Boosting Your Musicality and Developing a Live Performance with Haywyre

“You’re never gonna be exactly where you want to be, but you can make the most of the circumstances you are in.”—Haywyre

For our 100th episode, I had the pleasure of sitting down with the amazingly talented producer Haywyre. He is a fantastic pianist who incorporates his classical and jazz background into his productions.

In this episode, we talk about how he stays so productive in the studio, how to create more harmonically and melodically complex music, and what to look for in a default template. He also shares tips and advice on getting into live performance.

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Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | YouTube | Soundcloud

Show notes:

  • Haywyre’s musical background (4:54)
  • Moving from classical music into jazz (6:35)
  • Getting into production (8:19)
  • Creating his first album (12:02)
  • Releasing “Two Fold” (13:01)
  • How he approached his latest album (15:02)
  • How Haywyre approaches songwriting (20:03)
  • Haywyre’s workflow (21:17)
  • Setting up a default template (23:47)
  • Dealing with creative struggles (24:49)
  • How to finish more music (29:27)
  • How to write more harmonically/melodically interesting music (34:52)
  • Should producers learn to play an instrument? (38:20)
  • Vocoders (39:38)
  • Getting into live performance (45:10)
  • Three pieces of advice (46:56)
  • What’s next for Haywyre (47:27)

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