Archive for Songwriting Basics

9 Different Places to Submit Music

November 21st, 2019 by
9 Places to submit your music

Making music demands a lot of time and creativity, but many musicians consider it to be easier than promoting their works among millions of other artists. The music industry is growing and evolving thanks to the Internet and streaming services, but the number of distribution channels is so big that it’s hard to find the right places to upload your albums.

If you want to identify the best sources, you better prepare for thorough research and hours of digging through online music review directories. An easier option is to keep reading this article and learn more about nine great channels where you can place and promote your music.

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10 Best Songs for Writers and About Writing: The Ultimate Writing Experience

November 7th, 2019 by
10 Best Songs for Writers

Resistance is the number one enemy for most writers. Every writer knows that the hardest part about writing is not in writing itself but the ability to sit down and start. Some writers plan their work extremely well but they are big failures when it comes to execution.

Sitting down to write is not easy. And even if you manage to sit down, starting your task or project is daunting. Writers who don’t fight resistant never achieve anything worthwhile.

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Using Looping in Your Music Production

October 28th, 2019 by
Looping music production

Looping is a staple of the music industry. It has been a hallmark component to music production, composition, and production. Songs like Tomorrow Never Knows by The Beatles utilized looping to create the famous background sounds in the song.

So, what is looping?

Looping takes a phrase or soundbite and plays it non-stop, over and over again. Any credible digital audio workspace (DAW) will have a looping component to their software.

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Songwriters: How to Increase Your Song Credibility

September 14th, 2019 by
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Building song credibility is something that songwriters try hard to do. It’s all about building a name, getting recognized for your craft, and letting people know that you’re serious in what you’re doing. Enhancing your credibility starts with believing you can do it. If you believe in your songwriting talent, success will surely follow you wherever you go.

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7 Songs, 7 Languages Because Music Knows No Language Barrier

September 14th, 2019 by

seven languages seven songsMusic is a language in and of itself. Whatever language a song’s lyrics are written in, the feeling it generates depends more on the tone, rhythm, chorus, singer’s voice, and mood of the listener. This is why some of the contemporary songs use words in their lyrics that do not even exist in a dictionary or have a real meaning, but easily get associated with a meaning based on their usage in the song. When we hear people humming a song, at times they are not even aware of what the song is conveying, but they sing along as they like the way it sounds. This proves that the world, and the youth in particular, is able to structure great content by using music writing techniques, and prove that music faces no barriers in terms of language.

Let’s talk about 7 songs in 7 different languages today, which would further prove that music knows no language barrier. (more…)

How to Write a Song Info Graphic

August 21st, 2019 by

How to Write a Song Info Graphic

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Tips to Find the Best Guitar Teacher

August 5th, 2019 by

Best Guitar Teacher You may have just found your passion for a guitar and are anxious to begin playing one. Do not be dismayed, because you are probably not the only one for miles and miles. You simply need a good, not even a great guitar teacher, who can help to navigate through this phase, resulting in you having an increased love for the instrument and its sound.

For the electric guitar, very few people can teach themselves to play it to perfection. The process is usually hard, making young guitar enthusiasts shy away from the prospect of even being good, let alone being successful in the guitar. What many failed to realize, however, is that you need a guitar teacher to walk through this process. (more…)

Review of my Favorite Drake Album  – Take Care

August 3rd, 2019 by

Drake Take Care Album CoverAfter the success of his 2010 debut, Thank Me Later, Drake is back with a confident sophomore, the Canadian singer/rapper stepping up his potent blend of atmospheric production, and mournful lyricism.

Take Care is an unbelievably plush album. Not only are the soundscapes on the album orchestral, ethereal, but the tone of the album is equally emotionally indulgent, Drake adopting the position of a somewhat world-weary player. The tone is set unmistakably with the opening track, Over My Dead Body, a piano-chord rich number. Drake boasts of his success, detailing a sense of disaffection in equal measure: “I was drinking at the Palms last night/ Ended up losing everything that I came with,” he raps, before adding, “Feel like I been here before, huh/ Still got ten years to go, huh.” It’s a tone that stays throughout. Even whilst he’s boasting of his lyricism, his album success, on tracks like Headlines and Crew Love, there’s a note of mournfulness, of predictability, about this game. The Weeknd’s verses on Crew Love is a particularly wistful, ethereal addition. (more…)

5 Songwriting Lies You Tell Yourself about and the Actual Truth

August 1st, 2019 by

Songwriting is more than hard – it is complex, challenging, and requires a great deal of inspiration. There’s a good reason why so few people are known for their songwriting skills. You don’t start songwriting without having a really good plan, without possessing the right skills, and without the proper confidence in yourself and your resources. (more…)

How to Finish Your Artistic Project Like a Songwriter

August 1st, 2019 by

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An Artist’s Guide to Completing a Creative Piece

You are an experienced artist; you know how to start your work, know how to find inspiration, the importance of editing, and all the other things you need to do to create great pieces of art. But sometimes, no amount of experience or knowledge can make it easier to finish your creative works. Stepping away from a project and calling it “done” can be one of the hardest things to accomplish as an artist. In this guide, I will share my three easy steps to completing your creative pieces, using the process of a songwriter as an example. (more…)

Structure Great Content by Using Music Writing Techniques

July 26th, 2019 by

Music Writing Techniques

This publication is written with the assumption that you know what a subject and verb is and you understand sentence structure for proper grammar and punctuation. My intent with this publication is to help you use your basic knowledge to structure content in the same manner used by musicians by using music writing techniques.

