Hey Fred, it’s really great! I love the groove I love the idea of the song… I thought it was about my beard. LOL good work brother, and I mean it. Peace and love, Mark Hudson
Producer for Ringo Starr, Aerosmith, Harry Nilsson, Celine Deon
Check out Molly Foote's new video of the Ricki Lee Jones tune, Youngblood. I've been working with Molly in my studio for about two years now, recording her original songs for her debut release scheduled for February 2018. Producing the final production is producer, Mark Hudson of Aerosmith and Ringo Starr fame. Other notable musicians on the final mix are sax legend, David Sanborn and drummers, Dave Welkle and Gregg Bissonette. Molly's music is a vocal mix of jazz and pop.
For the past few months I’ve been putting together a new version of Jazz & Rock & Roll horns, that is a more detailed and expanded version of the free ebook. It will come with it's companion,
The Video Scores Vol#1. In these videos I analyze the horn arrangements of popular tunes in different styles and how the arranging techniques that we covered in the ebook apply to these horn arrangements. This will help you with concepts and ideas for your own writing and reinforce the way that we use horns for their strengths.
Two Part Writing
Three Part Writing
Four & Five Part Writing
The Blues Scale
The Rhythm section
God Bless the Child - BS&T
Question 67 & 68 - Chicago
Serpentine Fire - EW&F
What Is Hip - Tower of Power
Lil Darlin - Neal Hefti
The Bird Sing - The S+F show
Trailblazers Theme - FSM
Scrapple From the Apple
I picked these arrangements because I think they show a variety of arranging techniques. Style of music, number and type of horns, from Super Sax to Tower Of Power.
For more info:
Had a great time on PRP 99.1fm taking with Joe and Inessa about the local music scene and playing a few tunes off the S+F CD.
Get Over The Hump, a Songwriter's toolkit and... this morning we woke up to a few orders in our inbox. Very exciting for Holly and I. Go to SONGWRITERS TOOLKIT under EBOOKS in the menu bar for more info.
The SEAN+FRED Show, recently at Vie De Boheme in Portland Oregon. This is what we sound like doing "Peg" by Steely Dan. Love the echo. www.theseanandfredshow.net
Session 21 is our first 'Mailbag'. I thought it would be a good time to answer some of the emails I've been getting. Though I try to respond to all your questions asap, I think it's a good idea to share with everyone so we can all benefit.
Portland Trailblazer's theme music for broadcast. Broadcast opener. 45sec edit of 2min15sec.
This was KING BETA's 2nd gig at Duff's Garage who had just moved over to the east side of Portland. Nice big stage with plenty of dance floor, and the crowd rocked it out. Thanks Chrissy Faith for shooting this for us on my iphone.
Was a great night for KING BETA at Duff's Garage. Hope to be back soon. A great room - just the right size. I think we rock em well. Thanks Suzie.