How Band Develops a Songwriting Creative Process – Conrad Doucette

InChapter 12 of 21 in his 2011 Capture Your Flag interview with host Erik Michielsen, musician and Takka Takka drummer Conrad Doucette answers “How Do You Balance Independence and Teamwork Playing in a Band?” Doucette notes how this process differs from musician to musician and band to band. For him, he writes out parts and rhythms. In his band Takka Takka, songs often begin with a drumbeat. This individual contribution complements the collective process defining and refining songs in long hours spent inside the studio. Doucette is the drummer for the Brooklyn-based band Takka Takka. He also performs with The National, Okkervil River, and Alina Simone. When not performing, Doucette works as a copywriter, blogger, and digital media producer. He has worked at Blender, Fuse TV, and Heavy.com. Doucette earned his BA in History from the University of Michigan. View more career videos at www.captureyourflag.com Follow us on Twitter www.twitter.com Like us on Facebook: www.facebook.com

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Published: 2011-08-22 18:26:06
How Band Develops a Songwriting Creative Process – Conrad Doucette

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