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Recording Tips and More!!

So I was thinking about other ways to help every one and to hopefully get some responses from other folks out there on better ways to record and to maybe get folks to share some tips and tricks that they have found over the years in their effort to capture the sweet spot. This gave me the idea for this posting.

On my other blog that I write usually sharing other info on a wide variety of topics I started this idea. You can find HERE  or follow the link http://markallanwolfe.wordpress.com/

I have found a LOT of info in a lot of places and thought I might share some of my ideas as well for all of you audio engineers and home enthusiast. Below you will find links and videos and I also would kindly ask that if you would like to share your thoughts and ideas please feel free to do so. Lets dig in!!

Grammy Award winning Producer/Engineer Ross Hogarth explains his critical microphone positioning technique using a Royer R-121 and Shure SM57 on a guitar cab.

Here is a great place to start if your just learning about microphones and how to use them properly and for discovering which ones to use. Find this article here, http://www.edinformatics.com/inventions_inventors/microphone.htm

I own a few of these microphones and when I found the manufacturers website I discovered it was chock full of all sorts of info and helpful links to better understanding and info on microphones and how the work. Here is one link  http://www.oktava-online.com/appl.htm

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Closed-back headphones such as the Sennheiser HD250 (left) are more suitable for monitoring while recording than open-backed models such as the Sennheiser HD600 (below), because the former design reduces spill from the monitoring signal into the microphone.

However much you rely on a computer to provide sounds and help create arrangements, if you want to include vocals, you still need to know how to mike and record them properly in what may be a less than ideal room. We offer some tried and tested solutions…

 

A vocal recording starts at the microphone, but before even getting into the issues of mic choice and mic placement, there’s the matter of the recording location to sort out — and it goes without saying that this should be isolated as much as is possible from the physical noise generated by the computer’s fans and drives. A lot of people think they need to buy better gear to sort out a vocal issue, but when you get to the bottom of the problem, it’s often down to the room and its influence on the sound.

RVocals SEelecCased.s

Now that large-diaphragm condenser mics manufactured in the Far East (such as the SE Electronics SE1000) have become so affordable, it makes little sense to use a dynamic mic for vocal recording, even if you’re working to a strict budget.

RVocals SennHD250II.s

Closed-back headphones such as the Sennheiser HD250 (left) are more suitable for monitoring while recording than open-backed models such as the Sennheiser HD600 (below), because the former design reduces spill from the monitoring signal into the microphone.

RVocals SennHD600.s

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Positioning your singer with their back to an non-reflective surface can help avoid a boxy sound when working in a small room — a few panels of acoustic foam or a double duvet are often enough to do the trick.

You don’t You don’t need to do anything too fancy to record vocals, but the mic should be well away from any walls, and the area directly behind the singer should be non-reflective. This could be an area of foam tiles or it could be a duvet, but one point to watch out for is that, in rooms where a lot of damping material has been applied, you’ll often find that it only absorbs effectively down to around 250-300Hz. So what actually happens is that frequencies below 300Hz are allowed to predominate, making the sound seem congested or box
Set up the mic a couple of feet from the centre of the room and make a test recording using no processing at all to see if the basic tonality is OK. If it’s not, the chances are that the problem is with the room or the mic placement, so try more hanging absorbers and move the mic around relative to the walls

I will place more info on working with recording on the next issue. I also would love to have some of you share what are some great tips that you have found thru the years to make great recordings. You never know who might be influenced thru your wisdom and sharing they might have the next BEST recording out in the world.

 

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Working with Sonar X3 and your DAW

So there are a lot of helpful tools out there to help you in the creation process. If you are endeavoring to create the best music you can then at home or in a studio or both, you are sure to be inundated by the different DAW’s there are available to you.  If you are not familiar with what a DAW is , it stands for Digital Audio Workstation. Basically how you get your guitar, piano, or any other music into your computer for you to edit and tweak to share with the world.

