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  • April 4, 2020

Why Do All Songs Are About Love

Do we listen to music when we are in love and we are happy? No, we usually don't. We then listen to the music of our hearts that beat in tune to the one beloved. We listen to songs about love when it is bad times for our love or when we are lovesick. Pragmatically the musicians know that songs about suffering love are the most money-making. The reason is that people want somebody to be present near them in times they are in love grief, for somebody to articulate their suffering. It is call …

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5 Songwriting Tips For The Lazy

It's funny, being a songwriter myself, I always find that writing songs can sometimes be a chore. But why does it feel this way? Isn't this supposed to be my passion? Isn't this supposed to be something that I never get bored of? well, not exactly. Everything gets boring once in a while, even the things that youíre most passionate about. So every so often I like to take the lazy man's route to doing things. And surprisingly, I often produce some very good results! So listen up. If you new …

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How to Memorize a Song the Easy Way

Do you always need to have the sheet music to play a song? Do you wish you could sit down at the piano and just play like your favorite performers do? Well, you are not alone. Most pianists feel the same way as you do. But don’t give up just yet: There is an easy way for you to conquer this problem, and it’s guaranteed to work. The 3 x 5 Method Part 1: Creating Your Tool In 5 Simple Steps: All you need is a 3 x 5 index card to get started. 1. Mark off 4 empty measu …

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3 Simple But Powerful Songwriting Tips

Do you feel frustrated or unfulfilled with the songs you have written? Do you think your songs have to conform to a certain standard before they are any good? If so, what exactly are you comparing them to? You may find you have an unrealistic expectation of yourself or what you think a song is or should be. If you are unhappy with the songs you have written or think your songs are not what they should be, examine these three songwriting tips to focus your attention on clarifying what you thin …

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Singers Who Sing & Talent Agents Who Book

In the world of the music business, there are truly singers who sing and singers who don't, along with talent booking agents who book and those that couldn't sell cotton candy at the circus. Is it drive, talent or a mystical combination of factors that create singers and talent booking agents, or is it yet the pure unexplainable? Let's look at some factors in this article as singers, looking to further their careers, try to find suitable representation. As a former talent booking agent with t …

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Whispering Is Bad For Singers. And Other Tips For New Vocalists.

When music students ask how to prepare for a show I always tell them the same things, practice your material right before you go to bed and get plenty of sleep. When a vocal student asks the same question the list gets a little bit longer. For those who have not studied the voice as an instrument it may come as a shock how careful one must be with it. Here are a few guidelines for new vocalists, courtesy of Mark Erwin from the School of Rock Music, St. Paul, MN. (http://www.schoolofrock.com) On …

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