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7 Ways to Improve Your Music Recordings

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7 Ways to Improve Your Music Recordings

by Jessica Brandon

Today, I’d like to give you 7 ways to help you meet your music recordings and help you grow yourself as a music artist.

  1. Get focused on your target goals
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A lot of musicians/music artists waste a ton of money on demos/recordings because they haven’t spent enough time choosing the right sound for their music act. Get clear about who you yourself as a music artist/band and who your audience is. Once you do this, you’ll cut your waste to zero and start getting maximum results from all your music.

 

  1. Fine tune your Unique Sound.

If you are still comparing and competing with other music artists, then your Sound needs work. We get comment from music artists describing themselves “I sound just like Ani DiFranco, but better”, or “I sound like the band “Kings of Leon, but more acoustic sounding”. Create a sound that makes your music the clear and only choice for your audience.

 

  1. Co-write your songs with another Songwriter, or Producer.

When you have run of ideas, you may want to co-writer with another songwriter or producer who may bring other ideas to the table to help you with your next song.

 

  1. Get into a Professional Studio to Record, Arrange or Remix.

Are you tired of your homemade recordings, sound and need fresh ideas? You may need to look for a professional recording studio and seek a music producer (with whom the recordings that the bands you recorded you respect).

 

  1. Test, Test and Test.

If you have a regular gig at a club (or try out at an Open Mic event), you may try performing your song and see what kind of reaction from the audience you get. If it doesn’t work, you can always tweek the lyrics and chord progressions when you get home.

 

  1. Get better at Songwriting.

Competition for attention of you and your songs are at an all time high. Too many music acts are sloppy and don’t give enough care to creating good, relevant, compelling songs —consistently. Learn the fundamentals of crafting compelling songs and resist the temptation to just whip something up and get it out. Poor songwriting will alienate your audience—sometimes permanently. While a consistent compelling songs will get them wanting you more.

 

  1. Record Your Music/Song Ideas As You Go Along.

You might be surprised how many of your great music and song ideas have “gone missing”.  Record your ideas on your smart phone or voice recorder as you go through your day. Just a one line change, a lyric change, a chord change may dramatically improve your song and go from good to great!

 

Doing one of these things will improve your recordings. Doing all of them could make a tremendous impact. Pick one or two to start and once you’ve implemented them; move on to another one (or two) on the list.

 

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6 Responses to “7 Ways to Improve Your Music Recordings”

  1. Jeffrey. J. Duplechain says:

    This is good advise.You really need to stand out from the crowd and be different with you sound to get noticed.That’s why every song I write I make it a little different than the last one.

  2. Totally agree with your suggestions. I think the biggest problem with some artists whether they’re performing, writing or both, is the ability to create their own ‘sound’. We’re all influenced by various artists over the course of time, and the trick is to come out with one’s own style from these influences, not copy them. The other thing is to stick with what your comfortable with or connect with and then ‘fine tune’ that sound that would truly identify you over other artists. Of course, this is not as simple as it sounds. But once you have it, stick with it.
    I’m a firm believer in being happy and comfortable with your music and if that means because of the genre, your reaching a smaller market, so be it. The thing is though, you’ll have true followers. If one wants to be an ‘overnight’ sensation, good luck and in many cases if you ever reach that status, you’ll more than likely be performing what I call, ‘conveyor belt’ music.
    To each their own I guess.
    Steve

  3. Elena Dimitro says:

    I’m reading now the article in my phone. What I want to say is: If a musician compares him/her self with some other, already well known in the same field, it is better to stop for longer time and realize his/her own abilities. Each musician is unik and no one can be as good as he would like to be unless he starts to plagiarize. Than he/she can NOT be successful at all.Remember guys, be yourselves. This is the only way to be recognized as musicians, honest ones.

  4. Mel Strait says:

    Solid songwriters may or may not be solid performers, however, they can always improve. Doing so allows their audience to hear a better version of their songs. My job allows me to make frequent recordings of performers (both audio and video) for playback on local cable. I usually offer copies to the artist for their permission to use the recordings as I see fit. Such recordings allow artists to upload samples to YouTube or Vimeo or even their own website to showcase their songs of performance ability. There are likely people like me in various areas willing to make recordings for free or a minimal charge for the same purposes.

  5. Catherine Lopez ( Charlotte, NC) says:

    Thank you for sharing.. This is very informative. 7 keys to a successful music career.

  6. José Arriaga Rendis says:

    Do you speack spanish?

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