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  • Jason Mraz on Songwriting

    Despite the media saturation, I remain a fan. Here, he describes his process. Good read.

    http://jasonmraz.com/journal/2013/how-do-you-know-when-a-song-is-done/

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    Thanks for posting that.  There are some interesting notions and suggestions in there.

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    • Lee Knight
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      Good article and great ideas. I love his mention of looping a section and letting his body and rhythm and soul just sort of jam on a section to find cadence and subject and whatever else in a melody/lyric. I really hear that in his work. I tend to do this in my mind, just running a section over and over all day and just refining the lyric and cadence till it gets smoothed out. I'd like to try his approach of doing it to a track. Interesting.


       


      Anyway, good for you Bee, for not pretending you don't like the guy. I can only wish I had half his talent.


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    I think you meant a gazillionity?
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    • rsadasiv
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      Dude rubs me the wrong way. Might be the groove. Might be the hat. Definitely not my thing. Preach it, Grace (@3:20).


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    I'm on the beach at the moment, but the song that sold me on Mraz was Absolutely Zero, the studio version. If someone could post it, you'll see what I mean.

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    • rsadasiv
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      bee3 wrote:
      I'm on the beach at the moment, but the song that sold me on Mraz was Absolutely Zero, the studio version. If someone could post it, you'll see what I mean.




    • rhino55
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      I'm a helper


    • Lee Knight
      Lee Knight commented
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      bee3 wrote:
      I'm on the beach at the moment...


      Um... it's lovely in La Jolla in a temp controlled office building drinking Flavia Machine coffee and soaking in the latest in corporate decoration schemes and work group new-think cubicle layout. And you think Vegas carpet is bad?!? I love these inspirational posters! They freaking motivate me! I think I see some green out of one of those windows maybe.


       


      The beach?!?! It's Thursday! I'm not jealous.


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    :frustratedfacesmiley:

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    • #6

      Not a huge fan of his, but that entry is certainly worth chewing on.  I think he started out as a coffee-shop type guy, who then hooked up with one of the Swedish production teams to blow his songs up.  I think I might have liked them better before.

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