Services

 

Professional Services:

Song Editing, Song Development, Guitar Classes

Production, Mastering

 

 

For about five years now, I have been helping friends all over the world with various musical productions and co-writes, and also with recording and mastering. Here are some things I can also help you with.  We will start with the subject everyone is most interested in: bookings.

 

BOOKINGS

 

For BOOKINGS, I don’t do it, but I have a partner who is one of the best in the business and can also help you a lot with Artist Branding.  For better or for worse, “branding” is more important these days than the actual music, in terms of “commercial” success.  It is very affordable, however, and my partner will also help you get more gigs, and you will be happy. Just email me at the email listed below (just before my blog) after reading what I am doing.

Since the demand has become so high, I have offered to help for a fee with certain projects that are important to people, if you need:

 

Private Classical Guitar Lessons

 

For serious students only. Here is a YouTube link to a channel with some basic tools, and introductory lessons and an introduction to my method. Students should start early in life, if they can. Adults have to have a lot of patience and put in extra time. Sight reading and proper fingering are a must. I teach people how to read music, learn theory, and play the guitar properly with correct fingering and a massive dose of scales and exercises. It is not for everyone.  But I am a firm believer that once you learn your scales, and begin to understand why certain chords work the way they do, and you can read music, your whole life changes.  Not everyone agrees with me, but that is my story and I’m sticking to it.

 

 

FINE-TUNING SOUNDS AND SONGS AND MASTERING THEM FOR COMMERCIAL USE

 

1.) A quick professional songwriter demo that does not cost a fortune.  Songwriter demos that actually get picked by publishers are usually two tracks, and do not get fancy. That is, if you are pitching songs, you do not want to spend your money on a $2,000 demo. That is a very bad move.

2.) Song restructuring.  With most songs there are only a few things that need to be done to make it better, and tighter, with a strong hook.  You have to have a great title, you gotta get to the verse by 10 seconds at least, you got to get to the chorus by 50 seconds, or thereabouts. If you need help making your music tighter, with SPECIFIC suggestions and not gibberish, give me a shout. You get to own and keep my suggestions unless we decide to do a co-write. It doesn’t cost a lot.

3.) Mastering. Most of the songs people are trying to pitch for movies and sync licensing are mixed way too HOT.  If you look at your .wav. file in Audacity it should look like, well, a wave, and not a BRICK.  There is tremendous confusion out there on what it means to meet  industry standard specs for songs. It is not that hard but you do have to have the right tools, and you can’t over compress it to the point that you cannot hear each instrument in its own little space. If you can’t make out those small beautiful details, then something has gone terribly wrong.  If you need help with this, give me a shout and we’ll see what we can do. It does not cost a lot and you don’t pay if you are not happy.

For general inquiries, and even some free consultation on the realities of music publishing and such, and what you need to do to steer clear of sharks, feel free to shoot me an email at my regular email, which is dsnyder@mindread.net.

However, please do not spam me or send me joke emails, or I will block them. I help a lot of people during the course of a week and don’t have time for silliness, only serious inquiries.  I am helpful, but I am not a saint.

A tiny smidgen of film music can be found here, or just go to Spotify and type in David Snyder for the complete catalog. Let me know if I can help. Always looking to make new friends.

 

http://www.davidpsnyder.com

 

Film Music Samples

 

 

 

David’s Blog

 

Deep Thoughts by David Snyder

 

February 2018,

Hey Peeps!!

Uploading some info about a a bunch of new releases this week.  Also, a bunch of new albums on iTunes, Amazon and everywhere else.  From to time I like to post a like for inspiration, and this comes from the album Orpheus, the title track.  The reason I have posted it is because is ties with with my thought for the day:

YOU are the MOST AWESOME INDIVIDUAL WHO EVER LIVED.

Really. Think about it.  Who is more awesome than you. I hope these lyrics make sense.

 

Orpheus
By David Snyder

V1

And so last night I had a dream
I dropped my guard and learned to
Sing, I dropped my guilt
I dropped my shame, I dropped
Your cross, I dropped everything
And I was screaming in the rain
Oh Yeah
But I broke through
I broke through

CH:
I’m not singing for you
I’m singing for me, can’t you see
I’m singing for the hell of it
I’m singing for the pain of it
I’m singing for the joke in it
I’m singing for the joy of it
But I’m not making sense for you
Oh no
I am just like Orpheus
I’m singing fort the rest of us
I’m singing for the rest of us

V2

So I went walking in the stars
Found some wood made a
guitar, something whispered
in my ear said I had nothing left to
fear, said everything I need is here
while I was waiting for the train
I was the only thing that changed
But I broke through
Yeah I broke through

CH:

I’m not singing for you
I’m singing for me, can’t you see
I’m singing for the hell of it
I’m singing for the pain of it
I’m singing for the joke in it
I’m singing for the joy of it
But I’m not making sense for you
Oh no
I am just like Orpheus
I’m singing for the rest of us
I’m singing for the rest of us

CH 3:

I’m not singing for you
I’m singing for me, can’t you see
I’m singing for the hell of it
I’m singing for the pain of it
I’m singing for the joke in it
I’m singing for the joy of it
But I’m not making sense for you
Not making sense for you
And so I’m singing for the best of
I’m singing for the best of us
I’m singing for the rest of us
And I’m
saving all my prayers for us
Saving all my prayers for us

All music and lyrics copyright 2016 by David Snyder