28 June 2016

Imitation is Flattery?

“Imitation is a kind of artless Flattery.” -English writer Eustace Budgell in the newspaper The Spectator No. 605, October 1714 Get Your Facts Straight A while back, I saw a post on Facebook attributing a quote to Wayne Dyer. Ironically, I’d used that quote in a blog post and had researched the author, and it wasn’t... Read More
24 August 2015

Eclectic Verve Website Redesign

Time Flies! Sometimes it’s hard for us to believe that the concept of Eclectic Verve began in the summer and fall of 2010 and that our band has officially been around since 2011. Sometimes it seems a lot longer, sometimes it doesn’t seem it’s been nearly half a decade. However, the calendar is a data... Read More
23 July 2015

Songwriting Samples and Effects

Computer-Generated Instrumentation Along with the standard instruments such as drums, bass, and guitars, most modern music also makes judicious use of samples and computer-generated instrumentation. On I Wanna, Iguana!, Kent used several effects and instruments generated from the computer. [break][break] Creating Effects The animal sound effects on “Monkey Talk” were modified from stock sounds in... Read More
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