Composition

Being music-minded when you’re writing lyrics can prevent your lyrics from sounding wordy. Wordy lyrics can negatively affect your melody. For that reason, I want to address how you can write lyrics that can easily be sung in a melody. The Spoken Rhythm The rhythm of a line happens as a result of a pattern […]

Traditionally, transcription has been the preeminent, “go-to” way of becoming a great improviser, and one of the most effective ways of learning the language of music. There are undoubtedly many of the great living musicians and improvisers that have never done a transcription in their life, and there’s something pure about that. Though, for the […]

It’s important to make your chorus stand out from the rest of your song, since it’s usually your song’s central element. With that in mind, we’re going to look at a few ideas for creating a successful chorus. Musically Generally, the music in your chorus is going to be the catchiest, or hookiest part of […]

New eBook called “How to Write Songs that Sell”. I’ve been reading through his materials and applying them to some of my ideas and I’m finding some very useful ideas and tools for helping me with my songwriting. Lyrical or Instrumental you will find a songwriting helper here.

Most forms of writing, particularly in the arts, require or at least make use of some inspiration.  Some of the greatest songs are emotion-driven works that transform the inspiration of a feeling into heartfelt words that speak to millions.  Many new songwriters are surprised to learn that the words don’t always come easy and sometimes […]

There are many methods promoted to help you in learning to improvise music. The problem that we have is that most of these require you to have an understanding of music which may actually take you years to learn. Or they are focused in a way that made great sense to the author, but fail […]

Why do so many people think that improvising is something complicated and difficult, reserved for only the most advanced musicians? In this article David Reed talks about five important myths that prevent many people from discovering the joy and fun of improvising!

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