Short Attention Spans Are Dramatically Altering Songwriting: Here’s How

As attention spans shrink, and the competition increases, today’s hits are getting shorter and shorter, and drastically changing songwriting itself in the process. Guest post by James Shotwell of Haulix. Continue reading

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ESSENTIALS: 6 Easy Devices For Composing More Creative Lyrics

Between now and the end of the year we’ll be featuring 2021 Essentials, popular Hypebot posts from 2020 that will help you thrive in 2021. Today we look at 6. Continue reading

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Tuning Into Your Musical Muse

The creative process is a complex one, and finding inspiration for songwriting and music composition is never quite the same for any two individuals. Here, we explore how to tune. Continue reading

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Song Lyric Generators: Do They Help Songwriters?

Whether owing to creative pride or general doubt regarding their efficacy, a lot songwriters tend to eschew lyric generators, but for those artists looking for inspiration and new ideas, lyric. Continue reading

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6 Easy Devices For Composing More Creative Lyrics

As a songwriter, you’ll eventually hit a wall where the lyrics you’re writing just aren’t as fresh and interesting as they once were. Creative roadblocks like this are inevitable, but. Continue reading

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Harmonic Analysis of Radiohead’s “Weird Fishes/Arpeggi”

In this detailed harmonic analysis, Filippo Faustini breaks down Radiohead’s 2007 track “Weird Fishes/Arpeggi” as well as comparing the original arrangement to one by British singer/songwriter Lianne La Havas. Guest post. Continue reading

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Resistance Is Futile: Guide To Letting Creative Flow Happen

For a process as delicate and complex as songwriting, roadblocks can crop up easily. Here, we explore the issue of songwriting resistance, and what you as an artist can do. Continue reading

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The ‘Halloween’ Theme: What Is It That Makes It So Scary?

The spooky season is fully upon us, and Berklee Online’s Michel Darling is lighting the way as we take a deep compositional dive into what makes the music the 1978. Continue reading

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What A Month Of Daily Releases Taught Me About Songwriting Workflow

After setting aside an entire month to generate an impressive body of work, including daily releases, Martin Fowler breaks down what the songwriting intensive taught him about creative workflow. Guest. Continue reading

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A Guide To Listening Better: Repetition

In this detailed examination of we how perceive and experience music, The Song Sommelier here delves into the role of repetition in music, and why we as listeners find it. Continue reading

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