Snowy Mountain Stream by Patrick E. Muth

Patrick E. Muth

Broadjam Artist: Patrick E. Muth
Song: Snowy Mountain Stream

Reviewer: Margie & Art Corey, S. & Al Corey

Positive Comments: Like the sound of the intro guitar………..like the jazz feel, very Hep!! I would like the vocal to be just a tad more out front! Somewhat hard to understand the lyrics…but they sound interesting!! Sounds a little like Mr. Hendrix, can’t get any better than that!! Great Job my friend!!! Let’s hear more!!! Wowza!!!

Constructive Comments: Maybe put the lead vocal out front a little more, love to know what you are saying in your Kool composition!! Love to hear more!! Keep up the HOT Music!!!

A better world (stand by me) by Marc Rosselet

Marc Rosselet

Broadjam Artist: Marc Rosselet
Song: A better world (stand by me)

Reviewer: Jeff Roberts

Positive Comments: Great driving beat with an urgent tambourine and chord progression that gives a tragic mood. I can’t quite understand the lyrics but the melody and phrasing work so well I know the lyrics are good. This sounds like Billy Corgan / Smashing Pumpkins if he were a better songwriters.

Constructive Comments: There’s so much chorus on the guitar it makes the sound very thin. The guitar break at 1:57 totally doesn’t fit the song at first but then what you end up with *does* give a strong bridge. The finish of the tune doesn’t match the vibe you’ve created. I think there are a number of things to fix and glue together better but there is a great song here and some really cool things going on. Overall I think the sound is too trebly and the vocal diction needs to be clearer. Some sweet harmony vocals would be a great addition.

Watching Anime with Friends (demo) by Jeremy Shaskus

Jeremy Shaskus

Broadjam Artist: Jeremy Shaskus
Song: Watching Anime with Friends (demo)

Reviewer: SRJ

Positive Comments: * True to its genre using a wide range of electronic sounds and beats* The production qualities are high – good use of instrumentation and arrangement

Constructive Comments: * The melody on top of the chord progression sounds a bit child-like – but this could be intentional…

Travel by Cec Cain

Cec Cain

Broadjam Artist: Cec Cain
Song: Travel

Reviewer: Tyson the Young Gunna

Positive Comments: Vocals were clean, and mixed well. overall, the song had a positive vibe. very crisp mix.

Constructive Comments: lyrics and instrumental didn’t mesh. The beat was more of an amusement park type of vibe whereas the vocals were a little dark. maybe change the beat and rerecord. also some of the sounds in the beat were off, try using quantization before the final mix down. keep going tho I definitely feel where you wanted to go with it.

ROCKING & A ROLLING – (SCAMP) by David Austin

David Austin

Broadjam Artist: David Austin
Song: ROCKING & A ROLLING – (SCAMP)

Reviewer: SRJ

Positive Comments: * I really like the slight R&B feel to this track, felt through the use of instrumentation and chord progression

Constructive Comments: * The melody could do with some tweaking – the hook doesn’t quite work for me. I think if there was more reverb to the vocals, this would add more depth to this track.

Charlie by Nigel Barrett

Nigel Barrett

Broadjam Artist: Nigel Barrett
Song: Charlie

Reviewer: Randal Dunkle

Positive Comments: Great sounding beat, I love the sound of the drums and the horns really have a good blend, sounds a bit like Steely Dan.

Constructive Comments: Beautiful sounding Jazz – really makes you feel like flying, the only thing I would add is a different type of lead guitar solo with a slide – best wishes and may God bless!

Wasted Days by Richard Walker

Richard Walker

Broadjam Artist: Richard Walker
Song: Wasted Days

Reviewer: Jeff Roberts

Positive Comments: It just hit me–this sounds like a lost Traffic tune!! The vocals remind me of Nick Drake too. That groove is a classic Traffic beat, and of course you’ve got both killer piano work and organ in there. Love the vocal timbre, vocal phrasing & melody, Wurlitzer electric, acoustic piano, organ and slinky drum beat, all of which are really well engineered too. Excellent lyrics. I really dig this –nice work!

Constructive Comments: I’d drop the acoustic alone part of the intro–the acoustic guitar sound is a bit “piezo”, and I don’t like the lead guitar lines that you pickup with because it’s got a happy, jam band sound that doesn’t fit with the mood that dominates most of the tune. I’d really like to hear you rework it starting right out with the keys. And get away from bang-dang-a-lang quitar strum rhythm that’s more Greatful Dead. I think the bass could drive the beat a bit more working close with the drums instead of following along after the beat. This would a tremendous amount of energy I bet. Nice work!

Take Me (duet) by Marc S. Pate

Marc S. Pate

Broadjam Artist: Marc S. Pate
Song: Take Me (duet)

Reviewer: Jeff Roberts

Positive Comments: Nice tasty swing with a really good balance and tone from all instruments. Vocals are sweet! If this gets popular with weddings you’ll retire in comfort. The arrangement and playing are super tight on every instrument. Nice stops and tasteful solos. Ace musicians showing how it’s done. Nice work!!

Constructive Comments: Maybe a bit too much low <100K EQ on the bass that should be dialed back a bit. That's nitpicking. This is tops!!