Yearly Archives: 2018

6 Apps to Help You Learn a Musical Instrument

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It’s a good time to take up learning a new musical instrument, with so much technology available to help you. YouTube, for instance, is a great place to start, with so many tutorials that save you having to pay for numerous lessons. In addition to that, there are countless musical apps that you can download from the App Store. Here are some of the very best apps that you can download right now. GarageBand GarageBand is an Apple product designed to make recording music accessible for you via your iPod or iPhone. It does more than that, however. It essentially affords you a number of instruments on the go. While […]

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Choosing an Instrument to Play

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Many adults, certainly those who appreciate acoustic and instrumental music, would like the ability to play a musical instrument. The only thing that’s stopping them is that they are intimidated by the idea of it. If you’ve decided to throw caution to the wind, before you can pick up an instrument and begin learning it, you’ll need to decide on which to play. As an adult, it can be easier to choose an instrument than when you were younger. You know your tastes better, for instance, and you’ll have a wider range of options from which to choose, such as teachers and instruments. It’s a very different proposition from being […]

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Music Production: The 6 Steps – Part 3

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Mixing Many musicians have the most fun in this stage. Once you’ve written the song and recorded all of the parts, you can turn what you’ve produced so far into your musical masterpiece. It can take years to be adept at mixing. That doesn’t mean you shouldn’t do it, however. In fact, you should get started as soon as you can to get a feel for the possibilities.

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Music Production: The 6 Steps – Part 2

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You may be happy with the verse and feel that you’ve hit on a really catchy chorus. However, there needs to be more some sort of buildup. If, for example, verse 1 has just vocal and guitar, verse 2 may add the drums and bass, and vocal harmonies and the synths may be introduced in the first chorus.

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Music Production: The 6 Steps – Part 1

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For anyone new to making music, here we’ll go into the six stages of production, so you know what you’re in store for.

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Big Personalities in Music

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If you want to make it in the music industry, then you need to stand out and be a star. Everybody recognises the big personalities, the artists who are willing to push the envelope and try something a bit different; nobody remembers those musicians who stay firmly in the middle of the road and try to please everybody. A certain amount of confidence, belief and courage is needed to be a successful musician and you certainly can’t hide your light under a bushel.

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How to Create Music

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If you’d love to write your own songs but have felt hindered due to a lack of knowledge of musical theory, we’ll attempt to address it here. You may have a musical talent, such as singing or playing the drums, or are just beginning your musical journey and would love to write songs. While it can help, it isn’t a requirement to know your musical notations to create your very own melody. Lyrics and rhythm Musicians who have been reading sheet music for years may well find it natural to figure out song structure, harmonies, and vocal patterns due to years spent dedicating themselves to their particular craft. Rhythm Work […]

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The Ingredients of a Successful Music Career – Part 2

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Hard work An artist or musician who isn’t working to the point of being reckless but yet dedicated and with an organised routine based around practice and improvement will enjoy at least some level of success. It will come across in everything you do and say, both on stage and off it. Those in your circle, as well as observers watching from afar, will see that you’re taking their career seriously. Resources/Finances Even artists who signed with a major record label often come to realise that their long-term costs are more than they were led to believe and that their signing bonus isn’t just free money. The harsh reality is […]

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How to Write Great Lyrics

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One of the best ways to become a better songwriter is to master how to write great lyrics. If you’ve only recently decided that song writing is the path for you, however, you might find that lyric writing isn’t as easy as you first thought that it was. This especially may be true if you have little to no experience in other forms of creative writing, such as poetry. That doesn’t mean that you can’t do it, however. Here is a step-by-step guide on writing great song lyrics. Jot down whatever comes to you There are numerous ways to begin. One way is to note down whatever comes to your […]

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