Danda Funk Productions


What You Need To Know About Danda Funk

Danda Funk originally started learning music as a drummer.  Later a young age he started learning how to play guitar.

His first instructor was the late David Carry, may his memory be a blessing.  David taught him all his modes up and down the guitar neck, the basics of the Western Musical System.  Then Danda showed up one day for his next lesson, only to find out that David had passed, but he foundation had been laid.

He furthered his guitar studies under Jazz Guitarist Sterling Gray, and then later under Jerry Hahn at Wichita State University.  He later decided to learn how to add bass lines to his guitar work, and in turn started learning how to play the bass guitar.

There have been several authors and books that have been instrumental in his songwriting.  The first books being The Craft of Lyric Writing, and Successful Lyric Writing: A Step-By-Step Course & Workbook, by the late Sheila Davis.

Another author that has been instrumental in his songwriting development has been Rikky Rooksby.  Rikky has authored several books that Danda has studied and added to his library, How to Write Songs on Keyboards: A Complete Course to Help You Write Better Songs, How to Write Songs on Guitar: A Guitar-Playing and Songwriting Course, How to Write Guitar Riffs: Create and Play Great Hooks for Your Songs, and Arranging Songs: How go Put the Parts Together, just to name a few.

And of course the list would not be complete without mentioning Pat Pattison, Pat is a writing instructor at Berklee College of Music.  Danda took a course that was offered on Coursera.org that was taught by Pat.  Pat has authored several books also, books like Writing Better Lyrics, Songwriting Without Boundaries, Essential Guide to Rhyming, and Essential Guide to Lyric, Form and Structure, all very good books.

It was also during a course being taught at Coursera.org that Danda was introduced to Music Production in a course taught by Louden Stearns, also a member of the Berklee College of Music.  It was Loudens course that opened up a total new world to Danda Funk.

The course was instrumental in directing Danda learning more about Mixing and Mastering.  Courses that were taught by Eli Krantzberg on the Groove3 website, books by Bobby Oswsinski, and courses taught by Joshua Carney, TheMusicTechHelpGuy on the MacProVideo website.

One would ask, why is Danda telling you all this, well, hopefully it will help those who are looking for some direction in their musical career.

Danda Funk (Funk Music Production Services)