Archive for Songwriting Basics

6 Tips For A Better Music Performance

April 16th, 2019 by

Better Music Performance

If you have come across this article, then the chances are that you have a music performance coming up and you’re conscious about it. Well, I can understand, and my first advice to you will be calm down, stage fright or anxiety before a performance is normal. Here mentioned below are six tips that will help you with your performance. (more…)

Top 5 Inspiring Successful Songwriters Stories

April 9th, 2019 by
Successful Songwriters Stories

It has never been easier to chase your dream and make it come true than it is today. In the music industry, the sky is the only limit. All over the world, talented singers and songwriters succeeded to make a name for themselves even if they’ve started from scratch.

In the music industry, you need to be talented, passionate, and courageous – the rest will be history. There’s no such thing as the right path to follow.

There are some great artists that took the hard path, some were born in the right family, and of course, there are some that had nothing but their passion for music, these usually being the ones that are able to find the path towards success on their own.

No matter what your path towards becoming a songwriter will be, you have to remember that it won’t be a piece of cake and that you have to fight for your dreams.

But, as we could all use a great story to inspire and motivate ourselves to move along, here’s our top 5 inspiring stories of successful songwriters:

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6 Things To Do With Your Song After You’ve Written It

March 31st, 2019 by

Recording your song once written - sharing your songSo you’ve just written a great song. This may or may not be your first one, but either way it’s now complete. So what should you do with it now? Here are six ideas on sharing your songs.

1. Perform The Song You’ve Written

I know for many it’s a great personal achievement to write a song, but if your song is something you’re happy with and proud of, why not share it with others? This could be with family and friends, or if you’re feeling a bit more brave, you might decide to try and perform it at a talent show or other local event. (more…)

More Than Lyrics – Becoming a Songwriter

March 27th, 2019 by
more than lyrics becoming a songwriting

There is more to becoming a songwriter than just writing lyrics. Lyrics are just one of many elements that make a song. A well rounded songwriter needs skills to compose melodies, create chord progressions as well as the ability to write lyrics.

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Songwriting as a Healing Therapy

March 16th, 2019 by

Songwriting Music Therapy HealingOvercoming Problems Associated With Therapy

One problem with therapy—be it psychological or physical, for mental illness or substance abuse—is that it involves a lot of repetition. So keeping focus and attention can be a problem for some clients. Boredom often results, leading to resistance to and the feeling that therapy sessions are something unpleasant that need to be avoided.

Songwriting as an Alternative

That’s one reason behind the adoption of songwriting therapy and other alternative therapies by holistic rehab centers. Therefore, clients are more willing to participate wholeheartedly and stick with a program of therapy when it is fun, enjoyable. Plus it doesn’t feel like therapy. (more…)

7 Mindfulness Skills That Will Boost Your Songwriting

January 29th, 2019 by

Mindfulness Skills Boost SongwritingWhen a songwriter wants to write a song, what is the first thing that comes to mind?

  • Is it the words?
  • The melody?
  • The rhythm?

A great songwriter knows that it is none of these things. It all comes down to the spirit of the song. The reason why the songwriter is writing the song in the first place. The purpose or meaning behind it. The message it communicates. The feeling it cultivates. What I hope to present to you today are 7 smart ways to integrate mindfulness into your songwriting

These are the drivers of a great songwriter. He or she knows that everything exists in the mind and heart. Most of the great songs you hear today would not come to existence if they had no meaning or purpose behind them. This is the reason why as a great songwriter, you need to cultivate mindfulness into your songwriting. Cultivating mindfulness means being aware of what is around you. Once you do this, everything about the song just falls into place. (more…)

Best Ways to Make Money from Your Musical Talent

January 8th, 2019 by

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Let’s say that you have some music education and/or experience and you want to find a  way to monetize it. This is not an uncommon position to be in, especially among music students who believed the world is their oyster only to find themselves in a highly competitive industry where even the big ones complain about the royalties they get. (more…)

Concepts for Creating a Movie Score Soundtrack

December 18th, 2018 by

Movie Score Soundtrack Laptop HeadphonesSelecting the ideal music for films is among the most effective branding tools, and many film studios are already capitalizing on this approach. Do you want to learn how to compose music for a movie like a pro? Well, there is no agreed-upon way of music creation for the film. Each composer has their own techniques that might be quite effective to them but inefficient to others. That said, here are some basic music score production tips: (more…)

Tips to Find the Best Piano Teacher

December 11th, 2018 by

How to find the best piano teacherPiano is not only a fun and artistic thing to learn but also offers lifetime benefits for learning such a beautiful instrument. However, the one thing elemental in motivating yourself to learn piano is a good piano teacher. They will help you learn the techniques, inspire you to do well, and also encourage you to go beyond your comfort zone to grow as an artist.

