This morning when I got to work, I realized that, work had in fact been canceled due to Columbus Day. I wasn't upset that I'd traveled all the way downtown, or that'd I'd spent $20 on a cab because I was worried about being late to work. I was just excited that I got to come home and spend the day playing music and nerding out. I ended up writing part fo 2 new songs, and fleshing out ideas for...
The other day I was playing mandolin and I was thinking about chromatic scales...where you play every single note in order instead of doing the usual "whole step, whole step, half step, whole step, whole step, whole step, half step." And I decided to write a song where the chords moved up and down the neck chromatically, and to only use dominant seven chords. Next thing I knew I was writing the lyrics in spanish..thus "Chromatic Siete" was born! Henry...
When you write a song, how do you know what chords go together? A good place to start, is to figure out what key you are in. Finding out which notes are in which keys is actually really easy!
This is all you have to remember:
Fred Can Get Doughnuts At Every Bakery
F C G D A E B, are the orders of the sharps! Now you might be thinking, order of the sharps? What does that mean? In order to find...
Thank you SO much to everyone that tuned into my last minute show on StreetJelly.com tonight, it was my favorite one so far!!! It was so much fun just hanging out with all of you and really talking to you about the songs that I write. I was playing one of my newest songs "Peek-a-Boo" when Amanda, said the highlighted text in the photo, and I almost cried. My next album is themed towards issues like hunger, modern day slavery,...
It's cold. It's SO freaking cold in New York. Luckily it's 19 degrees today, but the day before yesterday it was 9! I tried to walk to subway (the restaurant not the transportation,) and it is literally just one block from our apartment. I put on sweat pants under my jeans, a t-shirt, sweatshirt, jacket, hat and scarf! And I still had to look down while I walked to keep the wind from freezing the liquid dripping from my...
I kept thinking to myself, I wish there was a website where I could keep my lyrics and an mp3 side by side for my own use, and to send to others so they could hear my music. It turns out, there is!
SongSpace is a MUST USE for all songwriters!
The website, and the application are both amazing. You can write down ideas, and record sound in the same file. Then once you have songs written, you can...
Today I made the mistake of riding the subway at rush hour...twice.
This morning I was walking to the stairs and the station looked like an ant hill flooded with water, people pouring out. The trains weren't making ever stop, so a lot of people had to change their travel plans. When I got down to the train, people were wall to wall. The voice on the intercom kept yelling telling people not to shove their way onto...
Music makes me happy so I put more music into the world.
Hello I'm Holly! The short and sweet version of me is as follows:
I'm a singer, songwriter
mandolinist currently living in NYC, previous locations include Nashville, TN and a sweet little town in Southern Indiana. My passions include music, comics, horses, drawing, photography, travel, and video games.
To see my full bio click HERE, and if you have any other questions about me feel free to tweet it at me!
The other day I was playing mandolin and I was thinking about chromatic scales...where you play every single note in order instead of doing the usual "whole step, whole step, half step, whole step, whole step, whole step, half step." And I decided to write a song where the chords moved up and down the neck chromatically, and to only use dominant seven chords. Next thing I knew I was writing the lyrics in spanish..thus "Chromatic Siete" was born! Henry (my fiancé and half of our duet HH)wrote an incredible cello part to the song, then we recorded it in our studio apartment studio!
I love zombies. I wrote this song tonight and recorded it on garage band as I was writing it, that's what you're hearing here.
[haha-nervous giggles caused by releasing a non-studio recorded song on SoundCloud... *GASP* life is too short, here it goes..recorded on my Skullcandy headphones microphone!]
This song is about the redundant daily tasks we're forced to partake in, how we eventually get good at these tasks while we wish that they would be over. Then, we reach the end of our lives realizing we wished away the time with everything else and we're left wishing we had one more redundant activity to partake in, in this case: killing zombies.
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This is my debut album, "Stained Glass Window." I wrote all of the songs, and my fiancé Henry arranged and produced it, (once again, in our studio apartment)