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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 Important Is Music Theory In Electronic Music Production?

November 15th, 2018 by

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We Ask The Expert, Dr. Mark Polishook

For musical beginners and even experienced musicians, the worlds and genres of electronic music making and production can be confusing. So in this post, we’ve asked Dr. Mark Polishook, a renowned jazz pianist, electro-acoustic musician and self-confessed synthesiser technology addict, the question we hear time and time again:

How important is music theory when it comes to electronic music production?

Here’s what Mark had to say on the topic… (more…)

10 Tips on Composing Music

November 1st, 2017 by

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Writing songs is usually a personal process. What works for you may not work for others, which is why most composers write their song.  Writing songs is the process of discovering sound, melody, and lyrics that harmoniously complement each other. With this in mind, here are 10 tips on composing music: (more…)

How To Turn On Your Muse To Write A Perfect Song

November 6th, 2016 by

Perfect Song - When inspiration does not come to me I go halfway to meet it. - Sigmund Freud

This motivational phrase shows that it is extremely important to find a muse before the beginning of each business, especially a creative one like the perfect song.

Inspiration comes to us unconsciously after experienced emotions or feelings. It is a sense of  absolute concentration and commitment which is accompanied by special enthusiasm and emotional rise.

It is harder for adults to find an inspiration than for children. Unfortunately, an experience prevents us from believing in miracles but without it, a muse is transformed into an ordinary accounting.

From a realistic point of view of an inspiration — is a feeling when an experience and the dreams about desirable future are connected. (more…)

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    Many songwriters begin their work either sitting at a keyboard or picking up a guitar, working out a melodic line and coming up with the chord structure from there. Happily for those among us who are less than skilled at musical instruments, there is an alternative. Try coming up with a bass and drum groove using any one of a number of cheap and abundant software. Many times these simple little ‘grooves’ can kick us in the butt, get us up and out of our chairs, and get the creative juices flowing.