The Modern Recordist podcast EP: 028 – Leave room for the conversation – The 15 Minute Mixdown

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This week on The Modern Recordist, I do another solo edition of The 15 Minute Mixdown segment.

I talk about a songwriting technique that lends to a post-creation collaboration with fans. This technique is key in creating compelling music that will keep fans engaged, creating real meaning and impact with them.

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Many writers and filmmakers employ a technique of leaving “open loops” in order to craft a compelling story. In the songwriting and record-making world, leaving something “intentionally incomplete” seems to be a more applicable way to think about it.

It’s also something folks like award-winning photographer, Chase Jarvis, talk about, as well as filmmakers like JJ Abrams.

YouTube videos, podcasts, and other resources mentioned in this episode:

JJ Abrams “Mystery Box” TED talk

London Real podcast

Chase Jarvis/Chase Jarvis Live

Creative Live

About The Modern Recordist

The Modern Recordist is a podcast devoted to the exploration and continual discussion around designing and living your life as an extraordinary artistic visionary. Each I venture on this journey, either in a casual hang out with a guest, or by diving into a specific topic for a few minutes in more of a monologue-structured format.

Hear stories and learn from the most innovative, inspired, and talented songwriters and artists in the music scene. Spark your creative genius with actionable advice and takeaways. Become inspired and move to action as you design and live your life as an extraordinary artistic visionary.

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After you’ve listened to the episode posted above in it’s entirety, take a few minutes to poke around my site here. There’s plenty of valuable things to soak in, such as previous episodes of The Modern Recordist podcast, and even my free resource on simple tips for recording drums:

Recording Drums 101


And here’s a hat tip to some other folks that help make The Modern Recordist…

JD Tiner is the main man behind Glass Onion Recording, the studio that serves as my home base for my projects, as well as the home base for The Modern Recordist. Go “Like” Glass Onion Recording on Facebook at:

Parrish is a producer/engineer. He also handles the engineering for The Modern Recordist, as well as the social media aspects of the show.

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We are entering the final weeks of the year. As 2015 comes to a close, we here at The Modern Recordist need your support to get this podcast out to as many people as possible. Let’s do a big push in these final weeks, spreading the word around the internet about this podcast.

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We launched The Modern Recordist last June. The back half of 2015 has been an awesome journey, serving as an incredible first 6 months for us. So let’s blast into 2016 SUPER HOT, and continue on the good vibes in the coming year. We want to continue to bring you great guests, and great content. We want to continue to outdo ourselves, making this show as visionary as possible, and bringing you tons of value and ideas around creating music and art.

And to do that we need your support in growing the audience of this show. I’m excited to continue to put out a killer show for you over the next 6 months of The Modern Recordist and beyond.

Ok, that’s it for this week. There’s more for you next week. And in the meantime, go live your life of an extraordinary artistic visionary, and create something impactful in the world.


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