Can’t Get There From Here by Dave Schnur

Dave  Schnur

Broadjam Artist: Dave Schnur
Song: Can't Get There From Here

Broadjam Pro Reviewer:
Chris Keaton (Music Publisher, Artist Manager, Song Plugger)

Pro General Comments: The track and the players are right on the money here. The session must have really been magical. Very much like the last song I heard, from you, your recording and performance skills are exceptional. These players are top notch and should be creating records! Bravo!Now, the title: in my opinion, you have to be careful with one as ubiquitous as this. In other words, I have heard/read/been presented this title multiple times (and I am just one small voice in the forest!). In my opinion, you have not gone anywhere new with this. It's not original enough to grab my attention. To be brutally honest, I've heard it all before and written better. I am intrigued by one line: about the quarter not being returned. Now, THAT takes me back. But maybe ONLY me. Here's what I mean: the country audience these days skews very young. So young that it's doubtful they even know about pay phones, much less that you had to pay for calls!My suggestion is a rewrite of the lyric and re record the track.

Quote From Pro: The track and the players are right on the money here. The session must have really been magical.

Can’t Get There From Here by Dave Schnur

Dave  Schnur

Broadjam Artist: Dave Schnur
Song: Can't Get There From Here

Broadjam Pro Reviewer:
Chris Keaton (Music Publisher, Artist Manager, Song Plugger)

Pro General Comments: The track and the players are right on the money here. The session must have really been magical. Very much like the last song I heard, from you, your recording and performance skills are exceptional. These players are top notch and should be creating records! Bravo!Now, the title: in my opinion, you have to be careful with one as ubiquitous as this. In other words, I have heard/read/been presented this title multiple times (and I am just one small voice in the forest!). In my opinion, you have not gone anywhere new with this. It's not original enough to grab my attention. To be brutally honest, I've heard it all before and written better. I am intrigued by one line: about the quarter not being returned. Now, THAT takes me back. But maybe ONLY me. Here's what I mean: the country audience these days skews very young. So young that it's doubtful they even know about pay phones, much less that you had to pay for calls!My suggestion is a rewrite of the lyric and re record the track.

Quote From Pro: The track and the players are right on the money here. The session must have really been magical.

Long Decline by Dave Schnur

Dave  Schnur

Broadjam Artist: Dave Schnur
Song: Long Decline

Broadjam Pro Reviewer:
Chris Keaton (Music Publisher, Artist Manager, Song Plugger)

Pro General Comments: Dave, first and foremost please forgive my tardiness in getting this review to you. I apologize.I love the sultry, lazy vibe of this track. The lyric, melody and track make it so easy to visualize the scene. It's as if I am able to be a silent and invisible witness to the entire scene. To my mind, music s supposed to move the listener and this song really does. In fact, it seemingly transports me through time and space to be precisely where this Long Decline takes place.The track is absolutely stunning. The players (WHO THE HECK ARE THESE GUYS!?) are obviously pros. The way they ebb and flow, push and pull each other as they move through time is truly magical. My interpretation of their playing is that they are sympathetic to one another. Listening intently to each other and playing accordingly. Giving one another the space needed for the magic of this music to occur. Bottom line" THEY GET IT!The vocal is just imperfect enough to make the song believable. It's reminiscent of Sinatra's original version of One For My Baby ( and One More For The Road).

Quote From Pro: The recording transports me through time and space to be precisely where this Long Decline takes place.

Long Decline by Dave Schnur

Dave  Schnur

Broadjam Artist: Dave Schnur
Song: Long Decline

Broadjam Pro Reviewer:
Chris Keaton (Music Publisher, Artist Manager, Song Plugger)

Pro General Comments: Dave, first and foremost please forgive my tardiness in getting this review to you. I apologize.I love the sultry, lazy vibe of this track. The lyric, melody and track make it so easy to visualize the scene. It's as if I am able to be a silent and invisible witness to the entire scene. To my mind, music s supposed to move the listener and this song really does. In fact, it seemingly transports me through time and space to be precisely where this Long Decline takes place.The track is absolutely stunning. The players (WHO THE HECK ARE THESE GUYS!?) are obviously pros. The way they ebb and flow, push and pull each other as they move through time is truly magical. My interpretation of their playing is that they are sympathetic to one another. Listening intently to each other and playing accordingly. Giving one another the space needed for the magic of this music to occur. Bottom line" THEY GET IT!The vocal is just imperfect enough to make the song believable. It's reminiscent of Sinatra's original version of One For My Baby ( and One More For The Road).

Quote From Pro: The recording transports me through time and space to be precisely where this Long Decline takes place.

Treasure The Moment by David Banks

David Banks

Broadjam Artist: David Banks
Song: Treasure The Moment

Broadjam Pro Reviewer:
Robert Dellaposta (Writer, A&R, Publisher)

Pro General Comments: David, this is impressive and shows a lot of musical skill and training. The genre is a cross of pop/classical and new age. It's inspirational soothing relaxing pensive serene peaceful dreamy. The melodies are exceptional and the arrangement is A+. I can hear this being used in movies as a cinematic theme or for background and for luxury advertising and commercials for high end cars, jewelry etc and for spas and relaxation ambient atmospheric music. It's stirring, uplifting and kept me interested throughout. I would not hesitate to offer you a non-exclusive contract and pitch this song for sync licensing to movies and television. I can't imagine a music library or music placement company passing on this song. It's very professionally done. Great job. I loved the guitar work and the way you layered the strings. Excellent use of bowing techniques. I'm assuming they were synth but they sounded real. I would bet money this will find its way into a television show, movie, infomercial, documentary or commercial. Keep the faith and keep composing.

Quote From Pro: David Banks is a composer, arranger and instrumentalist who will soon make his mark in the world of classical/orchestral and cinematic music. He is original, creative and unique. His merging of pop influences with classical orchestral influences are both interesting and attention grabbing.

Treasure The Moment by David Banks

David Banks

Broadjam Artist: David Banks
Song: Treasure The Moment

Broadjam Pro Reviewer:
Robert Dellaposta (Writer, A&R, Publisher)

Pro General Comments: David, this is impressive and shows a lot of musical skill and training. The genre is a cross of pop/classical and new age. It's inspirational soothing relaxing pensive serene peaceful dreamy. The melodies are exceptional and the arrangement is A+. I can hear this being used in movies as a cinematic theme or for background and for luxury advertising and commercials for high end cars, jewelry etc and for spas and relaxation ambient atmospheric music. It's stirring, uplifting and kept me interested throughout. I would not hesitate to offer you a non-exclusive contract and pitch this song for sync licensing to movies and television. I can't imagine a music library or music placement company passing on this song. It's very professionally done. Great job. I loved the guitar work and the way you layered the strings. Excellent use of bowing techniques. I'm assuming they were synth but they sounded real. I would bet money this will find its way into a television show, movie, infomercial, documentary or commercial. Keep the faith and keep composing.

Quote From Pro: David Banks is a composer, arranger and instrumentalist who will soon make his mark in the world of classical/orchestral and cinematic music. He is original, creative and unique. His merging of pop influences with classical orchestral influences are both interesting and attention grabbing.