I have found over the years you have to find what works for YOU. You may  hear folks swear by this or that but I have found a great tool that works for me and that is what you need to do for you. Find one that does what YOU want it to do and provides the necessary tools to get the job done.

I have used and been using it for years since the first one, I use SONAR Cakewalk Producer Edition, currently running X3 This is the reason why I am writing this little post. I been fine tuning this software every so often to keep my system up to date.  I thought about how this is so needed in today’s current business climate. You need to always adjust, tweak what you do to stay in the game and give it your best.

It makes me sad to hear other musicians I know and have met who say, ” I am NO good with computers so I do not use them” THen they wonder why they are not getting to where they want to be. Even if you just start a little bit each day you need to learn about the software and tools that are available to you. Your competition is. You need to take time out of every day or week to learn something new about your craft. This is one way to try to stay on top.

I am going to try to help facilitate you in your quest, I am trying to post information on my website that will help you both creatively, technically and spiritually. The three stones on which we are to build. If you take these little nuggets into your life you just MAY start to find somethings begin to change in your musical career and personal life.

So I encourage you to start with the videos posted below in this blog and also bookmark the other blogs on the website. You will also find other links and pages with tools to help you in your approach to this task of learning and applying what you learn.

If you are looking to find a great product to use as your recording software then I would suggest that you check this video out. Sonar makes a great plateform with a fairly easy learning curve . You will find a lot of great videos all over the net on how to get around it.

This is a great video called SONAR X3 Clinic by Craig Anderton – Berklee Online

Watch, learn, and listen to the Chief Magic Officer: Craig Anderton outline a number of his favorite features in SONAR X3 including:
-The MIDI advantage for songwriting
-Using loops for both songwriting and EDM
-Speeding up workflow to prevent “inspiration atrophy” (effects chains, track templates, browser techniques, etc.)
-Creating your own mixer architecture
-Using “spot” timing correction to tighten timing without destroying feel
-How to make amp sims sound great (e.g. effects chains)
-Mastering in SONAR

 

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Tips for recording better acoustic guitar

Whether you are a seasoned pro or an absolute beginner when it comes to recording acoustic guitars, here are 10 snippets of advice that will help you get a better recorded sound. You can find that tone you always dreamed of if you take some time out to do it the right way

1. Try a different guitar

Whether you choose from your extensive collection, or you borrow a guitar from a friend, it’s worth trying at least a couple of different guitars when recording: they can sound radically different.

2. Practice makes better

This is obvious. If you know what you’re playing and you’re playing it confidently, it will sound better by default. If you don’t, it won’t and all the tonal ‘trouble’ you’re having will snowball.

3. Be aware of reflections

What’s beneath you, to your sides and above you when recording? For example, you’ll notice that recording on a hard floor sounds very different than when you’re on a thick carpet, because of the reflected sound (or not) coming back to the mic. Experiment, listen, learn – you don’t have to kill the reflections, but you do have to be aware of what they’re doing.

4. Sometimes, lo-fi works

Jez Williams, Doves: “Sometimes, in the studio, I like the [acoustic] guitars to sound quite trashy, like an early Bowie sort of sound, and you can get that by using dictaphone microphones, and blending it with an expensive mic signal. It puts a load of middle crunch on it.”

5. Try a different pick

If you’re layering a strummed rhythm part, try using a thin PICK (plectrum). Different thickness picks can have a remarkable effect on tone, so before you stampede for the EQ knobs or buy that expensive mic, first try shelling out 79p on a thin pick.

6. Try an X-Y crossed pair

A step on from basic mic techniques, take two cardioid mics close together, around 90-degrees to one another, around a foot from the guitar. Point one towards the neck/ body join, the other towards the soundhole: a classic Nashville recording technique. Rode makes a single mic for the job, the NT4.

I have placed another blog posting showing different configurations of mics that may help you out. The little things sometimes make the biggest changes.

