How To Figure Out All Notes For Minor Keys Sep 04, 2021

Do you know what notes you’re working with when someone says “This song is in the Key of E natural minor”? If you forget what notes are sharp or flat in a key, do you have any...

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How To Figure Out All Notes For Major Keys learn major keys major key notes major keys Sep 04, 2021

Do you know what notes you’re working with when someone says “This song is in the Key of E Major”? If you forget what notes are sharp or flat in a key, do you have any way to...

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4 Tests to Ensure You Have a Great Melody Sep 04, 2021

You know what isn’t fun? Someone testing you.

But melodies don’t have feelings, so we don’t have to worry about testing them.

That and these tests are very simple and yet...

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The Golden Rule of Arranging arranging arranging your song music arranging Sep 04, 2021

Even when you get the hang of songwriting, arranging can be overwhelming. It’s a whole different beast. Now you need to take your vocal and guitar piece and turn it into a full performance...

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Chord Progression Basics - Major Keys learn music theory major key major key notes music theory Sep 04, 2021

A huge part of a story is its flow. Does it move naturally from one part to another? Does it make you feel suspense, resolve, worry, and sorrow exactly when it wants? Does it push and pull your...

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Music Theory For Songwriters learn music theory music theory Sep 04, 2021

How much music theory do you really need to know to write songs?

Do you need to know every bit of music theory your music major friends know? Do you need nothing?

I think there are 3 necessary bits...

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Be a Multithreaded Songwriter Sep 04, 2021

You might be wondering what multithreaded means. It comes from the computer concept of a processor running different applications at the same time or even different parts of an application at the...

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3 Reasons Your Lyrics Don't Need To Rhyme Sep 04, 2021

Rhyming lyrics. It can be good. It also can be bad.

I’ve seen it SO MANY times.

You’re just starting to dip your toes into songwriting. You’ve got some lyrics written down....

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Be OK with Writing Badly Sep 04, 2021

Yes, be ok with writing badly.

I know we’re hard-wired to see failure as a bad thing. I know school teaches us we have one shot to get it right.

But real life isn’t like that. Real life...

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