3 MORE Ways To RUIN Your LYRICS | Avoiding Common Lyric Writing PITFALLS lyric writing lyrics Jan 18, 2022

In this video, we talk about 3 different ways we can ruin our lyrics. Obviously we don't want to do that, so it's important to know some pitfalls to not fall into!

Let's talk about it!

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3 Ways To RUIN Your LYRICS | 3 Things To AVOID When Writing Lyrics Jan 13, 2022

Lyrics are often the most difficult element of songwriting. 

I think a part of the reason for this is that the vast majority of songwriters were musicians first and foremost who eventually...

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DON'T TRY TO WRITE A HIT SONG: A Rant don't try to write a hit song hit songs how to write a hit song Jan 10, 2022

I see so much obsession with "Hit songs" and "How to write a hit song?".

Some people take advantage this by creating content that tells you there's some formula. 

There isn't.

If there was a...

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How To QUANTIZE In REAPER Jan 06, 2022

Quantizing can help make the music recording process much faster and much more painless! 

In this video, we break down how to handle quantizing in Reaper.

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5 Ways to KEEP YOUR VERSES INTERESTING as a Songwriter Jan 03, 2022

In most songs, the chorus and bridge operate as the highlights. But most songs are about 50% verses! 

So in this video we're talking about how to keep our verses interesting!

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How To Do AUTOMATIONS In REAPER Dec 30, 2021

In this video, we talk about how to do automations in Reaper.

Automations are super easy to do and can make a huge difference in making strings, brass, and woodwind VSTs and plugins sound much...

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SIMPLE Way to Make Your CHORD PROGRESSIONS MORE INTERESTING Dec 27, 2021

You don't have to have fancy chord progressions to make your chord progressions interesting. 

In fact, making subtle and small changes such as changing your basic major or minor triad to a...

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What is the PHRYGIAN MODE? Phrygian Mode for Songwriters Dec 23, 2021

What is the Phrygian mode? And how is it useful to us as songwriters?

If you're looking for a sound that's darker than a regular minor key, the Phrygian mode might be the mode for you. 

Let's...

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4 Things Songwriters Can Learn From Authors Dec 20, 2021

I think there are 4 important things we as songwriters can learn from authors.

In fact, I'm of the opinion that artists can learn quite a lot from artists of different forms.

Authors can learn...

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What is the DORIAN MODE? Dorian Mode for Songwriters Dec 16, 2021

What is the Dorian mode? Specifically, how do we figure out the notes and use it as songwriters?

In this video, we talk about how to get to the Dorian mode with keeping the same key...

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3 MORE REASONS Your SONG SUCKS Dec 13, 2021

In this video, we're going to talk about 3 more reasons that your song might suck. 

Sometimes we end up underwhelmed with our final song. Sometimes it's worse and we hate it or resent it for...

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What is the MIXOLYDIAN MODE? Mixolydian Mode for Songwriters Dec 09, 2021

What is the Mixolydian Mode? The short answer is that it is the "darkest" of the 3 modes that are based on a Major Tonic chord. 

If you want a song that's mostly Major in sound, but not ...

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