 

7. EQ gently

If you find you’re needing to EQ things radically, you probably have a fundamental issue with mic choice and placement. Get that right in the first place and you’ll save yourself a great deal of work. But…

8. Cut bass

You might like your acoustic all fat and bassy. It can be good when solo, but it’s a problem in a band mix because the acoustic may clash with the bass. Try rolling off frequencies below 100Hz, creeping up to around 350Hz to taste. Notice how mixing just got easier? Remember to use your EQ a little bit at atime. You should not have to be to drastic as you think. I am all for experimenting but you do not want to make something to booming then you have no headroom in the rest of the mix.

9. Flock of seagulls?

If you’ve ever tried to mic up a guitar with brand-new strings, you’ll know all about finger noises: we call them seagulls. To avoid them, get a good few hours on the strings before recording. Coated strings (such as Elixir Poly- or Nanoweb) can reduce squawks too.

10. Just feel it

The most over looked yet most important factor is if your not into it your not going to make it sound good. Just relax maybe take a break. If it is somehting for someone else see if you cannot do something to make it your own or find something in the song that is cool. Just chill. if your not into playing the acoustic and your head is not in it, walk away and try it again later.

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Mark Allan Wolfe online Radio Interview TONIGHT!

I am proud to announce I will be giving a radio interview on a radio program called, IT MATTERS RADIO at http://www.itmattersradio.com/
also the page for this is located here

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/itmattersradio/2013/10/25/its-all-about-the-music-we-follow-in-life

The program will be available for live listening and also podcasting so if you miss it you can still go and listen to the podcast. It should be informative, fun and if you know me a little crazy. I hope you will tune in and share the link with your friends and either listen to the program live or download the podcast.

I will be sharing about the upcoming new release of my CD “Passing Thru”, music licensing and other topics of interests regarding the music of Mark Allan Wolfe. I hope you would tune in or at least help me share this information with folks. It should be a great time.

Also feel free to visit http://www.markallanwolfe.com/ for more info abouot what I am doing, working on, past and future. You can also visit http://www.wolfiesmusicpublishing.com/ for the same lets stay in touch and stay connected

Sign up and set a reminder @ http://www.blogtalkradio.com/itmattersradio/2013/10/25/its-all-about-the-music-we-follow-in-life

Life has ups and downs, highs and lows yet it is the music we follow within our heart that will ultimately define who we are and what we become. Tonight, we present to you, the gifted composer, Mark Allan Wolfe.

Mark Allan Wolfe is a composer and an artist in the truest sense. His film and TV compositions run from thought-provoking, high energy, laced with adrenaline and atq times sincerity. Combining heart-pounding Rock ‘n Roll with tributaries of Electronics, World, Hip-Hop, Pop and Americana, Mark’s songs draw on his 25 years of striving for professionalism and musical merger of sound and genre.

His fans span the world and the 1500+ compositions verify that diversity on TV, internet, film and commercials. You may have hummed one of Mark’s tunes not even realizing the tunesmith behind the music. Web site: Mark Allan Wolfe

http://www.youtube.com/v/TMoaJEA1Au0

Grace Peterson is an author, garden columnist and blogger. Depending on the weather, she can be found either pecking on her laptop or puttering in her garden. She is a member of the National Association of Memoir Writers and the Association For Writing Excellence and her work has been published in several anthologies.

Tonight we will speaking of her first book, Reaching. Is it Demon possession or mental illness. A personal descent into cult extremism and the aftermath,.

Grace lives in western Oregon, sharing a home with her husband and four furry felines while their four grown children come and go. REACHING is her first book. Her gardening memoir is slated for publication later this year. Web-site: Gracepete.com

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I’m Back

Well I thought I would take a few minutes to fill you all in on a few things since a lot of you have been emailing me and such to find out things, just seemed to be the best thing was to write it down and share whats going on in a mass posting. So lets dive in shall we?

I would like to start off my saying thanks to all of you who have been so kind as to offer your prayers and support for me and my family as I am recovering from surgery. A few of you knew that for a while I have been suffering in my hands with numbness and it was getting unbearable and I could not do basic things really it was really bad.  On top of other health issues I was dealing with I had this to go thru which was interesting. So I am glad to report that my surgery on my RIGHT hand went according to plan. Turns out one of the problems I had was a very severe case of carpal tunnel and pinched nerves in my wrist.

