What I’m come realize over the past two months, is that my music review templates are great in theory, but difficult to apply in practice. Why? I guess I get too detailed and than the review becomes wordy, and takes away from probably the best part of review, which are my song picks & links to those videos. The main reason is that I cannot put out as many music reviews as I would like using this format (ie. I have a waiting list of reviews to do!)
So recognizing changes were need, here is what I propose to do:
1) I will cut down on the artist/band information portion because that is already covered in the links I provide.
2) Each category of analysis will be just given a mark versus descriptive feedback.
3) The marks will be eighth notes: ♫ = 2 eighth notes represents one full mark; ♪= 1 eighth note equals a half mark
4) A perfect score = ♫♫♫♫ ( or like 4 stars in a movie review)
For example – Sample Review:
Technicality/Quality of Recording: ♫♫
At this point I give a brief (one paragraph max) descriptive review of the most important points I want to share about that artist/band.
After my brief summary, I continue on with my favorite 2 songs, & video links to those songs.
This will allow me to do quicker, easier, and frankly more music reviews while keeping it relevant and entertaining for you. I realize that in today’s internet saturated world, everything must be quick, relevant, to the point, and worthy of your attention (the song choices/video links).
So that’s it, that will be more format that I use for music reviews and we’ll see how it goes!
P.S. I haven’t given up on my “Top 15 Underground/Indie/Unsigned Songs of the Week”. I’m giving it a name change that makes it easier for me. I will call it “Recommended Underground/Indie/Unsigned Songs” and I will have the date of that week in brackets.
O.K. everybody, I’m excited about the changes, and hoping that I bring music reviews to you quicker, more effectively, and on a “consistent” basis in order to improve my blog.