Song Writing – Arrangement Analysis Checklists

Today, some checklists based on the arrangement tips from last time. After you’ve written your song, ask yourself these questions.   What do the instruments do? How do they fit together?   Do they change or stay the same?   Are their parts simple or complex?   Do the...

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Song Writing – Arrangement

We’ve covered lyrics over the last 2 posts (and previously I gave a few brief top tips for song writing). Now it’s time to move onto arrangement proper. Melody I know it’s not part of arrangement, but it’s too important to ignore. Many songwriters take a lyric and a...

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Song Writing – Lyrics part 2

Last time we looked at basic lyric structure. Today I’m going to get more into the actual words themselves. Make Your Opening Line Attention Grabbing It has been said many times (a few of them by me on this blog) that you have SECONDS to grab a listener. If...

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Song Writing – Lyrics part 1

I’ve neglected this topic, too much for too long. Today we’re going to start a series of posts on song writing. Some people are very precious about their songs and have major objections to any kind of “rules”. None of what I’m saying here is hard and fast and...

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Getting More Media Coverage and Better Gigs

Just a short one today but a goodie nevertheless. Once you get a show, ask the promoter to share their media list with you so that you can promote the gig. Most promoters will be happy to share as it’s in their interest for you to get the gig...

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Going Viral

Going viral, sometimes also called “word of mouse”; we’ve all heard of it, but how can we do it? What Does It Mean? As the name suggests it means, spreading like a virus. If one person catches it, they spread it to 10 other who then each spread it...

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Making the Most of YouTube

We all know that YouTube is good for promoting our music. But how can we use it to best advantage. If you haven’t already set up a YouTube channel see here for how. If you haven’t done it, you should. YouTube is the number one music discovery channel for younger...

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Other Promotion Ideas

I know it’s a short one today but hopefully a worthwhile one I’ve already spoken about press and radio promotion along with Facebook and Twitter. Now I want to give you some other ideas. Hey Mr DJ Get a DJ to remix your music and share it on Mixcloud....

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Media Promotion

If you have a big advertising budget and can afford a PR firm then by all means feel free to skip this post. However, for the rest of us, there are definitely things we can do for ourselves. Even if you CAN afford the big boys it’s good to...

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Twitter Again

OK. Carrying on from last time….. Respond to Critics If someone says some negative, acknowledge what they say. Try to find the truth in it and thank them for their comment/feedback. You may just turn and enemy into your biggest supporter if you’re diplomatic enough. DON’T get into slanging...

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