Songwriter’s Challenge: Write a Standard Form Song

Beginners Guide To Song Form Part 2 After receiving such great feedback from you guys, we’ve decided to continue the songwriting form series. Last time we touched on the AABA format using Paul Simon’s “Still Crazy After All These Years” as an example, and today I want to focus on the most popular song structure-ABABCB. Understanding Song Structure Basics: ABABCB Song Form The ABABCB Song Form: The most common song form is the ABABCB form, which is a verse-chorus-verse-chorus-bridge-chorus song…. [Read More]

Why You Don’t Need 12 Finished Songs to Start Recording Your Album

You probably have an amazing album inside you, just waiting to burst out. The funny thing is, you might not even realize it yet… Sure, you know you have a lot of great musical ideas and a whole lot of untapped creativity swirling around inside your head. But a whole album might seem like something that you won’t be able to tackle until you have 12 fully realized songs ready to go. But the fact that you only have a… [Read More]

What’s the Best Way to Produce Your Songs?

What’s the best  way to produce your songs?  In order to answer that question, you’ll need to answer another first: what are your musical goals? What would you do with your song if it was already produced just like you wanted it to be? Would you try to get placements in movies? Would you want it played on popular TV shows? How about a commercial spot? Or would you rather pitch it to another artist? Maybe you’re just looking to… [Read More]

Featured Artist: Matt Ryd

Matt Ryd, a Chicago based singer-songwriter who uses Studio Pros to produce his songs and recently licensed his song “Healed” to the TV series Scrubs on NBC. Hear Ryd’s song “Healed” on Scrubs: Links Links Check out more of Matt’s music at: http://mattryd.com How did you discover Studio Pros? I actually saw a small advertisement and was immediately intrigued. I’m a multi-instrumentalist, so I’ve previously recorded all of the different parts on my songs. But I’m also a huge perfectionist, and… [Read More]

Get Your Song Produced Right With The Pros

Mr. Dylan said it best, “The times are a changing”. So are the ways of getting your music recorded. Back in the day you could only go into a recording studio to get your songs recorded. Now, there’s the option of Studio Pros. Some people may be turned off by this. Sending their music off into cyberspace seems unrealistic and threatening to the songwriter. The truth is each “studio musician and producer” you are collaborating with across the web has a… [Read More]

Featured Artist: Mark Ibberson

Ever feel like your stuff isn’t good enough for other people to hear? Many musicians feel that way, and as a result, their songs just pile up and collect dust. https://wpuload.s3.amazonaws.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/04/halo.mp3 Mark Ibberson is a perfect example of someone who decided to push through those feelings of self doubt and uncertainty, and get his songs out there to share with the world by using Studio Pros music production service. He’s from a small village near Lake Geneva in Switzerland and has… [Read More]

Featured Artist:Mark Sadek Ricotta

Mark Sadek Ricotta is a man of few words, but when it comes to songwriting he doesn’t hold anything back. Studio Pros just recently did a music production for Ricotta and got in touch with him to get to know the man behind the song. Links How long have you been writing songs? “I’ve been writing since I was in junior high. I started playing guitar when I was 6 or so. I wanted a toy guitar when I was… [Read More]

Tricks of The Trade – Mixing Advice From Elad

Creating a ‘band sound’ when recording individual session players One of the most common problems I encounter when producing a track is the lack of a ‘real space’ sound. Most self-recording artists are trying to make the best out of what they have. What they usually have is a small room with home recording equipment. Sometimes it is easier and more feasible to have a musician record a separate track individually instead of a full live band. In dealing with… [Read More]

Studio Pros – The Answer To Your Recording Woes

Ever wish someone could help guide you through the entire music production process? I know I do, and for that, I turn to Studio Pros. Musicians are notorious for being a bit behind the game when it comes to getting things done on time. That’s what we’re here for. At Studio Pros, we help you record your song every step of the way. We make sure our session players deliver quality material, in a timely fashion. Sure you could book time… [Read More]

Help! I Need A Session Player…

There’s a reason that guitarists should stick to their guitars and songwriters should stick to their songwriting… Sometimes it’s better to go to studio musician for some outside recording help. Outside ears can bring attention to the minor flaws you may have in your home recordings that you’ve unconsciously brushed aside as being “good enough”. Studio Pros is the best place to outsource all of your musical needs. This allows you to be creative without the time consuming effort of trying to… [Read More]

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