Behind the writing of “Bound”

In 2019, I wrote a song called “Bound”. My original concept was that when you are young you believe you can only accomplish your goals by being dedicated to a destination. You have to strive to reach a specific goal and, in doing so, you are “bound” to get there. I liked the concept andContinue reading “Behind the writing of “Bound””

New Album : Anatomy of a music project

Writing and recording an album is a laborious process. While the technology has certainly become better, easier to use, and very reasonably priced; the reality is the artist still needs to”do the work”. Here is a breakdown of the process and the timeline: Step one Write good songs. A song can come in a flashContinue reading “New Album : Anatomy of a music project”

Soul Pigeon added to several Pandora algorithms

You can check out Soul Pigeon on any major streaming platform. Our friends over at Pandora have just placed us on several of their recommendation algorithms and we wanted to thank them for that!!! Great results so far. Please consider downloading Pandora and check out our artist profile And if you do visit our artistContinue reading “Soul Pigeon added to several Pandora algorithms”

Dissonance in Music

Think of your favorite song and I promise you it has some dissonance.  Dissonance is a somewhat “off-putting” feeling or sound that you experience in a song.   The only way dissonance works is that it resolves to something non-dissonant.  Music is just like life, it just simply can’t be all smooth and perfect. There isContinue reading “Dissonance in Music”

A good song: do the chords matter?

There are some truly brilliant songwriters out there who are coming up with amazing songs using the most basic chords out there. Musically, I like to hear something fresh and not the same three chords (I, IV, V).   There are a few songwriters that really deliver.  Paul Simon would be one songwriter that comes toContinue reading “A good song: do the chords matter?”

Chords that sing

I’m always playing around with different chords. Whether it’s chord substitutions, inversions, or voicings I get inspired by the sound they create. Here are a few of my favorites Voicing I love 7/9 chords. I end up using them everywhere. If you don’t know 7/9 chords they are super easy and, properly used, can giveContinue reading “Chords that sing”

Behind the scenes – writing a song

Writing a song is not like following a well marked trail, there are literally hundreds of ways you can go. However, the western musical scale only has twelve notes and the majority of songs have only a few chords. But that framework has produced millions of songs. A songwriter gets a hint of a musicalContinue reading “Behind the scenes – writing a song”