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How To Use Chords Like A Pro, Part 4: Modes and Modulation music theory Dec 03, 2020

I hope you had an amazing and safe Thanksgiving. If the holidays are hard for you, I hope you were able to successfully cope and administer some self-care. 

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How to Use Chords Like a Pro, Part 3: Prolongation music theory Nov 19, 2020

Whooo! Alright. Here we are in part three of How to Use Chords Like A Pro. We're talking about prolongation, an invaluable songwriting technique that buys you SO MUCH...

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How to Use Chords Like a Pro, Part 2: Substitutions music theory Nov 12, 2020

This week, we're into Part 2 of our series on using chords like the pros do. Remember, all of this information is only meant to help you solve problems. The intent isn't...

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How To Use Chords Like A Pro: Tonics, Dominants, and Cadences music theory songwriting tips Nov 05, 2020

Chords are often the bedrock from which our songs emerge. All it can take is two chords and a simple melody to be the genesis for a whole piece. 

When I was first...

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How To Use Music Theory Practically When Writing music composition music theory songwriting tips Oct 29, 2020

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...

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5 Ways To Avoid Writer's Block mental health for musicians productivity Oct 22, 2020

Writer's block sucks. We've all been there. Sitting down to write, excited to hear what's going to come out of our session, then nothing, nothing good, or not what we want...

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The Secret to Writing Music (How to Write Music) music composition songwriting tips Oct 15, 2020

Lately, I've been getting some feedback from people who are totally at the beginning of their journey. So this week, I want to talk about the underlying process we...

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Why Music Theory Didn't Work For Me music theory Oct 08, 2020

Back when I was first getting serious about songwriting, I wanted to gobble up all the theory I could, because I wanted to be good at my craft.

But when I'd try to apply...

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How To Be Inspired Every Day mental health for musicians productivity Oct 01, 2020

Inspiration is often a tough concept to talk about. We all know what it feels like, but we feel totally powerless about when it comes and goes. Today, we're going to...

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This One Trick Transformed My Music (Hint: Think Objectively) music composition Sep 24, 2020

Sometimes, the way we look at our music can give us new insights and find new things to say. Today, I want to talk about taking an objective view of our music. I...

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3 Ways I Manage Mental Illness As An Artist (+1 Bonus) mental health for musicians Sep 17, 2020

This week we're taking a deep dive into mental illness. I know it's not always the most fun topic, but it affects so many of us; I think it's important to keep...

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Why You Should Make (And Keep!) A Schedule mental health for musicians productivity Sep 10, 2020

I want to talk about the power a schedule can do for you as an artist, freelancer, and entrepreneur. We desperately want to be professionals and make a living with music,...

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