How To Finish Your Song's Music Sep 04, 2021

Have you ever been stuck in your songwriting?

Maybe you wrote your entire chorus, but you still don’t have a verse melody.

Maybe you have a melody you love, but can’t figure out a...

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Songwriting Is A Funnel Sep 04, 2021

What is a funnel?

Well, according to Google: 

“A funnel is a tube or pipe that is wide at the top and narrow at the bottom, used for guiding liquid or powder into a small opening.”...

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Instrument Improvisation Is Important Sep 04, 2021

Instrument improvisation is important. 

I would go so far as to say it is the single most important skill to my songwriting.

If you can always come up with a joke in real time, I bet you can...

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Don't Write A Chord Progression Sep 04, 2021

Don’t write chord progressions.

What do I mean by writing chord progressions?

I mean writing from a “G, A, C” or “V, vi, I” standpoint.

There’s a difference...

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Write A Backstory For Your Song Sep 04, 2021

It’s important to write a backstory for your song. Let’s talk about why.

 

It Helps Flesh Out The Character Of Your Story In Your Mind

One reason it’s important to write a...

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Don't End On A I Chord Sep 04, 2021

 

Joseph talks about breaking out of your songwriting box and ending your song on something other than a I chord.

Why mindlessly end on a I chord because “That’s what most people...

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Add Chords, What Are They All About? Sep 04, 2021

Learning a new type of chord is like adding a tool to your toolbox. Sure, that Phillips-head screwdriver was helpful, but sometimes you need a Flat-head.

Sure, you can cook with vegetable oil, but...

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Why You're Wrong About Music Theory Sep 04, 2021

“BUT THE BEATLES DIDN’T KNOW MUSIC THEORY!”. So? Steve Jobs didn’t graduate college, does that mean it’s better not to go to college?

On average, people with...

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You Need To Know Your Why Sep 04, 2021

It’s now 2020. A new year. A new decade. Another year to make your mark on this world with your music.

Behind all that you do as a songwriter and musician, there must be a reason.

A...

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How To Start Arranging Sep 04, 2021

Arranging can be really overwhelming. How on earth do you get from that singer-songwriter style song with a basic guitar strum pattern all the way to a fully-arranged song?

How do you know what...

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How To Start Writing A Melody Sep 04, 2021

Don’t know how to start writing your melody?

Do you have chords and lyrics, but are lost on how to start your melody? Or did you want to write your melody before doing anything else? Maybe...

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How To Start Writing Lyrics Sep 04, 2021

I get it, you want to write a song, but don’t know where to start. Maybe you’re trying to start with lyrics and find yourself staring at a blank page. Maybe you have some music written...

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