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The Music I Haven’t Written mental health for musicians Sep 02, 2021

If you’re struggling with writing music and you feel like it’s harder than it should be, today’s video is for you. Mental illness left me with a lot of...

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Use Musical Textures, They’re You’re Friend music theory Aug 26, 2021

Use musical textures, they’re your friend. I mean, we’re already using them, but we can also use them intentionally. Wild, right? I know, man. I know.

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After 300 Years This Bass Line Still Kills music composition songwriting tips Aug 19, 2021

The lament bass has been around for a long long time. And there’s a reason for that. Today, I’m going to tell you how to write a Lament Bass, perhaps the most...

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Don’t use the stock amps in Logic or GarageBand. gear & software guitar lessons Aug 12, 2021

Don't use the Stock Amps in GarageBand or Logic. Amp Designer is an amazing stock amp simulator; like, it’s really good. But don’t use it.

Rather, don’t...

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This Will Make Your Songs Less Boring musicianship songwriting tips Aug 05, 2021

I hate when my songs are boring. Usually, there’s one thing you can do that can really add cool effects: Messing with the meter. We don’t see this a lot in...

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These Quotes Made Me a Better Songwriter music composition songwriting tips Jul 22, 2021

Writing music is hard and our weird human brains don’t make it easier. Today I’m sharing 3 quotes that not only made things easier, but helped me grow and...

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Breaking the Rule of 3 music composition songwriting tips Jul 15, 2021

Today, I want to talk about the Rule of 3, why it’s a thing, and share a couple of ways we can subvert it. In the video, we’ll look at examples from Debussy,...

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What’s the Best Instrument to Write Music On? music composition songwriting tips Jul 08, 2021

Whether you already write music and want to start writing on an instrument, or if you’re new to music and writing altogether, today I’m giving you 3...

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Sometimes I Can’t Write Music Because Anxiety mental health for musicians Jul 01, 2021

Sometimes I can’t write music, because of anxiety. There, I said it.

Anxiety can have a paralyzing effect on anyone, keeping us from doing the things we love. After...

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How to Write Your First Song on Guitar songwriting tips Jun 24, 2021

One of the hardest things when it comes to writing music is, well, starting to do it in the first place. If you’re a beginner, writing your first song can feel...

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How to Set Words to Music music composition songwriting tips Jun 17, 2021

Many of us struggle when it comes to lyrics. Even when we have some, how do we set the words to music?

Today I’m sharing 5 of my favorite tips to set words to music...

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Should I Get an Apple Silicon Mac to Write Music? gear & software Jun 10, 2021

Apple’s new chip is said to offer numerous advantages, but is it time to buy an Apple Silicon Mac to write music? Music and technology have always gone hand in hand....

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