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How To Use Music Theory Practically When Writing

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Using music theory as a writing aid can sometimes feel at odds with artistry. Who wants to write using formulas and prescribed rules?  

Don't worry, that's not what I'm asking you to do. 

In the video, I go over how we can use theory in a practical way to help keep our writing sessions moving. In fact, I give you three ways to do this!

I've always been of the opinion that our knowledge of music should help us write with intention. To know what we're writing and its constituent parts is important, regardless of the language we use. 

Let's use theory to solve problems as we write, so we can just keep on writing! We're essentially using theory to smooth out the hiccups that naturally occur in our writing session. 

What do you think of using theory as a writing aid like this? Comment down below with your thoughts!

 

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