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3 Reasons You Should Write Music (and 2 Reasons You Shouldn’t) mental health for musicians Feb 23, 2021

Is writing music always a good thing? Should it be? It’s not the act we’re concerned with, more the intention, the reasons behind why you write.

I’m...

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Practicing to a Click vs Playing by Feel: Which Is Best? guitar lessons music theory Feb 18, 2021

Get ready to hear all the feelings, today. For some reason, using a metronome (or click) is controversial...

In my earlier years, I too was resistant to it, but I came...

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Find the Notes of Any Chord With Just Your Fingers music theory Feb 16, 2021

When I was just starting out writing songs, chords were super mysterious to me. They carry so much emotional weight and create a scaffolding for the melody to play around...

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5 Things I HATE About Sibelius gear & software Feb 12, 2021

Nothing is perfect. But, that doesn’t mean we can’t be mad about it. Music notation software is complex by nature, so frustration is built in.

This week, as a...

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How Therapy Helped Me Overcome Writer's Block For Good mental health for musicians Feb 09, 2021

Writer’s block sucks, especially when you want to be writing. But if you’re suffering from chronic writer’s block, there’s something there to...

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3 Tricks I Use to Write Amazing Bass Lines music composition Feb 05, 2021

Do you bass? I bass, but I didn’t always bass. Bass is weird. Ok enough of that… 

Bass lines are a strange animal when writing music. They play a...

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5 Mistakes I Made as a Freelance Musician mental health for musicians Feb 02, 2021

Are you just starting out as a freelancer? That’s a tough spot to be in.

You’re running a whole business individually for the first time. 

That means...

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Add Color to Any Chord With ONE Note music theory Jan 28, 2021

Do your chords sound boring? Are major and minor just not cutting it anymore? I get you, I do. 

This week we’re talking chord tones and non-chord tones; and how...

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3 Ways I Manage Depression to Stay Productive mental health for musicians Jan 21, 2021

I have depression. It’s a struggle for me, a big one. It’s taken me years to get a handle on it. 

If you’re a freelancer of any kind, you know how...

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5 Sibelius Shortcuts I Use to Write Efficiently gear & software Jan 14, 2021

Sibelius. Am I right? This program is infuriating, sometimes. It’s taken me years to build up a solid workflow with it. But I don’t want you to have to do...

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Copying vs Stealing: How Great Writers 'Steal' Music songwriting tips Jan 07, 2021

“Good artists copy, great artists steal.” This is a common saying, but what does it actually mean? Don’t worry, we're not actually committing a crime or...

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Write More Music Next Year (And Stay Sane) mental health for musicians Dec 31, 2020

It's the last day of 2020 and most of us sure are glad to hear it.

This week we're talking about how we can write more music in 2021 and whether or not that desire is...

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