Freebies

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


 

Free Stuff

 

Educational

Audio

  Audio Spectrum Analyzer: Covers the use of the analyzer in both live sound and studio recording.
  Compressors: How to use compressors during the recording process, the mix and the mastering session.
  Equalizers: Discusses the different types of equalizers and the different applications for each type.
  Microphones: Different types of microphones and some of their applications.
  Normalizing: How to use normalizing to get the most out of a mastering session.

Guitar & Bass

  Grip optimization: Playing the correct pitch; How to avoid notching your frets; Preventing tendonitis.
  Timing Tips for acoustic guitar: Tips and tricks for improving your timing.

Instrumental

  Playing with feel: Mastering dynamic control of your instrument to keep your groove flowing smoothly.
  Playing with feeling: Expressing your feelings through the use of dynamics.
  Practice tips: How to get the most out of your practice sessions.

Songwriting

  10 Easy Steps To Building A song: A step-by-step guide for a systematic approach to writing a song. You can actually write a song by following the instructions in this lesson. Upon completion of the lesson you will have accomplished the construction of an entire song.

Voice

  Vocal Tips: Tips for improving the quality of your singing voice.

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