5 Songwriters To Keep You Motivated, Creative

Even the most talented and inspired of musicians will inevitably have days where writers block sets and in creating music feels like an unbearable chore. Fortunately, there are a number. Continue reading

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4 Ways To Grow Your Musical Idea Into A Full Arrangement

In this piece we look at four effective approaches for how you can water the seeds of a solid musical idea in order to grow it into a fully fledged. Continue reading

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When Film Music Becomes A Mickey Mouse Operation

In this piece, Dale McGowan explains a technique in film scoring composition known as “mickeymousing” and why the practice is often frowned upon in the professional community. Guest post by. Continue reading

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Songwriting Strategies: The Anti-Artist Way

Often when writing new music, artists find themselves stuck in something of a creative rut. Here we look at some creative techniques for broadening your songwriting horizons, and cultivating effective. Continue reading

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How To Write A Protest Song

Protest songs have long played an important role in society, acting as the soundtrack to social change. For those looking to express their anger and frustration in light of current. Continue reading

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Austin Kleon Says “Rip Off Other Musicians” (And He’s Right)

The idea of “stealing like an artist” has been around for a while, and can be as effectively applied to music as any other art form. Here we look at. Continue reading

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Launching Your Music Career Through Video Game Composition

Breaking into the music business remains incredibly challenging, but there are a number of new ways to get your foot in the door. One such avenue worth pursuing is the. Continue reading

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5 Tips On Writing Music For Advertising From A Two Time Emmy Winner

Two-time Emmy-winner, author and educator Peter Bell shares his top five tips on how to write effective music for use in advertising, drawing on his career composing jingles for major. Continue reading

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Hit Songs Deconstructed – The Right Chord Music Interview

On Music Think Tank, Mark Knight interviews David Penn on the structure and composition of hit songs. Check out the interview to see what similarities comprise a hit song, the. Continue reading

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How To Compose Music More Effectively

It’s fun to write music and use it as your creative outlet, but composing music can get frustrating especially when you’re under a deadline. So how do you push through. Continue reading

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