Mark Hansen Music - LDS Rock Music - Free Downloads

Mark Hansen Music - LDS Rock Music - Free Downloads
Get the new CD, "The Third Time" HERE

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"

Thursday, October 28, 2004

I had a very bad day yesterday, especially in the morning.

And, to top it all off, I couldn't access the blogger to post it.

But, the one good thing that did happen yesterday was that I got in to the studio and I cut some guitars for "Turn it up". I had been thinking about that tune, and pondering it. It occurred to me to shift the key so that I could sing it more easily. Sometimes, I'm singing really high, and if I shift the key up far enough, I can actually jump the vocals down into a more reasonable octave. Sometimes, however, the guitar riff that the song is based on is difficult or even impossible to play in another key. That's why so many guitar songs are in A or E.

Anyway, I thought about that, and I tried it in Bb (that's "B flat"). Why Bb? Well, that's a bit of a nod to John. The poor guy always has to play the trumpet in these guitar keys. See, every instrument has keys that are very easy to play in. A and E, the easy guitar keys, are some of the hardest for trumpet. Bb, very easy for trumpet, is usually very difficult for guitar.

But this song works in Bb, so I cut the guitars that way. And that gave my morning a big boost.

It'll be a fun tune, and would make a good title song for the next CD.

Oh! One other cool thing that happened yesterday: I got my copy of Cubase SX version 3! I installed it this morning, but I couldn't update my copy protection right away. My music computer isn't hooked up to the net, and you have to be to update the copy protection, so I'll have to do that tonight. Then I can try it all out!

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