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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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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