Mark Hansen Music - LDS Rock Music - Free Downloads

Mark Hansen Music - LDS Rock Music - Free Downloads
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WARNING: Listening to this music doesn't require parental approval. It's a bit of clean rebellion. It keeps your outlook up and your hope alive. It's got strong drums and screaming guitars. It pumps you up and drives your life. It's a hunger for exploration. It chooses the right and returns with honor. It's music you don't have to confess to your bishop.

It's not your parents' "Saturday’s Warrior".

It's "A Joyful Noise"

Wednesday, December 31, 2003

Oh, I had some real fun this morning!

Woke up early and went into my studio room and cut the electric guitars for "Things". This tune rocks. It really does.

I'm kinda funny. As I'm playing my instrument, or even singing, I get really focused on what I'm doing, and sometimes I get all tense. Sometimes I don't realize it until I'm done and I undo all that tension. This morning, after cutting and recutting and rerecutting all those tracks, I could hardly stand up, my back was so stiff!

Or maybe I'm just getting old...


What was it that Ian Anderson sang, "You're never to o-o-old to rock and ro-o-oll... If you're still to young to die...."


Tuesday, December 30, 2003

The last two days I've been working on a brand new one. I just wrote it earlier this month.

It's called, "The Things I Do". I'll post the lyrics up soon.

So, yesterday, I cut a very raw acoustic guitar line, and an even rawer vocal track. It's just a guide so that I can work out the structure of the song. I'll end up replacing all of that.

It's a fun tune. It's got a sort of late-model Cinderella feel to it, a hard rock blues. I'm playing slide on it, in fact, and that'll be interesting, because I've never really seriously done much slide. I've been practicing it a lot with the acoustic, so hopefully that'll translate to the recording.

Sunday, December 28, 2003

Wow. Been a long time since I updated everyone. I can't begin to cover all the stuff that's gone down in the studio since then.

This morning, though, I worked on "Rejoice", a tune for my wife. It was written many years ago, but only recently has started to come forward in the studio. I think I cut the basic guitar tracks about a month ago.

It's got this cool bluesy sort of beat, and it's shifting keys all over the place. During the verses, I'm playing this cool sort of triplet kinda beat by slapping my knee with my hands. You know, kinda like when you just get this infectious beat in your head and you start tapping along? That's the feeling I'm getting from this.

Anyway, this morning I cut the drums and the bass. Well, the drums part is kinda missleading. Actually I only roughed in the the kick and the snare. The bass was tricky because there's a couple of guitar solo parts where the bass does this sort of scalar walking around kinda thing, almost jazz-band like. But with all those key changes, it was pretty tricky. I had to record it in sections.

Oh, and more on John N...

He did some orchestration for me on "Millstones" and we decided that he would just help me co-produce the rest of the CD. I'm pretty stoked about it, especially since that'll get me motivated to get focused on it and get it done.

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