As I am recovering trying to get strength back and working on my fingers and such, I will be working holistically on my left hand hopefully I will not have to have the same surgery on my left hand but if I need to I am going to go for it. I am not looking forward to it in a way because of the lack of mobility I have experienced and the strain it puts on things like family and work but you have to do what you have to do.

While I was recouperating and had the loss of my right hand pretty much I was in the studio working on mastering files for my upcoming new CD. I must say it sounds totally different from my last few but I think all musicianas say that lol Really this CD will be some what of a meditation, queit time sort of thing. I recorded several tracks a while ago and some were recorded right up till the time I went under. I had been working on this back n forth for some time and I wanted to have something to do while I was letting my hand get better.

I will be posting some more info on that CD as the release date approaches. I can tell you there are a few tracks I have pre released on my website, soudcloud and reverbnation. On that note I would like to point you to a soundcloud player that has a few NEW songs on it from the upcoming release. Srill working on some artwork and name. If you sample some songs from the player bellow and would like to share your thoughts or even a possible name for the CD let me know you never know it might jsut be the name I use, would not that be cool right on?

Ok so I also have more music being placed in a lot of cable TV series such as Barter Kings, American Pickers and NY Ink amoung others. Many being on Discovery Channel networks of whci I am VERY thankful and happy for the opportunity to place my music with them. So you never know you may have been watching some programing and heard yours truly jammin :o)

There is a LOT on the horizon that we are working on which is hard for me to talk about just at this moment until I get the clearence yet it is very exciting. I am so thankful for my sweet heart helping me in so many things I just could not do alone due to what has been happening. So if you have written me and wondered why I was taking so long to get back to you hopefully this blog posting helps explain why.

FInally I would like to share with you that I will be adding a few new tools to the blogs and the websites where it is easier to download the songs and help share. Been making some wonderful connections and partnerships and collaborations with people all over the globe . So if you are wanting to collaborate or network perhaps join in the fun some how or way just email me or give me a shout when ever you can.

I leave you with the   message I give to all my friends, hang in there life gets better, if your in a bind be of good courage THIS TOO SHALL PASS right on? so keep on making music, keep on making love and do the right thing and all shall work out .

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Recording Acoustic Guitar Tips

Acoustic guitar require a rather different approach from electric guitars. For example when recording an acoustic you rarely would send it thru an amp. A much more common way would be to run the signal through a DI box, Mic or both

 

One thing that makes the acoustic guitar different from the electric is the character of the sound starts with the source. It maybe plain and obvious but it is the reason why when recording the acoustic you do not throw it through an amp for it tends to sound artificial.

From the strumming, the picking of the strings, the air floating in and out of the sound hole, the type of strings even the pick all help to create the sound even the wood which is probably the most important but that is another discussion all together. It is better for you to take the time and experiment with the placements of the mic’s then trying to figure that you will fix it in the mix.

Some cool things you can do to try to capture the essence of the acoustic guitar in recording would be as follows. Start by investing in new strings! Take care to set the action and tuning right for your guitar. If you are trying to capture a great rhythm or strumming groove to make a main music bed, try using a thinner pick. If you want to capture the guitar solo or lead use a thicker pick.

Audio-Technica AT3031

When you are ready to record the guitar, start by placing the microphone close to the sound hole. A small diaphragm condenser is ideal, such as Audio-Technica’s AT3031 or a studio condenser like RodenNT1-A both are excellent and fairly affordable choices and will work well in working in recording other instruments as well as vocals.

Place a mic around 16 inches or so (40cm) from the guitar, aiming it towards where the neck joins the body. It usually gets you a full bodied sound. It will capture some of the dynamics coming from the sound hole but yet will also pick up the sounds evolving else where from the guitar.

