Early in the music industry music was recorded and produced using hardware based equipment. This equipment used analog methods to save the sounds. Analog is synonymous with tape recorders. As technology progressed digital recording replaced analog; we now live in a time where digital is the standard. Digital is used to produce music. Digital is the end product. The digital revolution has allowed musicians and songwriters the ability to record and produce songs in home studios. The center of this revolution is the personal computer. This machine changes the way artist create music. The basic home studio has several items at its core. This core is what makes up a Digital Audio Workstation (DAW). The DAW setup consists of a computer, music software package, audio interface, microphones, monitors, instruments, and a midi keyboard.
There are several brands of music software package that make up the digital audio workstation. Here is a brief description for each type. Continue reading
There is no question that everyday computer performance improves. Because this is true, computers are able to easily run most music programs. This is good news that creative artist who want to produce their own music. In this article you will learn some valuable ideas that help you write some amazing songs that sound great. Cost is one consideration to look at when setting up your music studio. The good news the start up cost is fairly minimal. To get started you need a decent computer, some music production software, VST and loops. Continue reading
When searching for quality music sample packs you will need key information to assist you in selecting the right one for your music project. The first thing to you to know is the genre of music. Genre is the style that is common to a specific type of music. Knowing what genre will help you to decide on what types of instruments you need that is common to the genre. Once the genre is defined you can search through libraries of music samples that fit your specific style of music. In addition you need to consider how limited the instrumentation is. Generally you will discover drum beats, samples and loops that will fit your song. Continue reading
When it comes to royalty free music samples, are they practical for songwriters?
In general in order to use music samples it requires payment of royalties, however “royalty free” music samples are available for use with one time license fee. Loopmasters provides a 100% Royalty Free Sample Libraries. This company produces a wide range of samples that are flexible and easy to use. This can be quite helpful to a songwriter. You get top quality professional musicians that you can include in your songs.
Get What You Expect
As a songwriter your mind is filled with all kinds of creative ideas. Songwriters expect their creativity to show, yet many music software products fall short of what you expect, This creates disappointment This is not true of Loopmasters. They provide a broad selection of music samples available in most popular formats. For the songwriter, you get loops, midi files, a sample, sounds, a refill, a live pack, and patches to work into your song ideas. There are music samples available in every imaginable genre; including rock, world, techno, hip-hop, urban and much more.
The Decision is Just Plain Simple
It is very easy to choose and decide what sample to integrate into your song. Whenever your song needs a drum beat, you can choose one from the Big Rock Drums library. A toolkit can be used to go with your drum beat. Using the Deep House Progressions you can add music progressions into your song. Other musical aspects are covered as well. There are even Keyboard samples and even Guitar samples. All you need to do to order is do the following steps.
- Search for what you need.
- Then you can audition the product.
- Once you are satisfied all you need to do purchase it. It’s that easy.
Is There Anything Else You Need to Know?
With all this information you may be wondering: is there more? Even though these music samples are great for your songs, here is something else you need to know. While it is true that the Loopmasters music samples embrace a wide range of music genres, beware of over doing the use of music samples in your songs. When you include too many samples in your song you run the risk of creating music that sounds irritating or absurd. It not the fault of the software but it falls on the songwriter’s decision of using too many samples.
Getting Started Today
You can begin to create your own music with the knowledge of what music samples are capable of doing and know how to use them properly. These music samples are useful as tools to write and create your songs. With all the difference music genre and beat that are available to select from, you can start creating your songs. Loopmasters will help you reach your songwriting goals.
Do you truly want to write the best song you possibly can? If your answer is yes, you will need to emulate what successful songwriters do. How do you learn from these successful songwriters? That’s easy. Study great songs.
It is rare that anyone can write a great song right away. Songwriting is a skill and it can be learned. Make great songwriters your teacher by understanding how they write songs.
In all creative endeavors originally comes from taking existing ideas and method and applying them in unique ways. To use those existing ideas you need to study them. You need to analyze them and figure out what make them successful. The more you know the stronger your instinct will be for what is memorable, catchy and engaging. Continue reading
A Mode is a type of scale created by establishing a new tonic within a preexisting scale. To create a mode establish a new tonic on one of the notes other than root. Using modes in creating a melody will influence the mood and emotion of the music.
