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"

Friday, October 14, 2005

Today was a kind of fun musical day. I've been thinking about adding a section of songs to the music page. I think it would be fun to re-release some of my really old stuff as singles. I mean old stuff, like from back in the "Joyful Noise" days. I figure I can put it out on my site, like once a month or so, when I don't put out a new tune, to kind of keep things happening at the site.

So, I've been listening to all the old stuff, and I'm really proud of the writing and the arranging on most of those tunes, but some of the vocals are pretty atrocious... I'll have to choose them carefully so as not to frighten away my audience!

And then, tonight, I did some more work on "Dancin'". I started out by just laying down another scratch vocal. I thought I'd reworked the lyrics and so I'd do it again... Also, I've been working out almost every day, and doing my vocal work as well, so I went into it pretty confident. But I was still surprised. Just a coupla takes and I've got an almost keeper track!

Then I added a few more bits of harmony vocal, and played with it to create an up-rush reverse reverb at the beginning (it was fun to figure out how to do that...) and then some roughs on the horn parts.

On the horns, I couldn't get my sampler to play right, so I finally gave up on it and just loaded up a soft synth and pulled up any old horn section patch. It was pretty cheezy, but it held the notes. When John comes in and plays it, it'll sound much punchier.

MRKH - Mark Hansen
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