Ventura Notes for Notes Studio

Notes for Notes is excited to announce its new studio in partnership with the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Ventura to be located at the Olive Street Branch. Construction is currently underway and slated to be completed in the coming weeks with a soft opening to droves of excited youth in mid to late March 2015.

This exciting new location has been made possible by the generous support and collaboration of the Notes for Notes’ Venture Group comprised of dedicated community members who have stepped up to bring the organization to Ventura.

If you weren’t already excited, then wait till you see the renderings of the space below.

Stay tuned for an announcement of the Grand Opening event to come…

To make a donation to the Ventura Notes for Notes Studio please CLICK HERE

 

Notes for Notes® Studio #6- Los Angeles

Notes for Notes® announces the opening of our 6th Studio in partnership with the WSGV Boys & Girls Club in Los Angeles, CA on 10/27. This new location marks the 5th studio Notes for Notes has opened with the support of the Hot Topic Foundation.

Come visit our newest studio at:
West San Gabriel Valley Boys & Girls Club
328 S Ramona Ave
Monterey Park, CA 91754

Aliyah Wins The Band Perry Songwriting Contest

Santa Barbara’s own Aliyah Rameriz (11) wins Notes for Notes’ The Band Perry Songwriting contest!

In a songwriting contest between Notes for Notes’ 5 MusicBox Studios nationwide Aliyah Rameriz writes and records the winning entry “Stand Strong” at the MusicBox Studio East in Santa Barbara, CA. The mission of the contest was to write a song around The Band Perry’s theme of being a Pioneer in your own life! As the winner, she and her mother Sagi were flown (all expenses paid) to Lubbock, TX to meet The Band Perry at an intimate ‘Pioneers’ event as well as enjoy their concert that night with Rascal Flatts. An incredible experience and could not have been won by a more deserving talented young songwriter. Check out the winning track, lyrics, live announcement, and recap of her experience!  Notes for Notes sincerely thanks The Band Perry for all their support and generosity with this experience!



Song Title: Stand Strong
Song Writers: Kris Ehrman and Aliyah Rameriz
Performers:
Vocals – Aliayh Rameriz
Guitar Solo – Josh Ford
Guitar, Bass, Synth – Kris Ehrman
Final Mix: Mark Williams
Producer: Kris Ehrman

Lyrics:
Some people walk around they don’t care

Some people greedy, greedy don’t share

But what’s the point in livin if nobody really cares?

And what’s the point in lovin if nobodys willing to share?

 

Stand Strong, have hope

Don’t loose your faith, stand strong.

Move on, and make the world a better place, come on.

 

Stand Strong, have hope

Don’t loose your faith, stand strong.

Move on, and make the world a better place, come on.

Stand Strong

 

Since when did people stop having fun?

I think I’ll show the world how it’s done.

So I walk into to future like a sci-fi movie line

And you’ll be wishing you’ve been livin life like this the whole time

 

Stand Strong, have hope

Don’t loose your faith, stand strong.

Move on, and make the world a better place, come on.

 

Stand Strong, have hope

Don’t loose your faith, stand strong.

Move on, and make the world a better place, come on.

Stand Strong

 

Guitar Solo: Josh Ford

 

Stand Strong, have hope

Don’t loose your faith, stand strong.

Move on, and make the world a better place, come on.

 

Stand Strong, have hope

Don’t loose your faith, stand strong.

Move on, and make the world a better place, come on.

Stand Strong

Guitar Solo: Josh Ford

Producer Notes: Kris Ehrman

Aliyah was really excited to be a part of this contest and luckily she liked the only song that I had prepared for her.  We weren’t sure of what to write about, we didn’t have a single idea.  We just knew that the music we were working with called for some serious sass.

So we began talking about what a Pioneer is and what it really means for an eleven year old to be a Pioneer.  Aliyah doesn’t have the resources to land on the moon or discover new land.  But she does have the ability to stay focused in school, to be aware and thoughtful of others and to set and accomplish goals.  I just began writing the verses as if I were Aliyah, who stands out amongst her peers, who always sets a good example and is determined to succeed.

Josh Ford layed down some awesome guitar work.. I love that in the middle of this pensive pop rock track you all of the sudden get an Alice in Chains-like guitar solo.  Only in 2013 and after could someone get away with this.

Slightly Stoopid visits

MusicBox Studio Nashville South was lucky to host a visit from Slightly Stoopid’s Rymo, C-Money, and Paul prior to their Nashville show. The guys came in to the studio for a few hours to hang and collaborate on an original track with members Cameron, Will, Mary-Grace and Young-Way. Rymo laid down the drums: Paul added keys and organs; while C-Money laid down a ripping horn solo. Check out the video below.This track is shaping up to be our first collaborative one featuring our members with major artists.  It was and awesome experience and one we hope to duplicate in Santa Barbara this summer when the band comes through town for their SB Bowl show.

Also, starting Friday, May 3, 2013 at 10am PST we will be auctioning off a signed Slightly Stoopid SONOS PLAY:5 Wireless HiFi Speaker. Visit the eBay auction HERE.

Next Gen Producer Supports Next Gen!

PLAY IT FORWARD
Next Generation Producer Campfire Method Supports Notes for Notes!

Ben Gamble aka The Campfire Method has been volunteering as a producer/instructor at MusicBox Studio Nashville North since last fall as part of his internship at Big Picture High School. For his Senior project he has produced A Morphemic Deft, an EP of experimental electronic/ Hip-hop. He is giving the record away for FREE with a suggested donation to Notes for Notes because he is a solid dude. Get some rad music, support N4N and spread the word of the next big producer… The Campfire Method! Thanks Ben!

Download A Morphemic Deft HERE

Soundcloud sampler:

Head over HERE and give him a Like on Facebook too!

Studio Report- Nashville North Nov 2012

MusicBox Studio Monthly Report

Month/Year: November 2012
Studio Location: Nashville North Studio @ Preston Taylor Boys & Girls Club
Program Director: Nick Oldham

CLICK HERE to view report

Videos and Music:




http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=coiAxRGV0bY&feature=youtu.be