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 […]
Music by Michael Holland
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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!
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 […]
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 – […]
Here’s the link https://soundcloud.com/michael-holland-11/six-feet-under-and-gone Enjoy!
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 […]
OK, my public humilation is complete. It’s good for me! Here’s the URL for the demo I made for my song fragment this week.
“Valentine’s Day” (words & music by Michael Holland) all instruments and vocals: Michael Holland produced by Michael Holland ISRC: CA-5NB-13-00001