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Carmel Dean

Moms on Broadway, and a Song About Parenting (Project: Song Blog #5)

Carmel Dean | Posted 09.01.2012 | Home
Carmel Dean

This Song Blog was filmed back on Mother's Day, with Jill Abramovitz, Broadway actor/singer AND mom! Please enjoy "Ah, Belinda," a song about lost friendships, regret, and parenting, with lyrics by Anna K. Jacobs.

Project: Song Blog #4 -- OR -- Being a Composer in the City That Never Sleeps

Carmel Dean | Posted 08.12.2012 | Home
Carmel Dean

Quite often it is the energy and life of the city that inspires me to write, but sometimes it's just too hard to invent a new melody when "Oh Danny Boy" on the bagpipes is the only thing you're hearing.

Project: Song Blog #3 'My House' -- or -- Why I Love Chip Zien

Carmel Dean | Posted 07.29.2012 | Home
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Isn't it funny how hearing certain songs, or more specifically certain voices singing certain songs, can bring you back to a very specific memory? Like how hearing Peter Gabriel sing "In Your Eyes" whisks you back to your high school prom?

'American Idiot' Singer, Songwriter Team Up Again

Carmel Dean | Posted 07.22.2012 | Home
Carmel Dean

There's a "sweet spot" in a singers voice where, as a composer, you want your song to sit. It is where they will be able to hit their highest, strongest note (the "money note") and thrill the audience, and still not have their lower notes compromised.

How High Or Low Can You Go?

Posted 05.22.2012 | Home

If you're anything like us, at some point in your life you've been overcome with an uncontrollable urge to sing the highest or lowest note you can. If...