Songwriting Tips: Jai Josefs Talks About Transforming The Tune

servethesong.net Interview at the TAXI Road Rally with hit songwriter and songwriting coach Jai Josefs, author of Transforming The Tune – Secrets of Musical Rewriting. Jai Josefs is also the author of Writing Music for Hit Songs, the definitive text on modern music writing endorsed by hit writers including Diane Warren. He is a nationally renowned songwriting coach who has taught songwriting at UCLA as well as for dozens of songwriting organizations and conferences nationwide. Many of Jai’s students have gone on to successful careers in the industry, and several have been signed to major label deals. Jai is also a successful songwriter whose credits include more than 30 recordings with such companies as MCA, RCA, Motown, and Disney and hit artists like Jose Feliciano. His songs have been used in TV shows on every major network (CSI, Brothers and Sisters, What About Brian, Monk, Cold Case etc.) as well as over a dozen major motion pictures with such stars as Harrison Ford, Nick Nolte, Jessica Lange, and Billy Bob Thornton. In his latest work, Jai teaches the songwriting techniques used by hit writers like Pink, Jason Mraz, Taylor Swift, Rob Thomas and John Lennon. Learn more about Jai Josefs at www.jaijomusic.com.

Author: servethesong
Duration: 389
Published: 2010-11-18 23:07:36
Songwriting Tips: Jai Josefs Talks About Transforming The Tune

Write a Reply or Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Please Read Comment Policy

  • Free Special Report

    Inspire Your Songwriting Fun and Practical Tips
    Inspire Your Songwriting Book Cover
    Get this free special report with information that will help inspire your songwriting.

    arrow arrow arrow


    By submitting this form, you are granting: Mediatunes, 445 N Cuyamaca St, El Cajon, CA, 92020, permission to email you. You may unsubscribe via the link found at the bottom of every email. (See our Email Privacy Policy (http://constantcontact.com/legal/privacy-statement) for details.) Emails are serviced by Constant Contact.
  • Social Media

    Twitter

    Facebook

    Subscribe in a reader RSS 

    Google+

    Songwriter Survey

    What Do Want To Learn Most About Songwriting?

  • Songwriter Tip:

    Here’s a tip for those of you out there working with synths and sequencers. Be careful of falling in love with the 4 or 8 bar loop that you’ve just created. Sitting there, with the headphones or speakers, the sequencer open, the synths rolling, Etc. is a different listening experience than listening to a CD. Why? Because as composers, we are interacting with the music. A CD is static. If you repeat a four-bar loop for an hour and put it on a CD, the loop with not change, and well, your listeners will fall asleep. You will have an hour of something that’s incredibly boring. Rapping or singing on top of a boring sequence won’t change the fact that the music itself is boring after listening for 1 minuteÉ

Swedish Greys - a WordPress theme from Nordic Themepark.