Learn to Write Like Musicians

Tales have been told about songwriters who sat at a bar with a pen and a napkin and wrote a song that hit the top of the charts, selling millions of records on the first day it was released. We want to believe the artist was struck with pure luck when that happens. The truth is, a lot of structure goes into writing a song.

I will be sharing concepts like, Intro, Verse, Chorus, Collision, Bridge, Coda, and more to help you write content using musical structure that, when applied to writing can strengthen and enhance your writing experience. My hope is that I am able to help you produce content that is stronger and flows more like a song than mere words on a page.

I hope that I am able to help you save time when structuring the beginning, middle, and end of your publication by using these simple techniques. (more…)

How Much Does AI Influence Changes In the Music Industry?

July 23rd, 2019 by

AI Influence Changes In the Music IndustryTechnology has always been influencing the way we live and do business, but its impact has become even greater in the 21st century. Today, new systems such as machine learning and Artificial Intelligence (AI) are reshaping entire industries and music is by no means an exception here.

According to the report, the global recorded music market grew by almost 10% in 2018, making it the fourth consecutive year of growth. Such a result would be impossible without AI-powered streaming services that essentially saved the descending music business.

Now, many people are curious about one question: How much does AI influence changes in the music industry? It’s a complex topic, so keep reading to learn the effects AI leaves on labels, musicians, and listeners. (more…)

Logics You Can Use While Writing Melodious Songs

July 18th, 2019 by
Writing Melodious Songs

Writing songs is a tough task if you don’t know the basics of music. Melody is what listeners remember in their head after listening to a melodious song. Melodies are fun to hear but hard to create. Melodies feel like they have already been written before. So, if you want to write unique and memorable songs, this post is for you.

What is Melody?

The basic definition of melody is that it is a series of notes that seems like a single entity to the listener. When a listener hears a song, he or she does not listen to it as a series of notes but as a continuous tone.

The listeners are not interested in the notes or efforts you put in to create a melody. They look for what they can take away from the music you created. Let us dive deeper into the melody and check what is inside it.

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Social Media Marketing for Musicians: Pros and Cons

July 15th, 2019 by
Social Media Marketing for Musicians

Whenever you’re looking for marketing tips, social media is an inevitable part of the conversation. If you’re a musician, in particular, social media marketing is a crucial recommendation. “Get on YouTube,” – they say. It’s how Justin Bieber made it to fame! “Get on Instagram. Buy some followers and you’ll grow big!”

Hold on.

Following generic tips is not always the right thing to do. A great social media marketing campaign requires a lot of effort. A financial investment is necessary in most cases. You’ve seen great marketing across these platforms, but you know what? It’s not just the musician behind it. It’s an entire team of content writers and editors from the best essay writing services, as well as marketing experts who plan the campaign.

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7 Warning Signs It’s Time to Refresh Your Songwriting Strategy

June 27th, 2019 by

Refresh Your Songwriting StrategySongwriting is a great experience that enables you to express your thoughts and emotions without limitations. Understanding the basics of songwriting is totally different from knowing what and how to write a great song. It’s just like driving a car. You can easily understand the basics of being a good driver in class but that doesn’t mean it will be easy for you to drive a car. That is why it is important to take time to refresh your songwriting strategy.

Songwriting is very practical. You get better at it through practice and persistence. There is no other way. Songwriters who are always looking for the shortcuts never progress in their careers. As a songwriter, you need to change with the times.

This means adopting new and efficient songwriting strategies. If you don’t change with the times, you’ll be left out. Also, there are several things that you’ve been doing for a long time but haven’t brought positive results. You need to eliminate these things to move forward. Today, we are doing to discuss the seven warning signs that tell you it’s time to refresh your songwriting strategy. Let’s get started! (more…)

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    It’s easy to get carried away in the songwriting process and ultimately forget what the song was originally about. When you write, try and envision a scene or moment that you are trying to capture. Think about the emotions that you want to portray. Use several themes rather than one. For example, ‘bittersweet’ or ‘calm and happy’ are both better than just ‘happy.’ Once you have a scene in mind, write specifically to build that scene. Don’t go off on tangents and write about other emotions that may be contradicting to the ones you’ve chosen. For example, if you’re writing an upbeat song about love, it’s probably unwise to toss in a sad verse that contradicts the overall mood and flow of the song.