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5 Steps You Can Take Today to Become a Better Composer

November 26th, 2019 by
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Music is a universal language that creative people have used to express their thoughts for centuries. Crafting a well-composed piece of music is challenging, as there are many practical and theoretical factors to consider. While the old joke about how to get to Carnegie Hall is true – you do have to practice – there are other incremental steps you can take to sharpen your skills as a composer. Here are five things you can start doing today to become a great composer.

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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…)

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    Here’s a tip about splitting up the songwriting credit if you write as part of a team or a band. Since the only parts that officially define the song are it’s melody and lyrics, unless a band (or team) gets together and decides to share credit in some different fashion the person or persons who come up with the lyrics and tune are the writers. The original chord progression can be included in that as well, but frankly doesn’t have to be. Every chord in a song can be changed, and so long as the melody and lyrics remain the same, from a legal standpoint, it’s still the same song, just with a different arrangement.