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Arranging Creatively – The Basics (arranging emotionally)

Sunday, February 13, 2011 - 16:20
We’ve talked a bit about creativity coming from outside sources, but how about things your group can do on its own to be creative? As you craft the sound of your album there are few things more...
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Recording Review: Sonos' "December Songs"

Wednesday, December 15, 2010 - 11:43
There are two things that Sonos does exceptionally well: command a stage, and sing! Those of us who saw them perform at SoJam 2010 can attest to their ability to keep an audience on its toes. Here on...

Robert Dietz: You Need A Producer

Thursday, November 11, 2010 - 10:46
Let’s look first at sources outside of your group. You have your music selected, arranged, and now you’re ready to record.  It’s at this juncture that you should seriously consider hiring a...

Robert Dietz: Turn Up The Creativity Dial

Friday, October 1, 2010 - 10:47
I review for RARB, and the question people ask me most often is “have you gotten any really bad CDs lately?”  Three years ago when I first got started the answer was yes, I got them all the...

Recording Tips You Need To Know

Tuesday, January 5, 2010 - 22:49
Dear Reader: I have some advice for you. You see, today marks the first day since October of 2007 that I haven’t been recording or doing production work on an a cappella album. That’s over 2 years...

Are We Professional?

Sunday, July 26, 2009 - 12:11
A friend of mine recently asked me whether or not I thought he should advertise his singing group as a “professional a cappella group.”  Seems like a pretty normal question, right?  After...

Arranging: There’s No Magic Formula

Thursday, July 2, 2009 - 11:12
For all you aspiring arrangers out there young and old, I have good news and bad news.  The bad news is that unfortunately there’s no magic formula for how to put together a good a cappella...
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