Songwriters: Give Your Mind an Escape. When to Give in to Your Distractions. An excerpt from Emma McGann’s new book The Songwriting Handbook for Beginners, Volume One: Motivational Methods
Dramatic pauses in your music are a great way to grab the listener’s attention. Like most instructions in music, holds and pauses are also notated.
Jazz is a spontaneous art. If you want to learn how to improvise a jazz piece, here are 6 great jazz improv tips to master that will help you get started.
Musical inspiration can strike at any time: driving home from work, in the shower, or even when you wake up in the morning. You could hum a melody one day, and find it sticks around for days, weeks, or longer. Focus your inspiration while exploring the possibilities and you’ll soon be molding melodies of your own!
Formula for Improvising —This article will help you start the process of improvising so you can jam with other musicians and create your own music…
Six Note Jazz Solo —In jazz, dissonance is a virtue. It gives a solo texture and color. The flat third and flat seventh are especially sexy tones…
Making Music asked professional songwriters for their favorite songwriting tips.Make your own songs sizzle by embracing these great tips from the pros….