Changing the World through Music, one Song at a Time
SongHarper is dedicated to making the world a positive place through music. Founder, J. Justin Harper, is a Southeast based composer and educator with over 15 years of experience writing, teaching, and performing music. He holds a Bachelor’s of Music in Composition and Education with a K-12 certification. SongHarper offers various services such as a live performances, collaborative songwriting, audio production, conceptual songwriting, commissioned works, transcriptions, lead charts, music theory lessons, children’s guitar and piano instruction, and more!
Please explore the site to learn more about SongHarper services. Be sure to let us know what you think by “commenting” on pages and the blog under “Chirps”.
The Kid Needz for Tanner Denton is nearing completion! All of our artists’ songs are produced and ready for the final processing. Thanks to donations from community members, we are able to manufacture the CD and hopefully get them before the end of the year. David Wilson’s ALS “Pass the Gift” Fundraiser, the Mebanes, Shelby… Continue reading →
Finishing up on Tanner’s Song. Adding some more instrumentation. this kid really did a great studio take. It is going to be the shining star on the album. Tanner is still receiving from his kidney transplant surgery. Prayers are needed!
This is TANNER’S song!! I just couldn’t wait. We recorded his vocals with a backing track and will produce it with real instruments. He really enjoyed the studio experience. I went ahead and added some things that he wanted like the eq’s and the echo at the end. This 9 year old told me that… Continue reading →
Tanner is getting ready for his transplant, but I think he is a little more excited about getting back to school and seeing his friends. Charlotte businessman and long time family friend, Michael Farrell, has taken steps to start a non-profit foundation for Tanner Denton. This makes our CD pursuit a little more clear with… Continue reading →
Wrapping up year 4 as the Arts Enrichment Coordinator for the 2013 Math Academy, I felt like it should end with more than just a graduation. The Math Academy has served over 500 of Cleveland County’s students who attend based on scholarship and teacher recommendation. This year, I composed a theme song for the Math… Continue reading →
This week I had the pleasure of working with the accomplished guitar player, Jim McCurry. Here is one of the songs we recorded at SongHarper Studio, Cannonball Rag. Jim uses a unique picking style that incorporates bass, rhythm, and melody reminiscent of Merle Travis, Chet Atkins, and Jimmy Reed. Who is Jim McCurry? A guitar player… Continue reading →
A Bit About Kid Needz SongHarper is looking for MUSICIANS, SONGWRITERS, and BACKERS for Kid Needz! Kid Needz is aspiring to produce a CD that will support a 3rd grader who needs a kidney transplant. All proceeds from the CD will go toward the kidney transplant. Third grader, Tanner Denton, has a rare kidney disease… Continue reading →