If you are looking for a good teacher to teach you piano lessons Sydney, then use the following tips: (more…)

How to Find Creative Inspiration for Writing a Song While in College

December 4th, 2018 by

silhouette man guitar creative inspiration music songCollege is the time when a lot of us explore our skills and talents, and many creators find their paths. Students are thought to have creative inspiration, think differently and try to make a change. That’s why lots of them are into arts, literature or music. It is not surprising that many of the bands and artists started at a young age because it is when your imagination is pure and powerful. However, sometimes it gets hard to find creative inspiration for songwriting when you have plenty of assignments to do. Here are some songwriting tips that will help you to catch the muse. (more…)

Best Singers of All TIme

December 1st, 2018 by

We all have a favorite singer, whether it’s from this decade or another. There are a few artists, though, that everyone seems to fall in love with. From Elvis, to Diana, to Whitney there are stand out singers that made entire generations stop and listen.

Whether you’re a fan of R&B, country, or rock there are singers on this list you’re bound to love. You might even discover a few that you weren’t familiar with. So take a look and listen to some of the best singers of all time. (more…)

Why Everyone In The Music Industry Needs To Network

November 27th, 2018 by

Music Industry NetworkWhether you play in a band or are launching a solo career, getting to know people in the music industry is a key way of getting ahead.

It doesn’t matter if you’ve been on the music scene for years or are just setting out, it’s definitely a case of not what you know, but who you know when looking for a label, bookings or music career advice.

Check out these reasons why networking in the music industry is the first stepping stone towards a successful career. (more…)

7 Best Tactics for Capturing Your Inspired Lyrics

November 20th, 2018 by

7 Ways to Never Forget Your Next Song: Best Tactics for Capturing Your Inspired Lyrics

7 Ways to Never Forget Your Next Song

Writer’s block is most likely the worst enemy of all songwriters. However, there is something worse. When you see inspiration flowing and ideas being born, you want to capture and record them all. Today I want to share 7 ways to never forget your next song.  Here are some of the best tactics for capturing your inspired lyrics

In this process, you will most likely forget most and let your inspiration go to waste. The moment you have a burst of creativity, you should reign it and leverage it.

Thankfully, there is a myriad of tools and methods at your disposal. In this piece, we’ve decided to tackle the problem of forgotten lyrics. With these seven simple tips, you will always have access to your future hits. Let’s see how can you utilize your burst of inspiration. (more…)

How Important Is Music Theory In Electronic Music Production?

November 15th, 2018 by

Mark Polishook Electronic Music Production

We Ask The Expert, Dr. Mark Polishook

For musical beginners and even experienced musicians, the worlds and genres of electronic music making and production can be confusing. So in this post, we’ve asked Dr. Mark Polishook, a renowned jazz pianist, electro-acoustic musician and self-confessed synthesiser technology addict, the question we hear time and time again:

How important is music theory when it comes to electronic music production?

Here’s what Mark had to say on the topic… (more…)

Music Industry Successful Songwriter: A Whim of Fate or Round-the-Clock Work?

November 13th, 2018 by

Music Industry Successful Songwriting whim fateThe music industry is quickly developing nowadays, becoming a powerful force worldwide. Numerous songwriters and singers expose their talents, becoming the leading forces of the independent artist global movement.

Even if every artist’s journey is distinctive, there are specific rules to become a successful songwriter. You can find them below. (more…)

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    The typical pop song structure (verse-chorus-verse-chorus-bridge-chorus-chorus out) is an easy structure to work with – especially for beginners. A good approach could be to start with the chorus. Come up with something catchy. When the chorus is good, the development of the verses is much easier.