Striving to Make More of My Music More Accessible

After a whole string of concerts, festivals, etc. last summer and fall, I’ve been pretty much focusing on getting my home studio set up so I can record more of my music better. What’s the use of calling yourself a songwriter, if only about ten of your songs are available online? And those don’t include the ones folks comment on most often after concerts? I have a hundred or so songs I COULD record and put online, all things being equal. But getting the best songs recorded first, in a listenable format, is a priority.

Part of that has been getting plug-ins that sound like acoustic instruments, to use as place-holders while I’m working out arrangements. As an example I’m using to test my setup, here’s a pre-voice recording of “The Fox Went Out” with some of the parts sequenced rather than played in. BTW, I can play every instrument you hear here, so it’s not cheating exactly (although the wheezy pump organ string section is sort of stretching it). See if this sets your toes tapping.


About Paul

Paul Race has been writing and playing all kinds of music since the 1960s, though he tends to favor acoustic and traditional songs. He has created resources like,, and to help other musicians get a good start on their own journeys.

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