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
11 July 2015
Album Release = Harvest
Eclectic Verve's second album release is similar to a farmer's harvest.
07 July 2015
Recording Vocal Tracks
Once the drums, bass, guitars and MIDI instrumentation are recorded, the vocal tracks are recorded.
25 June 2015
After the songwriting is done and the collateral material has been created, the expensive part of creating music—professional sound recording—begins.
23 June 2015
I Wanna, Iguana! CD Arrival
The release of the second Eclectic Verve album is slated for July 11, 2015. Order your copy today.
18 June 2015
From Songwriting to Recording
After the songwriting is done, a musician has additional preparation if the desire is to record an album.
11 June 2015
Another Eclectic Verve Album On The Way
I follow a general process incorporating aspects unique to each album when I'm writing music. The inception of our current project began at the end of 2012.
09 March 2015
Eclectic Verve Songwriting
I think the act of songwriting can be fascinating to people unfamiliar with the life of a singer/songwriter, but my intent with this post...