In these reviews, Craig and Jason discuss various concepts, such as the phenomenon of having to warm up to a new album — even from a band you already love; how vocal quality and range change with age; the importance of writing memorably repetitive melodic themes; how to add additional “lifts” to your song when you’ve already maxed out your crescendoing dynamics — and many other nuanced topics.
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Craig recommends: Port of Morrow by The Shins
Jason recommends: Cold Spring Harbor by Billy Joel
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This bonus episode of The Songwriting Podcast was recorded on July 11, 2012.