Happy end of year! (Dec 2020)

Dear all,

Hope your all having a great end of year. It’s been crazy innit!

Just thought I would round off this year with one of my latest creations. Here it is:

I decided to show you how far I got with this one instead of just an extract. Unfortunately with this track, I just couldn’t figure out where to take it…I did take some breaks in-between writing it, maybe that contributed to it?

I’m just gonna leave it there and maybe I might revisit it again one day.

I feel I am getting better at composing…just a little bit, I tried to focus a lot more with this track, and really tried to pay attention to creating the drum parts. I feel this song isn’t really that exciting even though it does seem quite interesting to me. I didn’t really play anything in this time when I composed and just tried to use my mind and the sequencer.

We’ll see how the next one goes, I do want to really take it slow now when I compose and really try to make it sound good…I think I just need to get better at generating ideas. I know what we hear at the end of a finished piece isn’t what we heard in the early stages of creation, but I have to learn to accept that process more and try to compose more consciously.

Anyways, I hope you have a great end of year, and I look forward to seeing you in the next one!

Love Jamie

Giving up Music Production for Good!

Heart to Heart, for my listeners

Dear all,

I want to write a post to get you up to date on what’s going on with me. I am working on a new release called ‘Simple Beats’ which is a collection of my beats that I want to share with you.

I wanted to write that I am thinking of making this my last release because I start to wonder, I love making these little tunes, they may not be masterful, but for me they bring me so much pleasure. But I have to ask myself, why bother, why keep making this music and then releasing it on the internet, it isn’t making me a living and it doesn’t look like many people actually listen to my music, so why should I keep making it?.

I know it gives me pleasure, but what benefit am I giving humanity by doing this. I think I need to change my focus and place my attention elsewhere. I think I will develop more on my musical skills and becoming a teacher of music, and also performing music more. All the music I make, I can only go so far, I don’t know how to make it sound good, professional, and I don’t know that much about composition to expand on my ideas properly, but like I said, to me, it is enough, it doesn’t really matter.

So I just wanted to set the record straight for all of you. I want to leave my Soundcloud as it is, so people get the full journey of what I created here, but I may add tracks and maybe possibly hide tracks on there, we will see.

I want to leave you with this piece that is from the album, it is called ‘Walking’. It encompasses my journey on this website, through all the ups and downs, and my intention of walking away from music production with a peaceful resolution inside.

I don’t know what else to say, I am sorry if I have offended anyone, but I am the one to blame really, if I don’t have the belief or willpower to create a world out of this.

I love you all.

The Composing Truth

Dear friends,

Today I realised a very important thing. I no longer seek to become a professional composer.

I am very happy being a lover of composing and I compose because of the love of sound and the creation process.

I realise I had to make a choice in regards to my music aspirations:

Composer or Musician

I can see from my own life experience that I have a genuine love for music and expressing sound. My musicality has always been well received, and being a musician is much more natural to me. I can envision my path in this direction very clearly. With composing, not so much, and I have been trying for around 10 years now.

One of the key things I have realised is, I have never had an intention to become a professional composer even though I have achieved a degree in electronic music (it was very hard, and I even developed an illness during this time). I have always been very happy just simply loving and appreciating the art of composing, and it brings me great joy creating with sound.

My role as a musician is much more supported. I can see myself, being a session musician, being a private teacher, performing in bands, singing, recording songs in a studio, basically being happy. What I love most about being a musician is expressing music together with others. It’s that collective, supportive expression of creating music that I love wholeheartedly.

And that is why I will ultimately achieve more success in this direction than I ever did with composing.

Love Jamie

New release to come sometime this year

Hi everyone,

I just wanted to notify you that I am thinking about releasing some more music this year.

I have recently been organising my music folders so I can properly assess which tracks I want to work on.

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I am currently thinking of releasing a small EP or album of my most favourite tracks that I have been working on. I am going to choose a variety of material as alot of the tracks I make have a different feel to them.

I want to get these tracks polished and I want to make sure they deliver to my vision and intention.

I am really excited about this and I am looking forward to sharing my music with the world again.

Love Jamie

Releasing Tracks

Dear friends,

I have noticed that I have amassed quite a collection of tracks on SoundCloud now. The other day I went through all of them and noted what stage I was at with them, whether it was an idea, experiment, or a song I was trying to create.

I am thinking of setting myself a goal to try and work on these tracks and finish them.

Although it is tempting for me to keep releasing new ideas as they come, I am going to hold on to them for the time being, and try and focus my efforts on improving the tracks I already have, waiting for me.

Of course, if there is one I really like, I will share it, follow my intuition.

I can see that there can be a situation where one creates so many ideas, forget to go back and finish them, bloom that original intention they had for an idea.

Hope all is well,

Jamie

Resolutions

Dear all,

So January has come and gone, but there is one resolution for this year I want to achieve. Making music has really picked up since I returned last year. It’s all just a journey of self discovery….

My resolution for this year is to release an album or even EP of my tracks on Bandcamp or any other internet music thing.

The difference to other stuff I have done, is this time I am going to really work on them, the composition and the sound. Both a challenge, but worth it. I may even get my tracks mastered (a new endeavour).

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I feel I got to get my music out there so it can connect with people who are looking for it.

Loves in bounds of puppy dog licking!

Jamie Rama Productions 2014

Dear all,

For much of this year I haven’t been active with my music or the website, but I am very pleased to have picked it up towards the end of this year. This year I guess has been all about getting back into things and rekindling my flame for music and producing. With the advent of me starting to use Logic again, I am now having a ball of a time composing, whether it be songs or just ideas. However, after getting a little confused about what software to use, I realised to just go with the flow and not stress too much about it.

I think the main thing I have learnt is that when you play or compose music, its all about the energy and the feel that you put into it. Many times I have gotten lost somehow, but I am trying to overcome my difficulties. This latest track I believe showcases my creative energies well.

Love you loads. Bye

I feel peace – short piece

Dear all,

I have been finding it really difficult to move from Reason to Logic, cause it can be really addictive with Reason. I can get lost in the details with all the knobs and buttons, and never make any music. (plus I’ve used it for so long, you can become attached).

I know I am making the right move, (I think I always new Logic was better). The thing is, Reason just looks so good you wanna use it, but once you use a better program, you difference is plain to see. (And I notice, all the professionals use Logic, if not that then Pro Tools, no one ever mentions Reason, and there is a reason for that.

Logic is so much more professional, smooth, just so easy. Just check this piece below, literally in 10 minutes or so.

I promise you my loves, I reckon I am going to go further with Logic now then ever before and make better music than I previously didn’t think I could do!

I know you are all behind me and know how talented I am, I am going to get better at this!

Love you always

What a ride!

Dear all,

I’m really happy with my myself and all the music I have released over these last two weeks or so. I just been going with the flow. I hope you guys have enjoyed listening.

I had a brainwave the other night, and had some interesting ideas about the website and how I could improve it. So I am going to take a break from releasing music and see what I can come up with.

I am so happy that I giving my music and the website some TLC again. I guess its important to believe in yourself innit.

Thank you everyone for all your support!

Love Jamie