Zimbabwe by Nigel Barrett

Nigel Barrett

Broadjam Artist: Nigel Barrett
Song: Zimbabwe

Reviewer: CAEDMON’S DREAM

Positive Comments: * Sequenced synth intro starts tune nicely* Lead vocal has unique & memorable quality * Instrumentation/arrangement is full and lush * Drums/rhythm track keeps a good groove tight bass!* Tasty key modulations and instrumental hooks * Great closing piece for a TV/Movie/Documentary

Constructive Comments: + could add a couple guitar parts just for variation+ as song develops idea of conflict/despair, can this be represented with a tempo/rhythm/feel change (1/2 X break)?+ swirling keys are ethereal, put them at key parts so they don’t become blase+ add “ethnic/regional” sounds if available

Beautiful Sound by Dave Haddad (CenterPeace)

Dave Haddad (CenterPeace)

Broadjam Artist: Dave Haddad (CenterPeace)
Song: Beautiful Sound

Reviewer: Brenda Craven

Positive Comments: What a wonderful message within this music and lyrics. In a world full of chaos and violence, more positive, encouraging, and hope filled music is needed. When mere words and speeches are not effective, music moves the heart, emotion, and thoughts. This song does it all. Great music, great vocals, and the lyrics are stellar. I’m very impressed with what has been submitted here!

Constructive Comments: Not one critique from me.

For a Friend by Marc S. Pate

Marc S. Pate

Broadjam Artist: Marc S. Pate
Song: For a Friend

Reviewer: Jeff Roberts

Positive Comments: This is where guitar chops, arrangement skill, and a real ear for beauty come together! There is some majorly wonderful stuff going on here in sound that reminds me of Duane Allman’s Little Martha and Steve Kimock’s music. There are some crazy good moments going on here, including the climactic part at 1:19. Nice nice nice!

Constructive Comments: I’d remove the chorus effect. IMO it’s really killing the tone of the guitars and cluttering up the space so you don’t hear the excellent fingerpicking and voicing that you’re doing. I’d also drop the little chime/tinkle you’re adding–it’s almost like one of those bell tree things the Smooth Jazz dudes do at the end of a Kenny G solo. I’m not into the harmonics, I think they’re kinda cliche & weak next to the other stuff but that’s me. I’m picking at stuff only in the interest of making good great, and there are already some freakin great moments here!

Only the rocks live forever by Randal Dunkle

Randal Dunkle

Broadjam Artist: Randal Dunkle
Song: Only the rocks live forever

Reviewer: Jeff Roberts

Positive Comments: Sweet Jane tuned into Sweet Jesus! Nice vibe and really strong lyrics on this one Randall. The “Only the rocks forever” refrain gives it a nice lift, and that’s a very strong hook.

Constructive Comments: Make the lead guitar tone sweet and smooth–it’s really harsh at the moment. The bass is distorted and I think it’s too busy–if you settle in and play with the drums/beat more than the guitar I think you’ll be amazed at the space and groove that creates. I will produce this for you if you like Randall–I’d love to show you how much things can come around with simple changes.

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!

Kitschy Kitschy Kool NEW MIX by Margie & Art Corey, S. & Al Corey

Margie & Art Corey,  S. & Al Corey

Broadjam Artist: Margie & Art Corey, S. & Al Corey
Song: Kitschy Kitschy Kool NEW MIX

Reviewer: Tommy Stewart

Positive Comments: Reminds me a bit of Zappa, great tune. Production and sound is excellent. Great vocals!

Constructive Comments: Was waiting for the song to take off but never happened,was building up and seem to stop. But loved it anyway.

Someone Like You by FRED GROSS

FRED GROSS

Broadjam Artist: FRED GROSS
Song: Someone Like You

Reviewer: Brenda Craven

Positive Comments: Great job. I love the chords on this piece. It really is a beautiful song. Great guitar lead and instrumentation. Your voice of instruments work very well here.

Constructive Comments: On your hook, you guitar riffs are a little stacatto…short. I would suggest sustaining them a little more so your notes don’t just cut off. It will make for a smoother sounding intro. Maybe just a little more work on the mix bring up the low end a little more in the mix to balance out. Other than that, this is a great piece.

The Like by Ian Graham

Ian Graham

Broadjam Artist: Ian Graham
Song: The Like

Reviewer: FRED GROSS

Positive Comments: This could definitely fit into a film score, country video. Recording was fairly good. Guitar work was good. Nice tune for just an acoustic and vocal. Keep up the good work!

Constructive Comments: Nothin gmuch here to add. In certain parts, the vocals seemed to rush a little, timing was off.. But you can get away with that since it was only a guitar and vocals track.