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Watch a Real Composer Write Music in Sibelius Ep. 5 music composition Mar 24, 2022

Sometimes, the best way to learn how to do something is to watch someone else do it. In my ongoing series, Watch a Real Composer Write Music in Sibelius, I show you how I...

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The Entire Music Production Process, Explained gear & software Mar 10, 2022

When I was a beginner writer and producer, there was one part of the music production process I forgot to do. So today, I’m going over the entire production process...

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How To Write More Music (And Actually Finish It) Mar 03, 2022

Have you ever wanted to write more music, or even just finish the music you’ve already written? You’re in good company. This is a common complaint I hear, so...

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How to Write a Melody from Scratch Feb 24, 2022

It’s hard to write a melody from scratch. In fact, I get asked how to do this a lot. So, this week I’m giving you 3 techniques you can use to help you write a...

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3 Minor Chord Progressions That Share a Secret Feb 17, 2022

It’s easy to reuse chords and chord progressions. And, hey, if it works it works. But it’s always good to flex our musical muscles and add some more color....

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What No One Tells You About Inspiration as a Songwriter or Composer mental health for musicians music composition songwriting tips Feb 03, 2022

Have you ever not been inspired to write, so you didn’t write? Yeah, me too. And everyone else. It turns out, we’ve got inspiration all wrong. Tune in as I...

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Watch a Real Composer Write Music in Sibelius | Ep.4 music composition music theory Jan 27, 2022

 This week in Watch a Real Composer Write Music in Sibelius, we elaborate on the 3 bars that completely changed the piece from last episode. I also finish the first...

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The Secret to Improving Guitar Chord Transitions FAST guitar lessons musicianship Jan 13, 2022

 Transitioning between chords is one of the biggest barriers separating beginner guitarists from their goals. I’m here to make your life easier. I’ve been...

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Watch a Real Composer Write Music in Sibelius Ep.3 music composition songwriting tips Jan 06, 2022

Sometimes, all it takes is just one idea to change everything about a song, but we have to let it. This week in Watch a Real Composer Write Music, I write 3 bars which...

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Watch a Real Composer Write Music in Sibelius Ep. 2 music composition songwriting tips Dec 23, 2021

Welcome to the second outing of "Watch a Real Composer Write Music in Sibelius"! The first episode last week went off without a hitch so let's keep that train moving!...

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Watch a Real Composer Write Music in Sibelius Ep.1 music composition songwriting tips Dec 16, 2021

Today I'm trying something different. Come watch me, a real composer, write music. For real.

Instead of giving you a standard educational video, I'm going to teach by...

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What to Do When You Can’t Write Music Anymore mental health for musicians music composition songwriting tips Dec 02, 2021

It’s incredibly frustrating when we can’t write music, but we want to. It’s easy to feel like we’ve lost something, like something is broken....

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