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Dom Franco


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Post  Posted 15 Jan 2020 1:57 pm    
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I perform with my lapsteel using my own background trax. I always have a blast recording all the parts in my home studio. And then It's great to play my steel and sing along with the trax. As a solo act I have a very full sound.

But lately I have been noticing that some of my arrangements are too long... some over 4 minutes or longer. I always wanted to sing all the verses and have a steel guitar intro, solo and ending... But that make the songs too long.

Pop music professional Producers know that 3 minutes or less is the best length for pop hits... so they tighten up singles, and allow more time for album cuts.

So the past few days I have been back in the studio, mixing and re-mastering my trax. And I got to say less is more "Sometimes" One verse, chorus, steel solo, chorus and out!

What do you guys think about song length?
Dom Shocked
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