songwriting

  1. rroc

    What's your songwriting process?

    I'm curious - what's your songwriting process? How do you come up with ideas, how do turn them into something? Do you sing in front of the bathroom mirror (like Black Franics), do you sit in a cupboard (like Kurt Cobain) or do you add an element of chance to your creative process like David...
  2. ChrisSiuMusic

    The Secondary Dominant - A Secret Weapon!

    Hey friends! For those who may not know, what is the secondary dominant? How does it add lovely colours to your chord progressions? Let's talk about it in today's video! :)
  3. ChrisSiuMusic

    Ryan Tedder class on Monthly.com!

    Hey everyone! Are there any songwriters among us? If so, I wanted to share this class I just signed up for, taught by Ryan Tedder (OneRepublic). It's a 30-day class that goes through the process of songwriting, production, melodies/lyrics, etc. If you're interested, feel free to check it out...
  4. ChrisSiuMusic

    Orchestral Tools: LA Sessions (Walkthrough + Impressions)

    Hey everyone! Today's library review features Orchestral Tools' venture into the songwriting world, LA Sessions. Marketed as the only library with all the instruments you'll need for your next song, how does it hold up? Let's check it out.
  5. ChrisSiuMusic

    How To Create Vocal Harmonies WITH Music Theory (Video Reaction)

    Hi everyone! Today I wanted to react to a video created by a good friend of mine, Austin Hull. He recently uploaded this video to help producers create vocal harmonies without needing too much music theory knowledge. I wanted to fill in the gaps and show you how you can write your harmonies...
  6. RenePedersen

    Advice on finishing songs and developing themes

    Hi composer, I'm looking for some advice on composition in terms of coming up with sections and ideas for motifs and themes. I have now been composing music for about 4 months and feel quite confident in music theory with my 10+ years of playing multiple instruments and in bands but writing...
  7. H

    Metallica Hardwired sound drum vst

    The title says it all...how do i get the drum sound of hardwired to self destruct by Metallica using vsts? Thanks.
  8. Celestial Aeon

    Weird situation regarding songwriter revenue

    EDIT: this situation got eventually resolved by Jamendo / BMI, but I'll leave the original message here for context. The resolution is to join BMI or ASCAP and follow a procedure that states that specific tunes are part of Jamendo / Creative Commons business. ORIGINAL QUESTION: I have quite a...
  9. nickmurraymusic

    Does Melody Even Matter??

    Hey Guys, I wanted to open up this discussion on melody. Does it even matter? Check out my thoughts on it here and would love to hear what you think!
  10. Daniele Nasuti

    Hi from Italy

    Hello, I'm Daniele Nasuti, I come from Italy and I've been playing piano since I was 7 and the accordion from 14. In these years I learned also Tuba, Guitar, Electric Bass and Drums and sang in several choirs. As musician I come from italian pop music which I've listened since I was a child...
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