Demystifying Songwriting with Ben Levin

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Adam Neely

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Shared August 13, 2019

Let’s demystify songwriting! Guitarist/YouTuber/Animator Ben Levin and I wrote a song, and we documented the whole process through the initial sketch to the demo to the final live recording.

CHECK OUT THE FULL PERFORMANCE
https://youtu.be/OgSESWL8H2I

(spotify link)
https://open.spotify.com/track/6Cy5WR...

BEN LEVIN’S CHANNEL
https://www.youtube.com/user/nimajqeb

The beautiful band…

Jessica Kion - Vocals, Bass
Ben Levin - Guitar
Shubh Saran - also Guitar
Zac Zinger - Shakuhachi, EWI
Josh Bailey - Drums, SPD, Audio Engineering
Me - Keys, weirdly
Liz Maney - Live Videographer

Mixed by Adam Neely
Mastered by Randy Roos at Squam Sound

Hope you enjoy!

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Tom Kiriaty

We had to write a song in band this year and me and my friend wrote a cool song

6 days ago | [YT] | 1,018

Jon Wilson

Nice comparison of incest to the creative process

6 days ago | [YT] | 762

Ben Levin

Hearing the audio from our experiments next to the finished version is surreal! Beautiful work <3. I'd let you babysit my dog if I had one, very competent human right here ^

6 days ago | [YT] | 688

GuelermeDias

Adam Neely's approach to songwriting and arrangement:

what if all the instruments were BASS

6 days ago | [YT] | 168

10,000 Subscribers with two videos?

The way Ben sits makes me uncomfortable

6 days ago | [YT] | 589

D3vitron

Uploading at the same time as ben levin gives me a trolley problem level decision to make

6 days ago | [YT] | 503

Andrew Wiemken

Make sure the chicken and paprika are in the SAME DISH

6 days ago | [YT] | 128

Reuben Holt

Adam can you make a video on jazz’s influence on rap and hip hop. And albums like Kendrick Lamar’s To Pimp A Butterfly.

6 days ago | [YT] | 257

Moldy

That bass EWI actually slaps. Sounds like it definitely djents.

6 days ago | [YT] | 332

slimkt

“Ideas are kinda cheap in a way.” Agreed. Anyone can have an idea. It’s the expanding upon that little idea and the execution that really is the journey.

Also, that EWI bass sounds killer.

6 days ago (edited) | [YT] | 101

Adam Emond

How you gunna say "demystifying" with Ben Levin in the thumbnail? Dude is MYSTIFYING.
proceeds to watch entire video

6 days ago | [YT] | 78

Andy Chamberlain Music

I've always noticed my music is way different when composed with a friend, even if I feel like "I totally could have written that on my own" it there is a decisive difference between solo and duo music.

6 days ago | [YT] | 96

Slightly Tooned

Sit in basement and wait until something good comes out, then sprinkle some paprika on it. Who knew song writing could be that easy!

6 days ago | [YT] | 120

GabzitoHD

When I write songs it's seldom the riff or chord progression that I originally thought was gonna carry the song that becomes the best part of the song. The best parts are usually found in the journey when you start to build upon that original idea.

6 days ago | [YT] | 34

Tobias Sample

That vocalist has the exact right voice for that song.

6 days ago | [YT] | 10

Yungblut

Adam faces at 10:06
- Oh yes, yes, incest
- Wait, what?
- Don't make me edit this out
- Oh I see, I see

6 days ago | [YT] | 25

Petya Petrov

"Habsburg Music" - music that consists of high amount of decisions, traceable to a particular individual and his "style". My bass is my chin!

6 days ago | [YT] | 42

Adam Inouye

EWI (electronic wind instrument)?

6 days ago | [YT] | 23

Zafer Alabbas

Question for your next Q&A
What Jazzy thing can you do with a harpsichord

2 days ago | [YT] | 0

Camden D

The new "MORE COWBELL" should be "MORE SHAKUHACHI"

5 days ago | [YT] | 4