The Modern Recordist Podcast – EP: 017 – Suspending The Conscious Mind And The Transformational Process Of Writing Music With Ernest Chapman

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Wow! What an awesome episode! This week we have musician, recording artist, songwriter, producer, author, and music teacher, Ernest Chapman on the show. And boy did it go deep!

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Ernest and I discussed his very unique and profound method of suspending the conscious mind as a process for writing music. This is the technique Ernest used to write the concept album “Space Attack.” Touched on also, is the idea of putting the process of music creation within the realm of self-improvement – knowing that you will be challenged and taken through a transformational process, much like alchemy.

These are all ways of being that Ernest steeps into every aspect of his music creation practices, as well as The Magic Music Method, the curriculum Ernest has developed for teaching music (and so much more)…

As mentioned, this episode goes deep. You’re gonna really wanna save this one, so you can listen to it multiple times.

And after you’re done with this episode, check out The Magic Music Method to get yourself fully immersed in these powerful concepts of music creation.

The Modern Recordist Podcast

The Modern Recordist is a podcast devoted to the exploration and continual discussion around designing and living your life as an artistic visionary. Each week Jon Stinson, JD Tiner, and Parrish will 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 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 of course, if you’re looking to make a killer record, make sure you get in touch with me to talk about having me produce, record, or mix it for you. Hit my Contact Page and let’s talk!


I wanna make sure you take a quick second to get to know my cohorts on this here podcasting project of ours. First, JD Tiner… JD is the co-host of The Modern Recordist, and the main man behind Glass Onion Recording, the studio that is home to our podcast, and the studio that I do most my work out of. Glass Onion Recording is a vibey spot in Nashville, with a great selection of vintage analog gear, modern analog gear, and digital gear.

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And now for a shoutout to Parrish… He handles all the engineering responsibilities for The Modern Recordist, so me and JD get to put our full attention on the guests. He is a producer/engineer working out of Nashville, as well as part of the team at Villain Place, a record label, production company, and recording studio, also in Nashville.

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More next week! In the meantime, go live your extraordinary life of an artistic visionary, and create something impactful in the world.


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