Rode NT1-A

What I would suggest is moving it around to find that sweet spot. If you move up the neck you tend to get higher frequencies lower towards the body emphasizes lower frequencies. You will want to experiment for the dynamics of the room your in, placement of the microphones, strings all the stuff just mentioned will depend on the tone you capture.

If you are able and have the finances to I would get two microphones set up. Set one up on the sound hole and another directional microphone aimed at the neck near where your hands play. You will capture separate styles and tones when balanced right will actually bring out the best.  You can also place the one microphone in front of the sound hole and another one down deep below the body of the guitar which will emphasize the deep tpnes as well. All I can say is experiment to find out what works best.

The greatest thing is nothing you will be considered strange I have set up my amp in the closet of my apartment and placed a mic in front of it, ran the chord all the way down the hall into where I was playing. I had all kinds of clothes hanging in there. The clothes acted like sound proofing in a way. A poor mans version lol. It isolated the tones and you did not hear the fret buzzing or any other oddities. I also placed an amp in my shower stall,(remember to not turn the water on!) the tile in the bathroom acted like a natural reverb of sorts.

Something I have been experimenting as of late has been combining a DI signal (from a DIRECT BOX) as well as including the several different mic placements. When you mix them all together in the mixing portion you can find a nice balance between the both to create a sonic palette that may just be what you are looking for.

I hope some of these ideas may help you out in your quest in finding that all illusive number one hit. One thing I cannot stress enough is you are only limited at times by your own imagination.  Just because some producer or famous engineer has not thought of it first does not mean it cannot work for you. The greatest thing in making music is YOU are the painter that is holding the brush on the mind of your listeners.

Acoustic guitar mic placement ideas

 

  1. Big body, big bottom. You’ll get your low-end (as well as boomy, so be careful) and a general warmth of the wood in this area well behind the bridge, but not too close to the edge. The clarity of all the notes are not as… clear… here, however, so don’t rely on it to get everything you need.  Try placing your mic off axis to decrease the proximity effect of the cardioid microphone.
  2. Twang between bridge and sound hole. Closer to higher strings for more of the brightness. The string sound here is tight and twangy. Off axis will slightly decrease the harshness, as well as pulling it further away by inches. There’s a “solid” sound to the wood as well in this area. If you lower the mic below the strings so it’s approaching the edge where the guitar starts to narrow you’ll get less string twang and more of the “tight” sounding wood tone.
  3. Sound hole balance. Angling down towards the lower strings (again, angled of off axis to help control any boom from close mic’ing). You should get a fairly balanced high to low tone here, but depending on the guitar will lose some of the high-mids.
  4. Bony Shoulders. I’m sure you’ve tapped and slapped the wood at various places on acoustic guitars. Start there to help understand what the sound will be like placing a microphone at position four. The wood is tense and there’s not a lot of space for it to resonate and release, so it’s got some tight mids and a solid woody tone. Of course, being close to the strings and neck, you’ll get a decent amount of pick attack as well.
  5. 12 fret subtle and smooth harmonics. Great place for a small diaphragm mic, angled inward to get a balanced string tone with all of the complimentary harmonics from the string vibrations at that position. If you EQ out some of the more harsh (1-3k) attach sounds, you can get some good sounds here that balance with any other mic placement on the body.
  6. “over the shoulder” as a possible microphone placement

A cool link to find some other interesting ideas as well as some test and sound samples of various other microphones and placements that you might find helpful in other areas. I do not know much about the website but I found this page to be a great resource and thought heck you might as well if you came this far your into what I am trying to share with you and your a pretty serious dude or dudet. Check it out here.

http://recordinghacks.com/2012/09/20/acoustic-guitar-tube-mic-test/

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A few commercials from around the globe

