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Electronic music production tips

December 5th, 2017 by

Electronic music production djMusic is a thing that brings absolute pleasure and excitement to those who enjoy it. But, creating music might be not that enjoyable activity. Especially, when it comes to making electro music. You can find yourself staring at blank sequencer for hours without a clear idea in your head. The problem is obvious – arranging electronic music is hard. But most of the problems are hiding in your mindset – that’s why you can’t come up with the solution. Writing and arranging tracks can be a real breeze that brings huge inspiration. We prepared some electronic music production tips, for those who are wondering how to arrange electronic music. (more…)

How Can Music Affect Our Moods?

August 21st, 2017 by

Music Affect Our Moods Black Cloud Barren Tree

When writing songs the hope is that it will provide an emotional response to the listener.  There are many emotions experienced when listening to music. Here Gerry Clarkson a musician and a blogger explore the The Relationship Between Sad Music and Depression and how music affects our mood.  Here is his contribution.

From the rhythms of our ancient dynasties to present limitless streaming services, music has been serving as a crucial part of the human experience.Fascinatingly, for teenagers and those who have just crossed their twenties, music seems to have a major role to play. According to different studies, the adolescents listen to the music for around 2-3 hours each day, particularly when feeling upset.You feel what music you listen! (more…)

Helen Hiner Method of Music Teaching

August 9th, 2016 by

Helen Hinter Piano Keys Teach MethodChildren are different. And there is an exuberance of ways of teaching music. Therefore, it would be wrong to assess the educational system on the qualitative scale: “good”, “better”, “the best”. It would be correct to say that some techniques are more appropriate for some children and others are better for other kids (e.g. children with excessive excitability etc).The universal system that is ideal for all children has not been invented yet. In terms of home education, mothers and fathers can also take into account individual characteristics of their child and thus stick to particular principles. (more…)

Songwriting Tips to Help You Start Writing Songs

November 25th, 2013 by

Man on a rock thinking how to Start writing songsCreate a system to organize your ideas.

Creative people can have trouble trying to stay organized. Being organized will help you start writing songs. Here is a suggestion to help you compile your ideas.

  • Get a large box and pile in every matchbook cover, every bar napkin, every scrap of paper, everything on which you ever scribbled a scrap of lyric or an idea.
  • Get some large manila envelopes and categorize all the bits of ideas that you have, one envelope labeled “Ballad Ideas”, the next labeled “Rock Ideas”, etc. This will help you when you sit down by yourself or with your team to begin writing. (more…)

The Elements of Writing a Song

March 25th, 2013 by

Songwriting Flow Chart Elements of Writing a Song
Songwriting is a rewarding activity. There is something special with word meets melody meets a great story. In order to get to a finished song several elements must happen. Think of a stool. If some of the legs are missing, it is unstable or unable to stand up. It is like that with songwriting. Several key elements go into writing a song. Here are some elements of writing a song.

Words

Words are what make up the lyric of a song. Lyric is a specific form of poetry that is used in songwriting. The words are the basic elements of a songs story. As a songwriter put together words, a story should be the result. A story is the best way to communicate ideas and thoughts. Words paint a picture for the listener. Words, also known as lyrics, is one of the most important elements of writing a song.  The next element of a song is the melody. (more…)

Song Anatomy – Mistakes to Avoid – Best Practices

September 24th, 2012 by


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What does it take to make a great song?  This video provides an overview of the various elements that goes into making a great song.

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    It’s difficult to be unbiased to your own songs. You spent so much time writing and revising it that you can’t imagine it to be bad. It’s a good idea to pretend you’re an audience member listening to your song for the first time. Keep in mind that they may or may not know a thing about you. In fact, they may not care about you at all. You want the song to sell itself, and to give the audience a reason to pay attention. An easier method would be to have unbiased friends listen to them. Keep in mind the genres they prefer and how musically trained they are. Regardless, you are marketing your music to the average listener who probably does not have as much musical training and may not appreciate some of the subtleties involved.