Vreny Van Elslande 


There is a pattern you’ll notice in most pop songs, which is that as they move along, they alternate between sections that are ambiguous in nature and sections that are much clearer and easy to understand. I like using the terms “fragile” and “strong”: In many songs, that “fragile-strong” labelling is synonymous with “verse-chorus” structure.…

via Making Use of Musical Ambiguity in Your Songwriting — The Essential Secrets of Songwriting





Art of Composing


How to Compose a Song

Take some piano lessons from Scott Houston “The Piano Guy.” In this video, Scott and his guest, five-time Grammy Award nominee David Benoit, discuss the thought process behind composing music. David Benoit uses his original song, Kei’s Song, as an example.

Scott and David just want to help you to teach yourself piano skills to get you having some fun at a piano as quickly as possible.

In the video David shares some great tips for
composing songs. He shares that typically, he starts composing a new song with his chord selection. Then often he moves to creating the bridge of the song which was the case when he was composing “Kei.” There is a lot of trial and error involved.

When asked where Benoit gets his inspiration from, he confided that composing for him is a balance between piano seat time and time away from the piano. Being away from the piano offers time to reflect and be creative and imaginative. Some of David’s most creative ideas have come while he was on one of his walks. He feels writing in the morning is a good time to devote to seat time. 9:001:00.

The video concludes with a great performance of David Benoit playing “Kei” on Piano.

Scott Houston is the host of The Piano Guy television series on PBS and has taught hundreds of thousands of folks like yourself, how to have some fun on their piano or keyboard. He wants to help you get there too, as quickly as possible.

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Open Voicing: Spreading out your chords to cover more of a frequency Range

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Brian Tyler talks about his approach to writing music for movies like Fast and the Furious 5 on http://OnTheGig.com. Watch the full interview: http://interviews.onthegig.com/2011/0…

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Learn more about Berkleemusic’s Songwriting courses at: http://bit.ly/yNSKgk

Berkleemusic hosted an online Open House with instructor Pat Pattison on March 24th.

Pat Pattison is an author, clinician, and one of the most renowned songwriting teachers in the world. He created the first-ever Songwriting major at Berklee College of Music, and brought that curriculum online with Berkleemusic, writing and teaching Lyric Writing: Tools and Strategies, Lyric Writing: Writing From the Title, and Lyric Writing: Writing Lyrics to Music.