Aspiring musicians know just how challenging it is sometimes to come up with good music – a sound that will not only make people stop and listen, but potentially love it. It would be pure luck if they could actually even manage to get a Grammy or two for their efforts.
Well for those of you who are just starting out as a musician or a songwriter, you might get a tip or two from Printz Board himself. Our boy, Printz shared his experiences and insights on the creative process during a discussion with Dave Pensado on his weekly show, Pensado’s Place. Pensado is a Grammy-winning veteran sound mixing engineer with years of experience working with top artists like Beyonce, Mariah Carey, and Christina Aguilera.
Printz Board’s songwriting process usually starts with the chord – either on the piano or guitar – then the vocal. But if it’s a club music that he’s writing, he usually starts with the drum beats. When he goes clubbing, he takes all the emotions and energy from that experience and make something out of it. The melody just comes out after that.
What comes out as a result is a sound that he confidently feels as good music. He usually just trusts his instincts about what he’s written. For the detailed discussion on it, check out the video below. You can just jump to 18:01 of the video.