DrCal Insight: “2017,
Well here we are in August already and 2017 is more than half way done. Now with that being said the next thing is
to check whether the New Years’ list has been covered. There are some things on my list that are just getting done.
But the important thing I have learned in many cases is that timing is the key. Most of my life I have been rushing
from one thing to the next, but that is unnatural. When you look at the things around you there must be a realization
that those things did not appear overnight. I have also learned if you want apples, don’t plant pears .You should keep
the focus on the needed areas.
Cultivation is part of the journey. What I want my Insight Family to do is not get frustrated at the things that have not
been done yet, but understand how nature around you exists. The trees and plant life and birds and other animals
operate by the Seasons. Have you ever noticed how it seems the wildlife can tell when a storm is coming? They just
gather what they need and take shelter until the time is right to come out again. They don’t try to resist and change
nature, they just know how to adapt to what is dealt. There is always a harvest but you cannot force the process.
Just do what you know so when things come up you can adapt. There is still time in this year to suceed. Give it your
best but don't stress.
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I was first introduced to music at a very young age by my father, Isom Green Sr. My father bought a
Trumpet for me after he saw I had an interest in music while I attended one of his rehearsals. After I
graduated high school, I attended college, where I studied the trumpet with Charley Davis and
played in wind and jazz ensembles as well as different Jazz and R&B Groups. I worked in different
studios in the LA area including Innovative Sounds of Music, which was a studio owned by my
father. This is where I became interested in Recording and Music Production. As a producer, I have
worked with many well known artists in the music industry such as Whitney Houston, Jermaine
Jackson, and Ice Cube. (just to name a few).....
NO. 13 August 2017
Isom Green Jr.
August 21st 2017 @4pm EST
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This month our guest on our Living Legends segment is Arnold McCuller. He has a rich distinctive
voice and has performed with some of the best in the music industry.
Arnold McCuller is described as one of the most expressive vocalist in the business. Whether
performing solo or singing back up, his dynamic voice often brings the audiences to their feet.
McCuller's voice has graced recordings by many elite artist in the industry, including Aretha Franklin,
Diana Ross, Luther Vandross, Bonnie Raitt Just to name a few.
Arnold McCuller with Phil Collins
New York City EST
How to Give Better Song Feedback
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“He’s the most talented songwriter this country has produced…”
When I joined the Songwriting Faculty at the Berklee College of Music in 2010, I was 26 years
old. I put up a brave front and tried to summon a facade of confidence. But in the privacy of my
ramshackle share house in Boston’s Chinatown, I was spending 10 hours a day pulling together
all my notes, rereading text books, calling old teachers, and cramming. I basically wrote myself
a script for each class so there would be no cracks, no breaking points.
This worked out well enough for the intro classes. But I had another class to teach where the
weekly instructions were: “Write songs. Get feedback.” How do you prepare for that? I took a
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