Lonely Woman (from the “Live” CD, “Black & White”) by Chet Nichols

Chet Nichols

Broadjam Artist: Chet Nichols
Song: Lonely Woman (from the “Live” CD, “Black & White”)

Reviewer: Keith Taylor

Positive Comments: Good song. Reminds me of a Who song crossed with an Emerson, Lake and Palmer song.

Constructive Comments: I think the intro instrumental was too long.

Lonely Woman (from the “Live” CD, “Black & White”) by Chet Nichols

Chet Nichols

Broadjam Artist: Chet Nichols
Song: Lonely Woman (from the “Live” CD, “Black & White”)

Reviewer: Keith Taylor

Positive Comments: Good song. Reminds me of a Who song crossed with an Emerson, Lake and Palmer song.

Constructive Comments: I think the intro instrumental was too long.

Something Inside Of Me (Folk, Country – Alternative, Pop) by Steve Dafoe – Songwriter

Steve Dafoe - Songwriter

Broadjam Artist: Steve Dafoe – Songwriter
Song: Something Inside Of Me (Folk, Country – Alternative, Pop)

Reviewer: Keith Taylor

Positive Comments: Really good song. Great theme and concept.

Constructive Comments: I would like to hear a little more production on this song. Strings and percussion for example.

Something Inside Of Me (Folk, Country – Alternative, Pop) by Steve Dafoe – Songwriter

Steve Dafoe - Songwriter

Broadjam Artist: Steve Dafoe – Songwriter
Song: Something Inside Of Me (Folk, Country – Alternative, Pop)

Reviewer: Keith Taylor

Positive Comments: Really good song. Great theme and concept.

Constructive Comments: I would like to hear a little more production on this song. Strings and percussion for example.

I Hear You Sing by The Trouts

The Trouts

Broadjam Artist: The Trouts
Song: I Hear You Sing

Reviewer: Good Advice

Positive Comments: The levels in the mix were pretty decent.

Constructive Comments: I don’t know what you did to the vocals, or what you thought you did to the vocals, but the end result was vocals that sounded like they were being played backwards looking for hidden messages. They were almost completely indiscernible. And you didn’t do them any favors by having the constant high hat “thhht” sound. When that sound came in at the end of a lyric (which was often) it made it sound like a very awkward lisp.

I Hear You Sing by The Trouts

The Trouts

Broadjam Artist: The Trouts
Song: I Hear You Sing

Reviewer: Good Advice

Positive Comments: The levels in the mix were pretty decent.

Constructive Comments: I don’t know what you did to the vocals, or what you thought you did to the vocals, but the end result was vocals that sounded like they were being played backwards looking for hidden messages. They were almost completely indiscernible. And you didn’t do them any favors by having the constant high hat “thhht” sound. When that sound came in at the end of a lyric (which was often) it made it sound like a very awkward lisp.

Before The Last Kiss by Uncle Spider & The Electric Dirt Clods

Uncle Spider & The Electric Dirt Clods

Broadjam Artist: Uncle Spider & The Electric Dirt Clods
Song: Before The Last Kiss

Reviewer: Good Advice

Positive Comments: This was well recorded and had a good balance, so you should use it as a template of what to do for further recordings.

Constructive Comments: The piano becomes extremely repetitive. By 1:30 mark I am dying for it to make a change and it just keeps right on chugging along. The horns couldn’t help mask it, and I think the horns just played what the piano did so it didn’t exactly offer anything new.There is a giant massive problem with this song, I don’t want to think you got poor marks for nothing. I want you to go back and listen to this song, and every time the guitar stops playing and pauses before playing again I want you to make a check mark on a piece of paper. When the song is over, count all those check marks and ask yourself if that seems like a big number. My guess is its over 120 times you stop and start, that’s my guess, my fear is that it is even more. You know what screw that, I am going to re-listen to this and do it myself… My count was 54 times in a 4:26 song which is 266 seconds, which means you average one pause every 4.9 seconds. Let’s say I iscount and it only 40 times. That is one pause every 6.4 seconds on average. Right there, that is your reason for the bad scores. You can get mad all you want but the math ain’t lying to you. Dramatic pauses are supposed to be poignant, meaningful, and judiciously used, not rampant and every present.