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Music by Michael Holland

Matt Dusk would like a cool song – and here it is!

OK, so I spent three and a half weeks trying to write a song for Matt Dusk. Matt is a fantastic singer, and loves the same music that I do – the classics of Sinatra and Dino and Tony Bennett and Chet Baker and Ella Fitzgerald.  As a singer myself, I sing the classic songs […]

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SAC Week 6

Here’s my blog for Week 6! It was down to the wire, moments to go, and here it is! A Christmas song written AND recorded in the last three hours! As of 6pm tonight, I was unable to think of a song idea I liked, but I wanted to post something, dammit!  Three hours later, something […]

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SAC Challenge Week 5 – in which I murder a ballad!

  Here’s the link to my new song written for this week called “Broken”. I wrote it and played all the instruments and sang it, and recorded it all in less than one day. www.soundcloud.com/michael-holland-11/broken OK, so I confessed last week that I was too snuggly and friendly to be of much use at writing […]

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Loving penguins and Pooh Bear makes EDGY difficult

SAC Challenge Week 4 – well, it was time to be EDGY and I failed miserably because I’m just too snuggly and friendly. Oh well!  Why change a good thing?  After being on the receiving end of some pretty intense corporate litigation for way too many years, I was eventually free of that constant irritant, and I […]

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SAC Challenge Week 3

Well, it’s week 3 and we had to do an advertising pitch – a 60second commercial that could be cut down to 15s and 30s without losing the vibe!

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WAVES Element Virtual Instrumentl, an excellent synthesizer plug-in.  This shows the ISAO TOMATO patch, a reference to Isao Tomita, the Japanese synth pioneer who covered Gustav Holst's The Planets Suite using only synthesizers to create the orchestra.

SAC Challenge Week 2

Well, it’s been a long weekend.  I co-wrote a pop song with Lucy LeBlanc and Dave Stanley Daoust on Friday night, and then recorded it until Monday night, and here it is!  It’s called Unstoppable.  It’s aimed at Selena Gomez and Demi Lovato, and it was very enjoyable to work on with Lucy and Dave. This […]

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Week 6 Six Feet Under and Gone 2nd DEMO

  Well it’s here… the end of the coursera.org course on Songwriting.  It was an excellent experience.  I ran out of time,  naturally, so I didn’t quite nail it, but it was close… I posted the song with two minutes to spare. This week we had to decide how to weight our vocal lines – […]

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SAC Blogging Challenge 2013 Week 4 – “I’M 2 USED 2 THIS”

I hope you all enjoy my song “I’m 2 Used 2 This”. It’s on Soundcloud at  http://snd.sc/YNQBvs Four weeks into the coursera.org online songwriting course and we’ve covered an amazing amount of ground in a short space of time.   This week’s lessons focused on the stressing of syllables in rhythmic patterns that would preserve the […]

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