Guitar Fingerstyle: The 6 Essential Fingerpicking Techniques for Beginners

Guitar Fingerpicking FingerstyleLearning how to play guitar on your own is by no means a walk in the park. For you to play well, you are going to have to master a lot of things. Taking guitar lessons is an excellent way to speed up your progress.

As a newbie, you are going to have a hard time fingerpicking because you haven’t had much training.  Many guitarists today are not able to play very well because they don’t know how to fingerpick properly and they end up making a lot of errors.

In this article, we are going to be looking at six tips that will help you master fingerpicking. It is important for you to have it at the back of your mind that the tips that are going to be listed in this article are by no means easy. But if you are consistent and put in the work, you are going to get better at fingerpicking. Continue reading »

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8 Step Creative Process to Help You Write Better Songs

Eight Step Creative ProcessThe following steps can be used in nearly any creative activity especially in the songwriting creative process.  It is a basic road map to follow that will provide greater clarity in the creation of your next song.

Identify the Topic

The beginning of the the creative process requires that you pinpoint the main topic want to express. As a artist you want to express your ideas, beliefs and thought to your audience. Having a clear picture of the topic makes it easier to come up with viable working ideas. Continue reading »

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Important Music Industry Career Tips You Need to Know

Music Industry Career ConcertEvery career sector is constantly changing and evolving, which is especially true for a music industry career. It has seen a multitude of changes over the past few years. With the rise of digital downloads and the internet, there are a new wave of opportunities and challenges for fresh faces to encounter in their music industry careers.

These tips will hopefully help you navigate the music industry and get a great start in your future career. Continue reading »

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How To Find Inspiration For Your Song

find inspiration songwritingA song is a pleasing way of expressing one’s thoughts and feelings. Words stringing together, dancing with each other forming a note, a tune, that one can go on listening to it on loop. Everyone has ideas, and all they are looking for is a platform to share their thoughts. At first, the ideas just flow through. After giving out all the intuitional ideas, it is natural to be left out with the conscience reasoning only. And that is when you actually go out and find inspiration for your song.
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3 Ways to Use Poetry to Improve Songwriting Skills

3 Ways to Use Poetry to Improve Songwriting SkillsPoetry and songwriting are undoubtedly related. But, unlike what many think, songwriting does not come from poetry or vice versa. The difference between these two lies in the fact that the first is created mainly for reading, while the second for listening. According to Writer’s digest, all the remaining differences are consequences of this difference. Continue reading »

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The Best Songwriting Tips from Famous Musicians

The Best Songwriting Tips from Famous MusiciansWriting a song is a unique creative process, which not only requires talent, but also persistence, passion for music and deep understanding of life. Not every great song was written by a talented musician. It might happen that people practice themselves with songwriting. So, is it possible to train oneself into songwriting? Our answer is “Yes.” Here are some of the best songwriting tips…. Continue reading »

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How to Boost Your Songwriting Creativity and Inspiration

How to Boost Your Songwriting Creativity and InspirationCreative songwriting is the first and most crucial step to a successful songwriting and music career. However, despite around 30,000 new songwriters coming up each year, writing a song with incredible lyrics and melodies can be quite challenging. Even with years of experience, you might find yourself going through writer’s block at one point. The good news is that there are so many sources of inspiration out there that could help you back to your game. Here are a few tips on how to boost your songwriting creativity and inspiration:

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Top 5 Best Songwriting Software

5 Best Songwriting Software Ableton, Chordpulse, HookPad, Songwriter's Pad, MusescoreSongwriting is a process of writing lyrics and applying models to create a song. This can be a mere hobby or can be something that you can do professionally. Professional songwriters are in demand these days and they are being paid a decent amount for their creative works. But, it does not necessarily mean that only professional songwriters find this field favorable. Even if you are a newbie, there’s still a great chance that you can make great songs like a pro. Aside from your talents, there are tools that can help you learn and excel in this field. These tools include the best songwriting software. Continue reading »

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Tips for Writing a Contemporary Jazz Song

writing a contemporary jazz songThere are many books on the subject of songwriting and it seems that each one has a different way of approaching it. What you might not hear often enough is anyone suggesting to “just do your own thing”. There are many “methods” and “systems”, but in actuality, they are really just that composer’s way of doing their own thing. Sure, the song has to make sense and people have to be able to access it.  In that regard there are similarities among many contemporary songs, whereas they all have verses, choruses and basic song structure. This is where the craft of writing a song comes in, because writing a contemporary jazz song or any song is a craft and an art. Continue reading »

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4 Highly Effective Tips For The Piano Beginners

Piano Beginners 4 Effective tipsAre you a music lover? So am I, especially piano. I love listening to the classic jazz and the contemporary music but more than that I love playing it. Music is like meditation for all those who are interested in it. However, you would hardly find anybody who doesn’t like music. For piano beginners a key prerequisite is to love music. Even if you don’t possess the knowledge of music, listening to it is always soothing, isn’t it?

