Mastering Metal Songwriting


Mastering Metal Songwriting


Lesson Info

24 Pre-Show

Well, good morning, internet and if you're on the other side of the world, good evening. Welcome back to creative live. This is mastering metal song writing with a levy a day two of a two day course, and yesterday we had a fantastic day and covered a whole bunch of different topics had amazing guests, ryan, and a bunch of amazing topics that we covered. So if you're joining us just today, that one will be rebroadcast, I think is well, we have a ton of really exciting stuff that's coming up on creative live if you head on over to the music and audio course page on creative lives, we have, of course, coming up with the manager of incubus. Andi see renny on how to take your music and your projects, whatever that looks like for you to the next level. It's going to be a really cool course, I'm super excited about it and there's a number of other courses, so check those out on the music and audio course page, and in addition we have gear giveaway who doesn't love free stuff, right? So we're ...

doing pre show right now, so I'm gonna take a few minutes and we're gonna we're gonna talk about some of the some of the other rat stuff is coming up on creative life. One of which is this gear give away so if you head on over to the creative life facebook page, if you just search creative live music and audio, it'll pop up and there's information on there if you click on the sign ups tab so if you need to realign because it's early and hear that again, you go to the facebook music and audio page click on sign ups and that's where that there's information on the gear give away were given away an apogee one a boss tuner on apogee jam ninety six que eso seem pretty cool little gadgets and gizmos there that you can get for free just by signing up, so make sure you do that in addition, you can always be part of the live in studio audience here in seattle or in san francisco, but most of our music and idea of course has come out of the seattle studio, so if you're just tuning in and you don't know how to do that, you can head over to creative live dot com backslash, front row and there's all the information that you need teo get there so we're just doing our pre show right now. We got about ten minutes of pre show where we're checking the microphones and cameras, making sure everything's work in making sure you can hear and see everything you need to hear and see on dh so we were going to take a minute now tio meet our in studio audience members if you weren't with us yesterday we have we have two in studio audience members with us today erin how you doing this morning? Man feeling good looking good but there you go little tired you stay up late like going over I'm just a night owl in general like you don't have to be up early it's just hard to go to bed early yeah you know I hear that we got from lord coffee so we'll survive there you go that's awesome. So what where can we find you online? First of all, people are what do you what do you do? And I'm a record producer in a mixer so envisage audio dot com is my main website for that and then I also play guitar in a band called seven horns and seven eyes she's all that mess on facebook or wherever that's very cool yeah on what was what was one thing one takeaway like poignant moment from yesterday that you that you liked so I don't know I don't have a lot of fun talking about transitions because it's such a simple thing sometimes on dh it's nice to be reminded of like you know you don't have to really overthink them you just have to you know, just just a little something sometimes it's enough to really make a song really flow and you know, I don't know that's part of the one thing that comes to mind right now. Yeah, well, it was a lot of contact yesterday, though tears I'm racking my brain, trying to remember everything talking. We covered this kind of stuff and, well, yes, good it's really going awesome and done. Good morning, how's it going, it's going good, good and what do you do, don? I am a software developer by trade for a company called emma's health, which is not nearly as as metal is anything here, but I've been playing music for a while and I love doing, and I'm finally getting back into making new stuff, which I've just been, uh didn't didn't really work on much for a while, but then all of a sudden, it's just this tsunami of of creativity that I haven't felt in a while. This is coming at the perfect time for me, this experience, and probably yesterday I had a similar similar similar favorite stuff as aaron, but the transition because for me, transitions are maybe the most stressful part of it because I've got this stuff that I feel is grain and feels like the big picture, it feels like a song what going from one part to another it's like god hasn't worked, but especially what todd from males was talking about yesterday with I forget which song it was I think it was the first for he was referring to the first track on abandon all life where they start with that or if that was originally written ah further you know to be pivoted on the open sea string in their case and then but then they re shifted they shifted it up half step of a fret so that they could go down for the for the verse and you know, I always think it's it's just so cool that there's you know, it's just a very subtle thing and I think that it resets the listeners brain are kind of, you know, pulls a fast one on them and distracts them so that you know, they're willing to accept this this jump in the music is willing to accept this transition and I was experimenting with ah that exact technique last night it was like a kind of worked out that's awesome. Is that why you're tired this morning stayed up too late? Yes techniques to work that's awesome don thanks so if you're just tuning in we are doing our pre show and those were two are awesome in studio audience members we've been getting hang out here at the seattle creative life studio if you ever want to be part of the live in studio audience here, a creative live I said earlier I'll say it again because I think it's a wonderful opportunity to not only learn but actually get to rub shoulders with these amazing instructors that we bring into creative live just head over to creative, live dot com, backslash, front row there's all the information on their it's pretty easy, though I mean, if you're interested in motivated teo to be part of learning in this creative community here, that's just a great way, teo really get involved and get to meet some really cool people, so I want to let you know to that. Like I said before, we do have a bunch of amazing courses coming up. I'm just going to tell you about a few of those real quick so you could be marking your calendars if you have your calendar on a smartphone, get it out of your pocket right now and take these dates down. Go to the course page are svp for the course because there's a ton of really cool stuff coming up like I said before, of course, the steve renny, the manager in cuba's talking about music business is called dream it do it, breaking into the music industry that one is on july second and so he's going to be talking about how to just take your projects to the next level if you're serious about what you're doing and you want to try to make a make it go for it in the music industry that's there's no better way than toe learn from somebody who's had that level of success it's pretty pretty insane actually july ninth interrupt a home recording with zach barnell we have zack in here for the summer gear guide course, which actually is free, so you should go get that course. We talked about a bunch of the gear this coming out this summer and as working musicians it's always hard to tryto figure out what gear will really help you the most because we were all on budget and so that course was really cool. We got to talk about a whole bunch of really neat gear. Zack was a guy that came in and taught there, so he's going to be talking about home recording howto optimize your space, whatever that looks like, whether it's in your basement or if you're dedicating a room or two in your house teo to recording he's going to be talking a lot about that it's going to be awesome july seventeenth we have sam coming back he was part of the summer gear guide as well he's going to be talking about making using drum samples, really smart engineer and then on the eighteenth of july he's going to be talking about guitar so back to back courses there. Make sure to go over to the music and auntie, of course, page. Oh, we're not course pages. Just the music and audio home page and r s v p for this course is the way you do that is by clicking on that little blue button on the right hand side. There's a little star, you just are three people, and what that does is it basically gives you reminders for when the courses air coming up so you don't oversleep and miss free education. That will really take your craft to the next level.

Class Description

It’s easy for musicians to get so caught up in the latest gear, plugins, and presets, and forget that ultimately, it’s all about the music. Join Eyal Levi and special guests Ryan Clark (Demon Hunter), Todd Jones (Nails, Terror), and John Browne (Monuments) for an in-depth exploration of what it takes to craft great songs.

Eyal will share the tricks of the songwriting trade he’s learned over years of experience as a producer at Audiohammer Studios (The Black Dahlia Murder, August Burns Red, Whitechapel) and guitarist for Century Media/Roadrunner artists Daath. Throughout this two-day course, you’ll learn everything you need to know about the three core components of metal/rock songwriting. You’ll learn about basic song structure and riff-writing; melodies, leads, and vocals; and fine-tuning the arrangement to take your song from good to great. Eyal will be joined by special guests -- from musicians to producers and more -- who will empower you to take your songwriting to new heights.