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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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Get Connected

Online promotion is the big buzz these days. But doing stuff offline (recording, gigging, meeting contacts and fans and selling stuff) is also important. And if the 2 don’t connect you’re making your life a lot harder. When people go to your website or Facebook page, what’s the first...

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We Have Contact

Making contacts is important; making friends, even more so. Doesn’t everyone do more to help their friends than strangers? There are of course many ways to make contacts but there is no substitute for the personal touch. So how can you meet the people you need to meet face-to-face?...

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Tweeting With Twitter

Welcome back. Having inundated you with Facebook facts last time, today I’m looking at Twitter. Some of you may never have used Twitter. It’s different to Facebook in that it’s much less picture based and limited to very short messages (140 characters). It is possible to cheat and create...

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Facebook Again

You may have seen in some earlier posts we talked about how to set up a Facebook page and what to do with it once it’s set up. Well here we’re going to continue with that second part as last time was just the beginning. Getting likes is relatively easy....

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