3 famous songs that have NO bridge are
"Stand By Me" by Ben E. King.
"Knocking On Heavens Door" by Bob Dylan
"Today I Started Loving You Again" Merle Haggard
"Bridge Over Troubled Water" "Scarborough Fair"
" Tutti Fruitti "
I got a Christmas card from a friend and It had a painting on It by Dante Gabriel Rossetti called "Beata Beatrix". I wrote the lyrics while looking at the painting on the card .I then wrote the music to the lyrics and called it " Heart of Rock "
.."heard melodies are sweet but those unheard are sweeter". John Keats from "Ode to a Grecian Urn"............when I get down and think, "what's the use of writing any other song", maybe I should keep this in mind ??
Jan 2007... I bought my 1st Mac G4 computer and Pro Tools digi .001. This was my 1st real studio. I decided to stop recording in other peoples studios as it was getting too expensive so I put my money into my own equipment and continued to learn how to use Pro Tools. I took a recording engineer course in 1997 and got a 95% at Sunshine Studios on Selkirk in Winnipeg. I have been in the studio recoding as a musician many times so I had a good idea of how things worked. So in jan 2011 it will have been 4 years! and I've done 4 albums.
JAN 3/12. MY MAC G4 HARD DRIVE CRASHED !!! SO I DECIDED TO UPGRADE AND NOW I HAVE DIGI 003 WITH PRO TOOLS 8.4 and windows 7.
MOST OF THE MUSIC I'VE HEARD BY GORDON LIGHTFOOT HAS NO BACKGROUND VOCALS WHERE AS MANY ALBUMS HAVE MULTI TRACKS OF BACKGROUND SINGERS. A LOT OF ELVIS MATERIAL HAS BACKGROUND VOCALS SO HOW MUCH SHOULD ONE PUT ON A RECORDING ???
I THINK "YESTERDAY " BY PAUL AND THE BEATLES , AS WELL AS
"IMAGINE" BY JOHN LENNON IS JUST ONE VOCAL TRACK ?
'STAND TALL' BY BURTON CUMMINGS , ONE VOCAL TRACK
STUFF BY FRANK SINATRA , ONE VOCAL TRACK
LOTS OF TUNES BY JERRY LEE LEWIS HAVE ONLY HIS VOCAL
THERE'S SONGS BY "GREEN DAY " and "OASIS" that have no background vocals
WHEN I STARTED GOING SOLO AND DOING ALL THE SINGING BY MYSELF , I PICKED SONGS WITH LITTLE OR NO BACKGROUND VOCALS SO IF I WAS WORKING WITH OTHER MUSICIANS WHO COULDN'T SING IT DIDN'T MATTER . ALSO IT MEANT LESS SINGING / HARMONIES TO PRACTISE .... ...DON'T GET ME WRONG I LOVE HARMONY JUST AS MUCH AS THE NEXT GUY .....I'VE SPENT HOURS AND HOURS IN MY STUDIO ADDING BACKGROUND VOCAL TRACKS ON MY ORIGINAL SONGS...
"FOR ME THE LACK OF AN AUDIENCE- THE TOTAL ANONYMITY OF THE STUDIO-PROVIDES THE GREATEST INCENTIVE TO SATISFY MY OWN DEMANDS UPON MYSELF WITHOUT CONSIDERATION FOR, OR QUALIFICATION BY , THE INTELLECTUAL APPETITE, OR LACK OF IT , ON THE PART OF THE AUDIENCE...MY OWN VIEW IS PARADOXICALLY, THAT BY PURSUING THE MOST NARCISSISTIC RELATION TO ARTISTIC SATISFACTION ONE CAN BEST FULFILL THE FUNDAMENTAL OBLIGATION OF THE ARTIST OF GIVING PLEASURE TO OTHERS.7"
7FROM A 1961 LETTER TO MRS. H.L .AUSTIN. FROM THE BOOK "THE EMOTION MACHINE" BY MARVIN MINSKY PG. 64
WAITING FOR GODOT
20 CENTURY POETRY AND POETICS UNIVERSITY OF WINNIPEG