Nidzan
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@nidzan commented on @tommaso-zillio's lessons
2 months ago
This is a very interesting post with a lot of good advice. I believe that the most important thing when it comes to writing songs is the feel and emotion of the song itself. It all depends on a number of factors of course and the process can vary. One thing that I would mention is whether you are writing alone or along-side more musicians. If you are doing all the work by yourself, things get a little bit easier as you are the only one who has a certain direction in mind that the song should take and adjust that direction and moving back between the instruments and lyrics in order to make them go well together is as flexible as you want it to be and there is no idea clashing. However, if you are writing with somebody else, ideas can clash and they might not share their vision of the song with you. The more people that are involved, the more difficult it is for everyone to achieve their vision of the song and usually somebody has to compromise. Personally, I have never been a very good instrumentalist. Although I can play a couple of instruments on a medium level, most of my knowledge of them is there to accompany my vocal needs. Since that is the case, I usually leave all of the instrumental work to be done by my instrumentalists, mostly guitarists and then I chip in with vocal lines and of course the lyrics. While the vocal lines are always my own, I would usually ask the guitarists if they had an idea for the lyrical subject. If they didn’t have the answer then I would just let my creative side run wild. I would mostly listen to the song while humming the vocal line and listening to the feeling and what images the song invokes in my brain. It could be just one simple thing like love or hate, or something more complicated like an entire story of a certain character, fictional or real. Once I know the subject and the line, it is not that hard for me to put it all in a cohesive narrative and combine those fragments into a whole. Afterward, we practice the song with the band and I make small adjustments like word choice and length of the vocal lines to fit the song better and make things sound interesting and not too repetitive.
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@nidzan commented on @davidsertl's articles
3 months ago
Another age-old question and a heated debate among musicians. First of all, I will have to take my side and say that I am one of those people who think the feeling is more important.Also, I would be lying if I said that I have an advanced technical knowledge and that I am a master of the guitar nor a master of singing.Throughout my experience and during my recording sessions, I have had my producer tell me numerous times comments like “You sing well,but there is no emotion” or “Your voice sounds great, but I don’t hear anything there that will make me listen to it and say that’s awesome” or something along the lines of “Bring more feeling into it”. So coming with a background like this I would definitely be a representative of the”Feeling” group. However, the technique is important and everything should be polished as much as it could be but the feeling is what everyone can relate to.Somebody who is not musically talented and just listens to music to enjoy it, they will definitely judge it by the feeling that your music evokes, and to evoke the feeling, you need to have the feeling. I have also had numerous cases of my guitarist who is the master of the guitar and knows every single scale, tap, and arpeggio that there is out there where he had written a solo for a song that was technically correct but it just didn’t portray the feeling and the atmosphere of the song.SO when faced with this dilemma, I would definitely go for the feeling over technique if I had to pick.
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"Over coming Fear of Playing in Public "
"Playing and performing in public can pose a problem for some people, so much so, that I know a couple of people who gave up performing completely... "
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