Stephen Rutishauser (of Chelsea Grin) Basic Package

Stephen Rutishauser (of Chelsea Grin) Basic Package

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Join Stephen Rutishauser (Guitarist of CHELSEA GRIN) and David Puckett (Founder of Music Mentors Online & Drummer for We Came As Romans) for a special 3-day live webinar series happening October 16th-18th! During each day, Stephen will be going in to depth on a ton of subjects focused around songwriting, including recording techniques, an equipment breakdown for self-recording, how to be super creative with your sounds & song structure, setting up a song skeleton, the art of programming drums effectively, enhancing your song through production & synths & TONS more!

Series Outline

Day 1:

  • •LOOKING AT STEPHEN'S WRITING METHOD: EQUIPMENT BREAKDOWN & WHAT YOU'LL NEED

  • THE BENEFITS & DOWNSIDES OF WRITING "IN THE BOX" AND WRITING WITHIN DIFFERENT CREATIVE SETTINGS

  • ​​•CAPTURING EMOTION & IMAGE IN YOUR SONGWRITING: HOW TO WRITE WITH AN EFFECT IN MIND

     

  • BREAKING OUT OF THE NORM FOR WRITING- GETTING CREATIVE WITH YOUR SONG STRUCTURES & USING SOUNDS CREATIVELY

     

  • HOW TO BALANCE WRITING FOR YOURSELF VS. WRITING FOR THE LISTENER

     

  • THE IMPORTANCE OF SPENDING TIME WITH YOUR SOUNDS (MAKING YOUR ART INSPIRING)

     

  • CREATING COHERENT TRANSITIONS BETWEEN DIFFERENT PARTS OF YOUR SONG

Day 2:

  • BEGINNING TO WRITE GUITAR, DRUMS & BASS: WRITING PART BY PART VS. CREATING A SKELETON STRUCTURE

     

  • ALL ABOUT PROGRAMMING DRUMS: HOW TO WRITE RESPONSIBLY & THE VALUE OF HAVING DRUMS IN PLACE FIRST

     

  • APPROACHING GUITAR & BASS PARTS: GETTING THE RIGHT TAKES

     

  • HOW TO WRITE PARTS THAT INTERPLAY WITH EACH OTHER FOR AN EXPRESSIVE & INTERESTING COMPOSITION

     

  • WRITING CREATIVE & IMPACTFUL BASS LINES

     

  • IGNORING THE PRESSURE TO "RIFF" IN YOUR SONGS

     

  • THE IMPORTANCE OF WRITING WITHIN YOUR MEANS & HOW TO LEAVE ROOM FOR VOCALS

Day 3:

  • ADDING SYNTH & PRODUCTION TO YOUR TRACK: UNDERSTANDING THEIR ROLE OUTSIDE OF THE TYPICAL "BAND" FORMAT

     

  • USING PRODUCTION & LAYERS TO DISTINGUISH YOUR MUSIC WITHIN A CONGESTED GENRE

     

  • HOW TO ENHANCE, CREATE, SHIFT & ENTIRELY MANIPULATE THE EMOTION & ENERGY OF YOUR SONG WITH SYNTH

     

  • HOW TO CREATE DYNAMIC IN YOUR SONGS: NOT EVERY PART HAS TO BE DRUMS, GUITAR OR BASS FOCUSED

     

  • HOW TO DETERMINE IF A PART IF HELPFUL, HURTFUL OR IRRELEVANT TO YOUR SONG

     

  • BREAKING DOWN CREATIVE USE OF SYNTH IN STEPHEN'S PERSONAL WRITING

Each BASIC Registrant will receive:

• Access to all 3 days of the webinar series livestream (each webinar will be a minimum of 1 hour in length).