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BMI affiliated published songwriter since 1979
Producer/engineer and A&R for Captain Blue Records since 1980

Instructor at DeMelfi School of Music since 2005


 

Music production and instruction

Songwriting instruction

Learn to write songs fast with little or no musical instrument skills using music technology.   Using Cubase Pro 9, I show you how to compose music and get a professional sounding recording without having to play an instrument. Using Masterwriter, I show you how to generate lyrics for your songs.  Using both, you can now write quality songs without having to wait for inspiration. Become a track writer in just a few lessons, and improve your skills with ongoing one-on-one mentoring.

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Music theory instruction

Beginner through advanced levels

  • Understand the language of music.
  • Make it do what you want it to do. 
  • Communicate with other musicians.  
  • Write songs faster. 
  • Eliminate writer's block. 
  • Analyze and emulate your favorite songs

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Guitar instruction

Learn to read

  • tablature
  • standard notation 
  • Strum patterns
  • Scales
  • improvisation

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Functional keyboard instruction 

The many uses of the piano keyboard in modern music composition

  • Learn piano technique
  • Playing virtual instruments on a piano keyboard
  • MIDI editing

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Recording instruction

  • Microphone types and placement
  • tracking audio and midi
  • sound manipulation
  • plug-ins.
  • Editing
  • Mixing
  • Mastering

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Music production instruction

Create massive instrumental arrangements with your computer.

  • Learn Cubase Pro 9
  • Production tricks
  • Virtual instruments
  • Arranging 

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Music production for sync licensing

  • Preparing your music for licensing in various formats
  • meta tagging 
  • Includes leads in the licensing industry
  • Understanding front end and back end royalties
  • Make money making music

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Hire a producer

  • Hire my 40+ years of experience, with my equipment or yours for an hourly rate 
  • Get your music recorded, mixed and mastered
  • Get your music on all popular digital platforms such as ITunes, Google Play, Amazon, and more.

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Your Own Loop Creations

Do you have loops you created or sections of a song you recorded that you would like to use in other recording projects? Bring them into my studio, create them in my studio, or send them to me and I will prepare them so they can be used in any DAW project and will follow the tempo of the project.

 

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Taylor Sappe Music Production & Instruction