Music 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…)
Electronic music production tips was last modified: July 27th, 2018 by John Landrum
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…)
How Can Music Affect Our Moods? was last modified: October 3rd, 2017 by Gerry Clarkson
Children 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…)
Helen Hiner Method of Music Teaching was last modified: July 10th, 2018 by Jeremy Raynolds
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…)
Songwriting Tips to Help You Start Writing Songs was last modified: October 16th, 2017 by John Pape
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 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…)
The Elements of Writing a Song was last modified: January 6th, 2020 by John Pape
If you or your band is at the stage of sending demos out to labels, producers, et al, you don’t need protection, but this doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t have it. At the very least, always use the ‘poor man’s copyright’ method. Use government registration if you can afford it, as it is still the best. Even though the risk is incredibly minimal, perhaps one of the person’s you’re sending your package out to has changed jobs and has been replaced by someone who is new in the business and is not quite honest. There is also the incredibly small, yet existing, chance that your CD will get mixed up with someone else’s and that they’ll get signed on the strength of your songs and think nothing of making them their own. As I said, although the risk is extremely low, it’s still worth spending a bit on protecting your work.