Ranjit Arapurakal

Singer, Songwriter, Multi-inst

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I'm a musician's musician and songwriting coach. Let's finish your song right now!

Songwriting assistance, coaching.

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Interview with Ranjit Arapurakal

  1. Q: What are you working on at the moment?

  2. A: Daily yoga and meditation practice, austerity and discipline.

  3. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  4. A: Analog if you can afford it. Nothing beats the real thing.

  5. Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?

  6. A: I promise you are going to love my collaborative input.

  7. Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?

  8. A: It's all about vibing and sustainability.

  9. Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?

  10. A: Trust your gut.

  11. Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?

  12. A: just hand drums and a didge. maybe a tuning fork.

  13. Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?

  14. A: I have been a pro for 20 years now.

  15. Q: How would you describe your style?

  16. A: Utterly ineffable.

  17. Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?

  18. A: George Harrison, because he was so cool!

  19. Q: Can you share one music production tip?

  20. A: Don't be afraid to hard pan!

  21. Q: What type of music do you usually work on?

  22. A: Pop, Americana

  23. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  24. A: An encyclopedic knowledge of music theory.

  25. Q: What do you bring to a song?

  26. A: Me!

  27. Q: What's your typical work process?

  28. A: Nothing is typical. Every project has its special nuances and needs.

  29. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  30. A: iOS musician

  31. Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?

  32. A: The Beatles, D'Angelo, Lenny Kravitz, Guns n' roses, U2, James Taylor, Weather Report, James Brown, Funkadelic, Fela Kuti...

  33. Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.

  34. A: As a singer songwriter, I have tons of ideas for your song! Sometimes all you need is the tiniest little change - a chord, a note, a beat, a modulation, instrumentation... I can help you find that one thing.