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With over 20 years in the wedding music business, Will Taylor and his guests walk you through the process of designing your own personal wedding music plan.

Music for a Wedding with Will Taylor noreply@blogger.com (Will Taylor)

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With over 20 years in the wedding music business, Will Taylor and his guests walk you through the process of designing your own personal wedding music plan.

    All about Strings Attached and Music for a Wedding - Why have live music?

    All about Strings Attached and Music for a Wedding - Why have live music?

    Welcome to the very first MusicForaWedding podcast from Will Taylor and Strings Attached.  I am Will Taylor and I am here with my wonderful assistant Amanda Cevallos.  Hey Amanda! Amanda: Hello. Will Taylor: And this is the first podcast to help you figure out the music for your wedding and all the ins and outs you want to make this fun and if you have any questions for us, send an email to Will@WillTaylor.com and put in the subject field ‘Wedding music podcast’ to anything you want to know.  We’d love to help you out, love to hear from you.  Just send us an email toWill@WillTaylor.com, any question you have about wedding music. Today’s main topic, this is our first podcast and we are just going to talk about the role of music in a wedding.  Why should we have music anyway in a wedding?  What makes it important in a wedding?  But before we get to that I want to tell you a little bit about myself and about Amanda. Since 1989 I have helped couples realize their wedding music dreams and I have played the violin, viola and guitar professionally in the Austin area for over 24 years, including 20 years with the Austin Lyric Opera orchestra.  With my group Strings Attached I have worked with artists like Bob Schneider, Shawn Colvin, P Diddy, _______[1:55], Tish Hinojosa, Carolyn Wonderland, Gary Clark Jr. - we bring a lot of experience to the table in helping the couples figure out what they want for their wedding. Amanda Cevallos went to college at the University of Montana where she studied dance choreography and performance as well as entertainment management at the U of M School of Business.  In 2009 she came back to Texas where she was raised and in March 2010 she joined the team at Will Taylor and Strings Attached. Your musical event planning needs are her first priority.  She knows the ins and out of the Strings Attached repertoire built over our 20-year history in the business.  But she also has her finger on the pulse of what’s current and popular culture, which makes her an ideal booking agent and a facilitator.   So welcome Amanda.  I am so glad to have her here.  She has been with us for over an year now.  I think we have a really great thing going on and she has a lot to turn in on and I am just going to invite her to interrupt me when appropriate.   Let me talk about music and let me share a few quotes: “Music is the shorthand of emotion” – Leo Tolstoy. “Music is what feelings sound like.  Music is the universal language of mankind” – Longfellow. So what is the role of music at a wedding?  When you think of a wedding ________[3:22] that is kind of like planning a major life event, in a way it’s like a movie production or producing a play.  It’s not unlike that.  This is an event that’s going to happen one time in your life and what would it be like if you went to see a play or a movie and there is no music accompanying it?  It’s just people talking to each other. From my standpoint it might not have as much emotional impact and for me the role of music at a wedding is to help the emotional impact.  A wedding is very emotional experience.  So music can help the emotion be experienced more deeply by not just the couple but all the people that are attending, and that’s one thing to remember is that as you are planning your wedding, this is for your family and your friends as much for them as it is for you and you want them to have this memorable emotional experience. Now for most people it’s also a religious experience and music is a big part of the emotional impact of spirituality.  So it’s like setting the scene.  It’s a soundtrack for a grand production that you are planning.  So I’d like to ask you to think in your mind and visualize the scene, like a scene in a movie.  What is your soundtrack going to sound like? At this point it might be nice just

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