Tag Archives: FAWM

Kick it Out

Song number seven for February Album Writing Month (FAWM) is yet another electronic piece focusing on production and technique more than melody.  This time I’m heading in more of a Tribute direction with French-House meeting Prog-Rock.  We’ve got sidechain compression … Continue reading

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Sowing Seeds

I was having problems with my Les Paul style Hamer electric, so I hopped on to YouTube to hunt down some videos on how to adjust a fixed bridge guitar so that it didn’t suck.  While playing around with the … Continue reading

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Album Update: Instrumental Tracks

Last weekend I holed myself up for two days (about 20 hours) and recorded 11 of 13 tracks for the new album, finishing out the instrumental work. Continue reading

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FAWM 2010: The Home Stretch

Wow! This has been a month. While I’ve written literally hundreds of songs throughout my life, I’ve never taken the time to write a complete, coherent album on my own. Not only that, I’ve never written this much music in a single month. So far I’ve got 12 songs written (about 45 minutes of music), two fairly complete ideas to use still, and three studio tests which I’m really proud of. Continue reading

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Songwriter Showcase

Here we go again, friends! Come join me at the Songwriter Showcase at Homebrew Coffee in San Dimas, February 20th at 7:20pm to see local singer / songwriters perform original material. I’ll be singing two of my brand new songs written for February Album Writing Month. If you can make it, make sure to grab of the new FrazierTunes postcards! Continue reading

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Rockin’ the Bendaroos

So I woke up this morning and sat down to finish out song number 8 for February Album Writing Month and noticed that something was rattling around inside my guitar. After fishing around in it for a minute I pulled out a wad of Bendaroos. Also, updates on FAWM. Continue reading

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Two More Songs!

While planning for February Album Writing Month (FAWM), I came up with a bunch of strategies to help me keep up with writing a new song every other day. I researched genres (deciding to go with soul / mid-60s Motown), studied album structure, song titles and topics, collected links to rhyming and famous quote sites… yes, I geeked out hard on the prep. But I always had this niggling sense that when it came time to write, nothing would happen. I’d sit down with my guitar and the laptop and… nothing. Nada. Zip. No ideas. Amazingly, the opposite has happened. Continue reading

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