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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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    The sequencer is arguably one of the best compositional tools available to songwriters today. With a sequencer, it becomes possible to a) listen to all the different sections that you have created, b) move them all around and try the structure in a variety of different formats, and c) try the same format/section/structure with different sounds. This is a huge advantage to the songwriter who knows he/she has a good idea but has hit a block.