If you have dropped your hobby somewhere back in the hustle and bustle of life, I suggest you to start learning it at the earliest as it will not strain you but will prove to be a stress-buster for you. People living in the metros have a very fast life. If you are living in cities like New York, taking piano lessons in NYC is highly recommended.

Nonetheless, if you are taking piano lessons, go through the article below and learn the effective techniques of learning it faster. Continue reading »

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5 Chord Progressions Every Songwriter Needs to Know

5 Chord Progressions Every Songwriter Needs to KnowChord progressions are the structural foundations of the songs we know and love. Put simply, a chord progression is a series of repeating chords, for example, C / F / G over and over.

Some songs have one chord progression for the entire song. Others have separate progressions for the verse and chorus, while more complex songs may contain four or five different progressions throughout.

Every songwriter should have an understanding of common chord progressions, not only for understanding songwriting and song structure, but for improvising with a band as well. If a group of people get together to play, several commonly known chord progressions provide a framework for everyone to play to, be it a 12 bar blues progression, rhythm changes, or the chord progression to any popular song. In this article, we will look at five of the most common chord progression in major keys. Continue reading »

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Songwriting That Comes From Your Heart: How to Find It?

Songwriting Heart Piano
Songwriting is an art that is as old as the history itself. It dates back to the ancient times and thus there is no way you can talk about human civilization without talking about it. Music writing process has continued to evolve from a simple art to a more complex process leading to the emergence of professional musicians, writers, dancers etc.

Although music is meant to entertain, it engages its audience more if it conveys a certain message. Have you ever witnessed the launching of a new song and a few weeks later it fades? Or have you ever listened to a track playing on the radio but you feel like changing the frequency even before it ends? I believe no artist would like their songs to suffer this kind of fate. Continue reading »

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5 Insane Songwriting Methods To Overcome The Writer’s Block

songwriting methods writer's block pianoThere is nothing more annoying than sitting down to write some music and you end up having no idea of what to write or get stuck somewhere in the middle. Such a scenario can drain the life out of you. Sometimes, you could be having the ideas but as you work on them, they bore you somewhere in the middle and this goes on days, weeks and even months.

You may start to think that you’ve lost your magic touch. Well, that may not be the case. It’s just the usual writer’s block. Here are 5 of the best ways to overcome writer’s block : Continue reading »

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Great Songwriting Resources That You Can Use

Songwriting Resources Music ManuscriptNo matter you are a newbie, or an advanced songwriter, sometimes you may lack an inspiration for songwriting. If this lasts for quite a long time, it can become a real problem for you. There are numerous reasons why this might have happened, but what you should definitely do then, is finding a new resource for your inspiration ASAP. But if you do need to write a song just nowyou may use various songwriting resources available both online and offline can really lend you a helping hand. Here I will outline the most useful ones: Continue reading »

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Electronic music production tips

Electronic music production djMusic is a thing that brings absolute pleasure and excitement to those who enjoy it. But, creating music might be not that enjoyable activity. Especially, when it comes to making electro music. You can find yourself staring at blank sequencer for hours without a clear idea in your head. The problem is obvious – arranging electronic music is hard. But most of the problems are hiding in your mindset – that’s why you can’t come up with the solution. Writing and arranging tracks can be a real breeze that brings huge inspiration. We prepared some electronic music production tips, for those who are wondering how to arrange electronic music. Continue reading »

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    Often, composers choose to use a key change either going into the bridge or at the end of the bridge as a powerful transition into the last chorus. You may even decide to make your bridge an instrumental-only section, providing you as a musician or a member of your band an opportunity for an instrumental solo. But whatever musical or lyrical departures you decide to take in the bridge to provide contrast, you must be careful not to get so far afield that you do not arrive back at the last chorus. Remember that the purpose of the bridge is to provide a new and fresh approach to the repeated and now familiar chorus.