How to Find Your Creative Identity Sep 04, 2021

One’s creative identity is foundational to who you are as a musical artist. Understanding what you value, what you like, and who you are is unendingly important.

So how do we find our...

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All About Music Theory Intervals Sep 04, 2021

Ah, intervals.

Intervals are a core concept of music. They give us chords and harmony. They allow us to craft a melody that glides or jumps from note to note.

If you have a firm understanding of...

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How To Write Lyrics Within Your Theme Sep 04, 2021

Do you ever wonder where to go with your lyrics? Do you have a great theme, but don’t know how to get a chorus, bridge, and 2+ verses?

We’ve all been there. Here are 3 methods to figure...

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How to Handle Feedback Sep 04, 2021

Sometimes people are going to give you feedback. Some you asked for, others because people like giving unwarranted opinions. There are a few things to understand when receiving feedback.

 

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The Christopher Nolan Principle of Creativity christopher nolan christopher nolan principle of songwriting christopher nolan songwriting Sep 04, 2021

Some people think good, artistic music needs to be advanced, inaccessible, and more pretentious than Kanye West with a Cigar and French Accent.

Others think music needs to be soulless, recycled...

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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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