Genos, the latest flagship Digital Workstation from Yamaha, is an incredibly inspiring songwriting tool as well as a powerful performance and studio instrument. Prolific Nashville songwriter, Ashley Gorley, was asked by Yamaha to spend some time working with the Genos and then to give us his thoughts. Ashley has written dozens of number one singles and has over three hundred songs recorded by several prominent artists. Here, we get a glimpse into Ashley’s process and we learn why he thinks the Genos is a terrific songwriting companion.
“Having so many people to work with and connecting and working with them, having that brain power, that energy… I love this experience, because with every single person comes magic.”
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Turn your holiday into days filled with music
Discover the wonder of music
Give yourself and your children the chance to rap, sing and play
Write their own music
Record a song like their heroes
Use the randomize function in conjunction with the Split Song Blocks tool to create a chord pattern for the chorus.
Tutorial taken from: Songwriting with EZKeys
The Juno Songwriters’ Circle is an intimate showcase demonstrating the powerful role that songwriting plays. Fans and guests experience rare collaborations among artists and get the inside scoop on the inspiration and process behind their favourite songs. Twelve-time Juno nominee Alan Doyle hosts this year’s Songwriters’ Circle at Centennial Hall in London, Ont. Tune in Sunday, March 17, at noon ET.
HOW TO MAKE A BEAT FOR SONGWRITERS (make a basic beat in Logic pro x, if you don’t have Logic this process can be adjusted for whatever software you are currently using).
Whether you’re a seasoned songwriter or just beginning you ARTISTpreneurial journey this video will teach you how to create a track from scratch! This is a super simple process that also works even if you don’t know how to play an instrument.
Part of the Songwriters Guild of America’s Songwriting 101 Video Series:
SGA President Rick Carnes and SGA Board Member Adam Mitchell sit down to discuss songwriting from the creative and business perspectives. Rick Carnes has earned 40 platinum albums with songs recorded by artists Garth Brooks, Reba McEntire, Alabama, Steve Wariner, Pam Tillis, and Dean Martin. His song, “I Can’t Even Get the Blues No More” was Reba McEntire’s first number one single, and “Long Neck Bottle” recorded by Garth Brooks, set a record on the Billboard charts by entering the charts at #10. Adam Mitchell is an award winning songwriter/record producer who has worked with Kiss, Linda Ronstadt, Waylon Jennings, Chicago, Merle Haggard, Graham Nash, Art Garfunkel, Manhattan transfer, Peter Paul and Mary, Mac Davis, Gordon Lightfoot, Anne Murray, Nicolette Larson and Graham Nash.