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Musicians’ Question Time with Jo Whiley and Bobby Friction

Posted in songwriting by Higher Density Blog on January 28, 2013

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Jo Whiley and Bobby Friction invite aspiring musicians to pose hard-hiting questions to some of the biggest names in the music industry at the BBC Introducing Musicians’ Masterclass.

Watch more masterclass sessions at:
http://bbc.co.uk/music/introducing/advice/masterclass/2011

 

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Gary Barlow shares songwriting tips with Zane Lowe

Posted in songwriting by Higher Density Blog on January 28, 2013

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Gary Barlow shares his songwriting advice with Zane Lowe ahead of the BBC Introducing Musicians’ Masterclass at Abbey Road and Maida Vale studios.

Watch more masterclass sessions at:
http://bbc.co.uk/music/introducing/advice/masterclass/2011

How To Write An Infectious Melody

Posted in songwriting by Higher Density Blog on January 28, 2013

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http://www.genius-songwriting.com 3 easy ways to write an irresistible melody.

 

Secrets of the Pros: Composing Original Songs

Posted in Composition by Higher Density Blog on January 21, 2013

http://www.rolandus.com/pianos Roland model #: HPi-7s http://www.scottthepianoguy.com/ Follow The Piano Guy on Twitter @pianoguyscott http://twitter.com/pianoguyscott Scott “The Piano Guy” Houston has been called the Pied Piper of recreational music-making” by giving hope to millions who just want to sit at the piano and play their favorite tunes. Here Scott and guest, five-time Grammy Award nominee David Benoit, discuss the thought process behind composing original arrangements. David Benoit uses his original song, Kei’s Song, as an example.

Duke Rightious’ “Rainbow”

Posted in songwriting by Higher Density Blog on January 19, 2013

Notice his LH is playing Open-voiced Chords.  For example,  C  –  E  –  G    chord can be  played as:   C  –  G  –   E  ( above it).  Whatever triad position position you have, place the middle note up one octave.   Notice that he is playing in the key of Eb.  Can you figure  out the triads that belong to the key of Eb?  

In your RH,  play notes of the scale you are in, up or down as your musical ear guides you.   Then try to mix in some broken chord patterns.

By doing this kind of improv,  your own melodic ideas come into being.

Taking it further,  start – stop a portion of the video.  Repeatedly try to copy some of the notes he’s playing.  Get good at replaying the Riff.   Take in 3 deep breaths,  and let your subconscious mind go wild with it.  Go all over the piano with it.  Change the notes and rhythm.  If you can,  try to notate your good ideas   –  or just draw the shapes of them

Always respect and honor  the Songwriter.  Use ideas only as a way to build your creation techniques.  

Songwriting 101 – Writing a Pop Song Melody – Duke Righteous

Posted in songwriting by Higher Density Blog on January 19, 2013

Duke Righteous lays it out in a direct, step by step manner, along with a sense of humor.

 

How Music Works – Bass (full)

Posted in Composition, Music by Higher Density Blog on January 18, 2013

How Music Works 3 – Harmony – Part 5

Posted in Composition, Music by Higher Density Blog on January 18, 2013

How Music Works 3 – Harmony – Part 4

Posted in Composition, Music by Higher Density Blog on January 18, 2013

How Music Works 3 – Harmony – Part 3

Posted in Composition, Music by Higher Density Blog on January 18, 2013

How Music Works 3 – Harmony – Part 2

Posted in Composition, Music by Higher Density Blog on January 18, 2013

How Music Works 3 – Harmony – Part 1

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How Music Works with Howard Goodall – 02 – Rhythm (Full Show)

Posted in Composition by Higher Density Blog on January 18, 2013

How Music Works 1 – Melody – Part 5

Posted in Composition by Higher Density Blog on January 18, 2013

How Music Works 1 – Melody – Part 4

Posted in Composition by Higher Density Blog on January 18, 2013

How Music Works 1 – Melody – Part 3

Posted in Composition by Higher Density Blog on January 18, 2013

How Music Works 1 – Melody – Part 2

Posted in Composition by Higher Density Blog on January 18, 2013

How Music Works with Howard Goodall – 01 – Melody (Full Show)

Posted in Composition by Higher Density Blog on January 18, 2013

Setting Up Your Home Recording Studio

Posted in Audio, Composition by Higher Density Blog on January 14, 2013

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Gettng Started, Step 1: Build Your Studio

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To get started, check out this step-by-step introduction to the basics of building your own home recording studio, no matter your budget!

  1. The Basics of Home Recording
  2. Selecing An Audio Interface & Software
  3. Microphones 101
  4. Don’t Forget The Accessories!

The Basics of Home Recording

A few years ago, the only way to get a listenable recording was to enter a professional recording studio and spend a lot of money to get your songs heard. As computers, recording hardware, and high-tech software decreased in price and increased exponentially in quality, it became easy to make high quality recordings at home.

It takes a little bit of time to get the hang of recording at home; you’ve got to learn techniques for recording and mixing, and you also have to figure out how far you’d like to go in buying new equipment. Check out these fantastic resources to get you started recording easily.

Selecing An Audio Interface & Software

When you get started recording, one of your first decisions should be what audio interface and software you’ll use in your home studio, if you’re planning on recording straight to your computer.

The good news is that if your computer was made anytime in the last few years, it’s probably ready for recording without much work! That being said, maxing out your RAM and hard drive space can’t hurt. You’ll need an interface — a USB or FireWire attachment to your computer that allows you to input your microphones and instruments into your computer. You’ll also need a software package to mix and edit your audio.

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