All posts by Monica Harrison

5 Ways To Promote Your Music

August 21st, 2018 by

Promote You Music Acoustic GuitarsMusic is a form of art that everyone would love to share. And over the course of time, music itself has transcended into unprecedented scales. Right now, it is not only the professionals on the TV and radio that can record and release good music. Even you who are reading this article has the opportunity to promote your music around the world.

Gone of the days in where independent producers have limited reach. There are a lot of innovations today that you can use to promote your music. You should not waste them because you are letting opportunities slip away.

If you are just a new artist and you have the right talents to back you up, promoting yourself is not a bad idea at all. Here are some of the approaches that you can elevate your exposure. (more…)

4 Tips to Increase Songwriting Efficiency

July 17th, 2018 by

Increase Songwriting EfficiencySongwriting is not just a simple craft. It involves certain technicalities. It is not a loose art at all. If you want to ensure that you can progress your songwriting skills, I do recommend that you should check this article. I have listed some effective tips that can help you grow as a songwriter.

Most of you are here because of the common interest in songwriting. As simple as it sounds, the art is quite complex. Being able to write a song is never an easy feat. Finding the right words and rhythm is more than establishing some poetic lines. There’s still a lot of technicalities that involve it.

Of course, the story will take a different turn from the moment you decide that you want to become a pro. The difference between a pro songwriter and a hobbyist is the demand. Professionals will always write, whether they are inspired or not. That task is not a walk in the park. Perhaps you would just want to establish a point in where all the conditions are conducive for songwriting. But then again, that’s just the facade.

Here are some of the tips that can help you write songs better and more efficiently. (more…)

How To Use Someone’s Musical Style Without Losing Your Own

September 5th, 2017 by

Musical Style musician man guitar recordingLearning how to use someone’s musical style without losing your own is quite tricky. There are various things that you have to consider, especially the technicalities of the thing that you are about to do.

Even if you are a seasoned composer already, you cannot still guarantee that you won’t experience these musical “lagging.” In fact, it is an inevitable predicament that you will tend to copy the music of other people. And the biggest deal about it is that you can be unconsciously doing such. Of course, it is a bad thing. Why? Well, because it is the epitome of plagiarism.

So if this is the case, are there any plausible options where you can somehow imitate the musical style of other musicians without stepping into a legal landmine? Yes, there are. Just take the time to read this article so that you will be guided. Don’t worry. These pieces of advice that I will give you are just basics and doesn’t require too much stressing on your part. (more…)

What Nobody Tells You About Songwriting

August 10th, 2017 by

Writing a song with guitar pen and paperWhat nobody tells you about songwriting? If you are an aspiring songwriter, you might have asked yourself this question. Are there some things that you should know before you thread this career? Is this path even worth pursuing for? Well, these queries surely need elucidation. After all, it would be bad to leave amateurs clueless and blindsided. 

It is a common sight that songwriters don’t get enough training to get them started. In fact, we could say that it is formal education regarding songwriting is a rare thing. You can only get it if you enroll in music schools. Of course, we have to emphasize that not all music academies will offer such course.  (more…)

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