Here are a few clips of some TV commercials showing some of my music. I have been finding a lot of webclips around th eglobe with the songs I been licensing.I have several hundred from last year and I have been going thru these. I thought it would be cool to try and show some from around the globe from some that maybe you may not have seen It is interesting on how the rest of the world veiws things a little different from us here in the States. <p>
Some of the commercials went to TV some went to the WEB I am just going thru all of these as I said but was looking to just share some of these with you guys. Enjoy!
This video is from a commercial called “THE SALUTE” I thought it was pretty cool just because it showed the love of a child for his dad.
This video clip has a few pieces of music with in it. I thought it aslo pretty neat for it expressed something of a protection of the enviornment and how some folks in the world view things.
This is a Nature Valley commercial or corporate video type feel. I thought the music was a good choice and I felt they did a good job getting the message out.
This one made me smile and laugh a bit. THis is for SURF detergent using a pretty cool ROCK song.
For a VASOLINE product these guys chose an interesting peice of music
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Mark Allan Wolfe UPDATE

Well I wanted to drop a quick update on things. Life has been crazy these past few months then again when is it not crazy. We have just finished a lengthy move still in the ATLANTA area but moved more out in the country so to speak, so I can turn it up REAL LOUD!

Moving the studio took what seemed like forever because as my wife says “Even my wires have wires?!” Then to have to try to remember how to recalibrate everything to fit your new location but I dig it. I like this space here for it gives me a bit more room and a totally different ambience something I have not experienced like in years. I cannot wait to see and hear what comes out of it. It is amazing what a little candle light and LED lights can do especially with some exotic incense and blacklight posters. Well maybe not the black light posters but you get the vibe. I will poste some pictures here soon once I find the time to take a few.

One thing during the move that was a drag was the fact that I had cut my hands several times with razor blades and boxes along with other health problems made the process more lengthly than usual but we made it and we are on the road to recovery as they say. I never really found out who THEY were yet but when I do I will let you know.

I also have had some great successes as of late with a lot of my music finding placements with in a load of TV shows and cable shows that have been airing on A&E, Bravo, NAT GEO and a few others. I cannot tell you how thankful I am for several production clients and libraries that do all the hard work in finding these placements and the people who dig my music thank you for the support.

I am still working on trying to sort things out with some past clients as well with regards to some Coca cola adds, GM and Microsoft but we are moving forwards and trying to leave the past behind. Forging NEW relationships and building NEW bridges to the future. I am thankful for all of you with whom I have had the joy of working with this past year. it has beena joy to work with all of you to create new music, to find new places to promote the music to bodly go where no man has gone, no wait that is a TV show, at any rate you got the picture.

If you are new to this website and new to my music and vision I say hello and thank you for tuning into this craziness. welcome, I hope I get the chance to make a lot of music with many of you over this coming year and I trust that you listen to my music and decide to send in some of your music for consideration.

I will write another blog later to share more info with you but I wanted to start the year out with a statement of trust and faith for a better year than last. I trust your hearts grow stronger and your vision gets clearer and your dreams become a reality this new year. STay in touch and stay connected. ROCK on to some of the music you find here, I also have several videos and commercial links as well.

If I can help anyone find the music for their production I would be more than happy to help you all yo have to do is share with me what your worrking on.

Mark Allan Wolfe
www.markallanwolfe.com
mark@markallanwolfe.com

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Merry Christmas

A few thoughts for this blessed season. I thought I would share these for you to maybe help you put things in perspective. This is a few thoughts i posted on my facebook page and thought I would share them with you as well. Merry Christmas to all of you.

Mary and Joseph both had the revelation come to them in a miraculous way of the part in the greatest story ever told. She was a young woman who was but a teenager yet she was a very mature one at that.  He had to make the choice to marry her even though she was with child imagine that times are no different than today remember that. She was a virgin who had become pregnant and said, it is GOD who made it…alright then maybe we need some therapy would be an answer yet He believed her story.
They both heard the revelation that their child was a special one , who would change the world. They began to do what needed to be done.
As life would happen at the appointed time they had NO place to go to have a baby…no hospital, home, friends house, clinic yet they just so happened to find a stable (in some translations,it could have been like a cave or part of one) at any rate the LORD provided WHAT THEY NEEDED not what THEY wanted perhaps. The same is still today for the trusting heart. Think for a moment the burden they both carried, the worry that flooded their heart must have been immense but we do not read about it none the less they were human beings with cares and thoughts like YOU and I.

