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4 Ways To Use Drum Loops To Write Awesome Songs

April 7th, 2021 by
Use Drum Loops To Write Awesome Songs

We’ve all been there. A blank page, a strong desire to write an awesome song, but – nothing. No ideas, zero inspiration. Trying to force the beginnings of something but nothing works. In a group dynamic like rehearsals, one member of the group is usually charged and ready to lead the rest out of a creative void. But, alone, staring at your computer, mic or instrument, it can be much harder to bring something to life.

This is when you most need an unexpected boost or nudge in the new direction. You may already have an idea or two bouncing around your mind but it’s missing something to bring it together. Enter the all-important drum groove. Unless you’re an experienced drummer or very well versed in using drum loops, it might not be your first thought to look to drum beats for inspiration. But, whether it’s a laid back vibe or a rock and roll pounding – the energy of a drum beat can really get your creativity flowing and bring a song idea to life.

Here are some great ways to use drum loops to write awesome songs.

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Guitar Fingerstyle: The 6 Essential Fingerpicking Techniques for Beginners

April 10th, 2018 by

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. (more…)

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    Here’s a tip on the final stage of the songwriting process, the demo. In terms of choosing the format in which you should submit your demos, cassette tapes once upon a time were the only format that was accepted. However, this is changing. CDs are becoming the format of choice for more and more publishing houses. With a CD, multiple song submissions become possible, as to skip to the next song is simple. However, cassettes are still required by the submission policies of some publishing companies. Always check and make double sure that the format you are submitting is within the company’s guidelines.