Archive for Songwriting Basics

Avoid These 5 Mistakes Writing Song Lyrics

June 18th, 2019 by
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Song lyrics tell stories or pass relevant information to the public. Most people find it challenging to come up with original lyrics even though they have great song ideas. This is because one has to create a song from scratch. For a song to stick with the audience, it ought to be unique, and catchy. Most times, musicians have the talent and time, but they end up making mistakes that cost them their careers. Today you will learn how to avoid common mistakes writing song lyrics.

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Crucial Elements to Transform Heavy Emotions to Songs

June 16th, 2019 by
Transform Heavy Emotions to Songs

Not all singers write their own songs. The songwriting process varies. Some songs may come to the artists through a manager’s suggestion or the singer may ask a songwriter they know to write them a song for their next album. However, the most compelling songs are those where the artist’s lyrics convey a perfect replica of what they are feeling upon the listener. Here we will look at the different pieces in a song that will help you transform your emotions to powerful songs.

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How to Begin Your Music Career

June 14th, 2019 by
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Jamming sessions are fun. Singing or playing your self-produced track on stage in front of people eager to listen to your music is an experience you want to chase over and over again. Writing and composing music are talents worthy of being honed and pursued. They are the kind of gifts one should share with the world.

If you’re a singer/composer, in a band, or a DJ, you have experienced a lot of stage shows for a lot of different events—whether music festivals, company events, or jam sessions in your community. If you think it’s time to take your music career to the next stage, then perhaps it’s time to go pro. Here are some tips to get you started in your music career.

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How to Write a Music Press Release: 7 Methods that Guarantee Results

May 29th, 2019 by
How to write a music press release

Many people are starting to believe that the printed media will not be alive for a lot of time. We are witnessing a slow death of the printed media journals. But, we are also witnessing the rise of digital media, a more accessible form of journalism. With one click you can read whatever article you want including you music press release.

Probably your feed is full of news about the latest inventions or releases. Well, the music press release is one of this news that you can read on your feed. But, you need to catch the reader’s attention. You have the music which you worked on with so much passion that would be a pity not to promote it accordingly.

So, how to write a music press release? You might remember when back in college you needed term paper help? When you needed guidelines? Well, this is what this article is about! You will be able to learn the tips and tricks of writing a good music press release. Also, you will have access to methods that guarantee results.

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Top 5 Mobile Apps for Songwriting

May 1st, 2019 by
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Songwriting takes a lot of time and careful planning, even for the best musicians. However, you cannot argue the fact that inspiration for songwriting often hits you when you least expect it, as with all great ideas.

It is, therefore, vital that you be prepared whenever it hits, as to not lose golden sparks that could ignite a future song hit. This means you doing songwriting on-the-go, equipped and fortified with modern technology – made easy and convenient. You don’t need to be limited to only remember bits and pieces of the song, be it a melody, title, or lyrics.

Songwriters, with the use of smartphones, now have the capacity to write a song from beginning to the end. Here are five apps for songwriter’s handpicked as your essentials:

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Songwriting: Top 5 Tips on How to Do It Perfectly

April 23rd, 2019 by
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Probably you have googled songwriting tips, and you’ve stumbled upon this text. This means you almost certainly don’t know how to start, maybe you’re stuck or you need a tweak to your writing. Good, you’re in the right place!

Songwriting is an individual, personal process. It isn’t an exact science, so there aren’t strict rules or restrictions you need to follow. You have all the freedom you want.

However, there are some guidelines, some general principles and useful advice you can apply to craft new hits. Therefore, here are the top five tips on how to write a song. Let’s start!

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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
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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…)

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    In many ways, developing co-writing relationships is a lot like dating. Butterflies in your stomach at the first meeting; fear that you will say or do the wrong thing and look stupid; and the cold hard reality that not all dates will be successful. All of these emotions accompany new co-writing experience as well, but as with dating, the rewards and fun far outweigh the jitters we all have to overcome. Don’t let fear keep you from seeking out co-writing relationships. Remember that your co-writer is probably nervous too.