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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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The 3 Types of Motion | Easy Voice Leading Tips music composition music theory songwriting tips Jun 03, 2021

If there’s one thing I can point to that helped my voice leading the most, it was an understanding of the 3 Types of Motion. 

I came away with easy voice...

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Adjust NotePerformer Reverb in Sibelius gear & software May 27, 2021

The Sibelius reverb doesn’t always play well with NotePerformer. Today, let’s go over how to adjust the NotePerformer reverb in Sibelius so we can have a more...

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The Octave Trick Will Transform Your Music music composition songwriting tips May 20, 2021

There’s always one part of a melody or harmony that bugs me. Enter one of my favorite songwriting tips: The Octave Trick.

If you’re familiar with my free...

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Logic Pro vs GarageBand: Is it Worth the Money? gear & software May 13, 2021

Logic Pro is an industry standard DAW, so it makes sense to consider getting it if you want to write or record music on your computer. But Garageband can do many of the...

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