This mode starts on the 1st note of the major scale. So in fact this is the major scale.
Mood: Happy, bright, triumphant.
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A few years ago a person who wanted to record a CD would either pay enormous fees for studio time or need to be picked up by a record label. Nowadays when you are ready to record you simply set up your recording space with the equipment you need and start laying down the tracks for those killer sounds you hear inside your head. It’s that simple; but, before you start recording there are few things you’ll need for your studio.
#1. A computer and software program.
An earworm is best described as a catchy piece of music that continually repeats through a person’s mind after it is no longer playing. There are several phases describing an earworm. These descriptions include musical imagery repetition, involuntary musical imagery, and stuck song syndrome. It is most common for musicians and people with OCD to suffer from earworm attacks. An earworm involves a small portion of a song, a hook. That auditory portion is equal to the memory capacity of the victim’s auditory short-term memory. Continue reading
When it comes to writing songs there are certain tasks that will help improve the working process. This working process will help build a better work ethic. Songwriting is a process and certain processes will guide the songwriting. Here are song things to consider when writing songs.
1. Have a specific concept or idea in mind
Always have a specific purpose in mind before you begin writing a song. You need to be clear and focus on what your song’s purpose is. Is the song about an issue you have great passion? Is it about a relationship? Is it about a specific event? Know this before you begin. Continue reading
A song’s title is one of the most important elements. A title can make or break a song. Therefore take the time and effort to craft the best song title possible.
If you begin with a great song title, it makes the job of writing lyrics easier. In most cases the song title is the hook. The hook is what grabs the listener. The title provides a clear focus for the lyrics. The song title allows you to write and build the story around that title.
There are ways to write better titles. They can always be better. Here are some practical ideas to help you. Continue reading
If you ever take time to analyze modern pop songs you will find that they have many element in common. Understanding these elements may increase your chance for success. Will it guarantee success? In life there are no guarantees. But, doing certain thing the right way will increase the odds in your favor.
In baseball there is a thing called the “sweet spot” That is a location on the bat that provide maximum performance from the bat. When the ball hits the sweet spot just right the result is usually a home run. Does the ball always contact the sweet spot? Of course not. But, the hitter practices and strives to make it happen. In song there are also certain “sweet spots”. Let’s take a look at some of them.
Here is an article by GK Eckert on 3 Rules of Thumbs on how to write songs. These rules can be quite useful during the songwriting process. Are these the only rules? Not really, But they are a place to start. For each point I will include a brief commentary. You can also jump into the conversation by making comments.
Guest Article by GK Eckert
Songwriting is most definitely a skill. In time, you will come up with many of your own tricks, tools and guidelines. My “three rules of thumb” have proven to be my most valuable tools when it comes to the art of writing songs. Here they are! Continue reading
The Learn How to Write Songs website has many tools to help stimulate songwriting ideas. Here is a collection of those tool in one single post. Keep in mind these tools were not created to automatically write a song for you, they were created to help songwriters acquire ideas to help write a song. Sometimes all that is needed is a simple idea to get started.
Create a Song Prompt
Prompts are a great way to seed an idea. Use the prompt idea as a starting point to create a song story. Here is a song prompt you can start with… Continue reading
What is music?
Music is a succession or combination of organized harmonious sounds.
A sound is anything that can be heard. Music consists of sounds. To make music requires the organization of sounds. If a composer wants to master music it requires careful study and understanding of how music is organized. Continue reading
Taking a look back at 2013 here are the most popular articles on this website.
From Chord Progressions and Lyric Writing tips to Songwriting Challenges and other useful Ideas Tips, we publish a bunch of posts on the Learn How to Write Songs Blog.
These posts may be overflowing with tips, ideas, insights, and more. Your contribution can make this Blog a thriving community of information and discussion.
In case you missed them or forgot to bookmark them for reference and inspiration, here are the Top 10 Learn How to Write Songs Blog Posts of 2013 and don’t forget to leave a comment to join the discussion: Continue reading