Ways for Musicians to Harmonize Their Careers With Their Wallets by Stephanie Haywood

Ways for Musicians to Harmonize Their Careers With Their Wallets Earning a living as an artist has always been like scaling a cliff without a harness. For musical performers, recent world events have toughened the challenge. If you depend on money from taking the stage, think about exploring alternative sources of revenue. Many profitable paths … Read more

Ariana Grande, Eternal Sunshine

“Eternal Sunshine” is a song by Ariana Grande from her sixth studio album, “Positions,” released in 2020. The album explores themes of love, intimacy, and self-discovery, and “Eternal Sunshine” is one of its standout tracks. In “Eternal Sunshine,” Ariana Grande reflects on the fleeting nature of happiness and the impermanence of life’s joys. The song’s … Read more

What Does Music Mean Anymore? – Fran Blanche

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eX1yT3skIs8   stereo, mono, quadraphonic, 5.1, 7.1 background noise   Fran Blanche is a musician, inventor, engineer, and YouTube content creator known for her expertise in electronics, music, and DIY projects. She is the founder of Frantone Electronics, a boutique guitar effects pedal company, and has gained recognition for her work in the field of … Read more

The Bernard Purdie Interview: Steely Dan, Aretha Franklin & “The Purdie Shuffle”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6uusF1iie88 Great comment: “So So refreshing, the slop, NO CLICK TRACK, totally human space, air, feel, slosh, groove. ”   Bernard “Pretty” Purdie is a highly acclaimed American drummer known for his influential contributions to popular music, particularly in the genres of funk, soul, jazz, and rock. He is renowned for his distinctive groove, impeccable … Read more

Superb Info on Sessions, Tone, Guitars, Amps

Guitar amp tone refers to the specific sound characteristics produced by an amplifier when connected to an electric guitar. This tone can be influenced by various factors, including the type of amplifier (tube, solid-state, or digital), the settings on the amplifier (such as gain, volume, bass, midrange, treble, presence, etc.), the guitar being used, the … Read more

“I don’t always listen to Journey, but when I do so do the neighbors.”

Other comments from the video, about musicianship, sound quality, singer range, etc., emotion, power, joy — you know, all these guys were good on their instruments. Steve Smith.. never one lick out of place. Ross. same. Jonathan… just solid and a perfect match for the band Nothing flashy. Neil… fiery solos and aggressive playing but … Read more

George Martin Discusses The Beatles Albums

  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zU8IgMVPT1w       George Martin, often referred to as the “Fifth Beatle,” played a crucial role in shaping the sound of The Beatles’ albums as their producer. Throughout his career, Martin has discussed The Beatles’ albums in various interviews, documentaries, and writings, offering insights into the band’s creative process, recording techniques, and the … Read more

Capturing Sound: How Technology Has Changed Music

Mark Katz, a professor at the Peabody Conservatory of Music at The Johns Hopkins University, discussed his book, “Capturing Sound: How Technology Has Changed Music.” The event was sponsored by the Library’s John W. Kluge Center, the Music Division and the Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division. According to Katz, who teaches in the … Read more

Sage of Quay™ – Mike Williams – Did Bernard Purdie Play Drums on 21 Beatle Songs?

“98% of the groups are not [playing] on their own records.” – Bernard Purdie https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9HGEbpKWfw4     Bernard Purdie is a highly acclaimed American drummer known for his versatile and influential contributions to the world of music, particularly in the genres of jazz, funk, and soul. Born on June 11, 1939, in Elkton, Maryland, Purdie’s … Read more

Sage of Quay – Mike Stock – Inside The Music Business – YouTube Edition (July 2022)

Excellent, as usual. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lCyZmcnhaJU     Mike Stock is a prominent figure in the music industry, particularly known for his work as part of the songwriting and production team Stock Aitken Waterman (SAW). Alongside partners Matt Aitken and Pete Waterman, Stock was instrumental in producing a string of chart-topping hits in the late 1980s and … Read more

Alan Watt & Thomas Sheridan on the Music Industry & Culture Creation

The music industry is nothing like what is imagined (and pretended to) by the public. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pS1BxV-lxUo   Alan Watt and Thomas Sheridan are both authors and researchers who have explored the topics of culture, psychology, and the media industry, including the music industry. While their views may vary, they have both touched upon the influence … Read more

Sage of Quay™ – Mike Williams – The ADDENDUM: Did the Beatles Write ALL Their Own Music? (Apr 2023)

Apr 1, 2023 Mike reflects back 3 years on his groundbreaking and controversial presentation Did the Beatles Write All Their Own Music? as well as presenting additional research since April 2020 that reinforces his conclusion that the Beatles did not write all their own music or play on all their recorded tracks.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H0zGfLwsgJM   … Read more

Long-time pro players / engineers explain and compare the reasons WHY behind their session, mics to mastering – welcome to Hyper School w/ Rick Beato and friends

  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=97eIIpla95k       === Studio microphone recording techniques involve various approaches to capturing sound in a recording environment, aiming to achieve the desired audio characteristics, spatial imaging, and overall quality. Here’s an overview of some common studio microphone recording techniques: 1. **Mono Recording**: – **Single Mic**: Using a single microphone to capture the … Read more

“There are four drummers on the Beatles music. Ringo is not one of them.” – Bernard Purdie, studio drummer

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hz9EGGiOuso   Overdubbing or Replacement? How many? Ringo Starr or Pete Best? Excellent, interesting clarifications.   From the video decription —   Research sources: Mark Lewisohn – 1: The Beatles – All These Years – Extended Special Edition: Volume One: Tune In, http://amzn.to/2hGkuAT Max Weinberg – The Big Beat, http://amzn.to/2AVXp1C Gig Magazine, “Bernard Purdie: The … Read more

Ian Schreier’s SM57 Drum Mic seminar

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hC7Ed3u4UHQ   ===   The Shure SM57 is a versatile dynamic microphone that is commonly used for a variety of audio recording applications, including miking drums. While it’s not specifically designed as a drum mic, the SM57 is often employed on drums due to its durability, reliability, and ability to capture sound accurately across a … Read more

Gregg Bissonette Hears A Drumless Song Once And Plays It Perfectly

Sit in on an impromptu recording session with a pro session drummer.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OMALS_mIg1E     ===   A drum chart, also known as a drum score or drum notation, is a written representation of a drum part or rhythm. Drum charts are used by drummers to learn and perform music accurately, particularly in situations where sheet … Read more

Measuring DIY Speakers — ported / sealed — insulated / not — plastic fiber concrete boxes — Room acoustics, treatments

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jjZHFIdfUFk   Helium gas inside enclosure.  Overall +2dB gain as speaker back-pressure is reduced.     Anechoic chamber response — blue/purple is speaker-forward facing; red is speaker-rear facing (into absorptive lining).     Ported vs Sealed.  Ported gives overall more bass output (+5dB), all other factors approximately equal.  Green is ported; blue/purple is sealed.   … Read more

Understanding the Different Types of Acoustical Treatments – Absorption

In this livestream, we go over the various types of acoustical room treatments with resident expert Anthony Grimani. We discuss how to acoustically treat a room and where to locate treatments along with things you should NOT do. Various acoustical treatment types are discussed with this episode focusing on absorption. Diffusion, reflectors, and bass traps … Read more

Alan Watt & Thomas Sheridan on the Music Industry & Culture Creation

The music industry is nothing like what is imagined (and pretended to) by the public. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pS1BxV-lxUo     Alan Watt and Thomas Sheridan are both authors and speakers known for their perspectives on topics related to culture, media, and psychology. While they have addressed the music industry and the concept of “culture creation” in their … Read more