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Tag Archives: Songwriting
These days a lot of musicians are thoroughly trained in High School and College. It’s more and more rare to find players who haven’t had at least little music theory background. Although it’s been proven in the industry that a whole lot of great musicians never read a note, It’s become more important then ever to have some basic reading skills. Music jobs are so varied these days it’s a good idea to get as thorough an education as possible. I thought this week I could give an overview of reading basics. Many of you will already know all this stuff, but since I’m going to be doing mostly transcriptions and things in this blog I’d like to give this introduction to reading for reference. Continue reading
Our friends at Songtrust, who provide the easiest way to collect all your royalties, are doing their best to help us all avoid Hump Day Slump with a guide to keeping things creative.
There is no reason why the creative process needs to be a struggle; a never-ending tug of war between you and an idea. Unfortunately, this is the approach that many songwriters take.
For any songwriter, both hobbyists and professionals included, the way to achieve the greatest success is to nurture the creative process, so that each idea – no matter how big or small – can blossom into a fully developed song. Continue reading
YouNow is the newest way to broadcast yourself to the world, a kind of “open Mic” for musicians. Each performer lines up to broadcast and the public votes up or down depending on their feelings about that performer.
In this case, our community team played the role of the voter and helped giveaway $2,000 in prizes! Though it was a very difficult decision to make as all of the contestants gave a strong performance, they finally chose a winner.
Drum roll please…. Continue reading
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