Monthly Archives: February 2014

A Podcast on BECK

Click: A short Podcast on BECK

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This is an Independent audio podcast I created and put together for my MHII class regarding BECK as a musician, singer-songwriter, producer, his inspiration in music and his biggest selling album Odelay.I used samples from various albums of his I own. Thank you for listening and I hope you enjoy.

By Adrianna Parnagian

https://soundcloud.com/adriannarama/beck-podcast-by-adrianna

Listen to some of his tunes here:

www.last.fm/music/Beck/Odelay

You can get more info on Beck at his personal site from www.beck.com

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A Fantasy Band

Hello, greetings and salutations.

In this post I will be discussing a fantasy band creation completely contrived of a combination of brilliant and amazing musicians in the industry from different decades that will imaginatively create a mark in musical collaborations, if it were to actually develop in my universe. In a day and age where collaboration projects and partnerships are emerging, filled with super-star talents sharing their styles and musical ideas collectively for a grand end result this would be one of my production concepts.

As a producer this would be an ideal manufactured creation to capture a unique and exclusive experience, for not only the musicians involved, but for music lovers around the world. Organizing the ensemble, I would implement the jazzy, funk rhythmic sounds of Stuff from the mid 70’s. That would be an intriguing and fun start. Stuff was a group of talented studio musicians coming together to construct a new and groovy sound. Similar to that, as producer in a fantasy project, I am recruiting the Stuff rhythm section to conceptualize my new project. First, I would recruit Steve Gadd to do drums and percussion, Gordon Edwards and his wicked bass, as well as Richard Tee on the keys.

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A fantastic principal performer to add to this blend of talented recruited musicians would be guitar and musical extraordinaire Jimmy Page of Led Zeppelin. He is not only one of the most influential guitarists in all of rock ‘n’ roll history, but also a veteran studio musician that has worked with many other talented greats in the industry. Page’s musical style blended with his distinct Gibson sound and studio effects he so melodically constructs would be the perfect sound in this studio project. The blues infused riffs intertwined with the traditional rock sound Page exudes would mesh harmoniously with the Stuff rhythm section backing his guitar brilliance.

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Adding to this star-studded fantasy line-up would be Eddie Vedder of Pearl Jam. His distinct and powerful vocal sound and style would fit quite nicely. Pearl Jam has had an amazing array of great albums over the past two decades and has really demonstrated versatility and success. This influential and accomplished combination would surly deliver a remarkable studio album with a timeless composition.

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The result would sound like jazzy infused rock with a combination of bluesy undertones and funk roots really harmonically driven. The project will consist of 5 original tunes and 3 covers. This collaborative band project would call themselves The Friendlies, album titled Friendly Fire. Stevie Wonder would also be added to the studio list for his piano genius to accompany a few of the songs. Having this combination of musicians the production will push the limits of entirely new musical studio collaboration. As a producer it would be an amazing opportunity and learning experience working with such accomplished and talented artists, especially in one album. This arrangement will not only be pleasing to many varieties, but to actuality be a part of a rock ‘n’ roll masterpiece is what would make this fantasy creation just simply amazing. These musicians have demonstrated their professional studio talents and producing the project would be an amazing experience.

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A few elements would be needed to market this projects it receives the attention it would so deserve. It would be through ads heavily through a social media buzz through all the popular websites in order to gain a varied  and increased demographic. Having well-established names under this project is an added bonus for marketing techniques.

As a producer in a subjective industry it is almost always essential to fully understand the needs and visions the artist is trying to exude, while adapting that input to another artistic dimension for it to be heard and enjoyed cohesively. It was fun creating a fantasy band for a studio production project. I thank you in advance for reading my blog post and really hope you enjoyed it and can envision the fantasy band that I came up with.

Thanks. :”)

By Adrianna Parnagian