Then they had no money no way of caring but GOD brought these dudes, from a far away place who were NOT from their neighborhood, or who they knew but they brought them gifts that provided them the means by which to support their humble family. Then the revelation comes that they need to boogy because the king at the time was trying to kill their gift to the world by killing all of the babies who were born around that time. So imagine the sorry and bloodshed of all of these children being slaughtered and slain as if they were nothing. It is hard to comprehend but I ask you to stop and take this story into your heart. It is more than just a mere card, or holiday tv special it actually happened.

Then they had to flee they had the money and way to get out of dodge. they must have been in inner turmoil thinking that surely God has a plan for us but it seems to not be happening the way we thought it would. How many times in our lives do things seem to NOT be going the way we think, yet in the end we find it has happened the way it did and it is a good thing it did.

Then after a while the heard again, time to MOVE BACK to the place where we were on the top 10 list to be killed. Not a good list to be on. Yet they did. do exactly what they were told.
So I am here trying to share withyou a simple yet profound truth that GOD is in the miraculous business. He has ways of working things out that we can never understand  or comprehend. So why do we try?> Why do we spend the hours in worry or stress because we are trying to figure out something that can only be understood when looking at it from a KINGDOM perspective.

During this holiday season remember these folks were regular peole like you and me charged with a great burden they could have bailed out at any time, yet they did not. I marvel that Mary trusted her husband and vise versa. Do you? They BOTH looked to GOD for their help and found in each a love beyond this earth, They found in there journey a love that defies explanation

There is so much more to all of this that it melts my head to try to plumb the end of this story. SO in our life time remember that they had the same choices as we do basically to believe or not believe to trust or NOT to trust. The world and their lives were better off for choosing to trust in GOD and I hope that after reading this long but humble letter you will find strength to face yet another holiday with out your loved one, that you will find encouragement to believe the unbeliveable to hope in GOD against all circumstances to say in your heart that although all is dark around me I will still put my hope in GOD.

Be encouraged and may I add to all my friends and strangers alike a very merry Christmas and may you chose to hope in GOD like these two people did so many years together.

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Make Your Music Career a Reality

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There are many ways to help advance your career if you want to. Many people are waiting for OTHERS to do it for them but the truth is NO ONE CARES more about YOUR music than YOU! I cannot begin to tell you about how many artist and bands approach me wanting to be FAMOUS or what ever but are doing absolutely NOTHING about trying to achieve their goals.

I wanted to maybe share a few ideas that may help you in your endeavors.

SET GOALS

 

To earn a good living in the music industry, you MUST develop a specific plan for how you will reach your goals. If you merely fantasize about making a lot of money, this is not enough to make this goal a reality. Rather than fantasizing, start working toward what you want to achieve by asking yourself the following questions:

  1. What are you doing to build your music career?
  2. What are you wanting out of your musical career ?
  3. Who are you surrounding yourself with ?
  4. Where do you see yourself in 5 yrs? of 2 yrs? even in 6 months?
  5. How are your going to get to where you want to be?

After you have figured out your answers for each question above, you must focus on making every action you take in your music career go toward achieving the exact goals you have made for yourself.

Most musicians looking to become successful in the music business are not sure what they must do to reach their desired goals. If you are experiencing this as well, the best solution to this problem is to seek out training from a professional who has shown other musicians how to earn a lot of money in their careers. This way, you can avoid making mistakes that will cost you significant time and effort to fix.

If you are looking for information on how to start your journey, or looking for help to build upon that which you have already started, then I would ask you to please send me an email  with some info about yourself and maybe I can help.

I will write more in the days to come in the mean time take some time to think about and answer the questions about. The answer may surprise you. A lot of people just say, ” I am going to be a big star, make all kinds of money” but they do not know how to accomplish this, or who to have help them. I may not have all your answers but I feel I can help you in your journey.

 

Mark Allan Wolfe

www.markallanwolfe.com

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