist who probably has a well rounded music theory knowledge but also what I would describe as pop musical intuition – a knack for finding a hook and creating simple but great pop music. You have to wonder what the likes of Jimi Hendrix, Paul McCartney or Eric Clapton would have ‘composed’ had they received formal training – is this worthy of another thread?
Great story thanks for sharing
For the royal treatment- Abbey Road Online about a $100 a track
For this kind of market I recommend honing your own skills there are plenty of resources on the web eg: Pensado’s Place, and depending on your DAW of choice, Logic Pro Expert, Pro Tools Expert etc