Craig Clifford

When You’re Tired of Recording and Re-recording . . .

November 5, 2012
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Columnist Craig Clifford delves into the murky world of readjusting recorded song element timings using DAW software tools. From the purist world where all real musicians have actually played all of the notes; where will this lead to ...
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Craig Clifford “Poetic Songs: What about the Music?”

July 1, 2012
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"Years ago I bought a book of Bob Dylan’s lyrics. Have I ever sat down and read them as I would read the poems of Yeats? No, I bought the book so that I would have the lyrics when I was learning to play one of Dylan’s songs." Craig Clifford debates...
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Craig Clifford : The Quest for the Perfect Vocal Equipment Chain

April 30, 2012
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Columnist Craig Clifford goes in search of the holy grail of vocal recording chains. Many would have (sensibly) given up long ago, but that’s not Craig’s way …
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Craig Clifford : The Ruthlessly Poetic Texas Singer-Songwriters

March 31, 2012
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Columnist Craig Clifford discusses the great Texas singer-songwriters and the interaction between poetry and songwriting. “So what kind of music do you play?” asks one of my students. That question is difficult to answer even if the person asking it is my age. But it’s even harder to translate into contemporary categories ..."
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