The Daily Muse

The Daily Muse – May 10th, 2020

Should you write (a song) today? YES! Here’s 16 reasons why you should. 16 Reasons You Should Definitely Write Today (No Matter What) One of the biggest challenges in writing good music is figuring out why the song you’re writing isn’t working. You feel that it started with such promise, but now everything sounds lame. […]

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The Daily Muse – May 8th, 2020

The truth is… Anything and everything can be used as a lyric writing prompt. But these 15 writing prompts are guaranteed to get your creative juices flowing. 15 Of The Most Tried-and-True Songwriting Prompts I know, it seems like a no-brainer to set songwriting goals as well as goals for your music career, but most […]

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The Daily Muse – May 7th, 2020

Most songwriters don’t try do anything new. They’re busy enough just trying to write a good song. Stretching the form itself – that is something rarely tried mostly. Behind The Song – “American Pie” by Don McLean The resurgent country artist provides us with his take on our survival kit, that is as unique as […]

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The Daily Muse – May 6th, 2020

Suspended chords offer more than just a frilly little something to add to your music. They work as substitution chords, they can smooth out chord progressions, and they can add tension to your music. Learn when to use suspended chords in your song. Using suspended chords in your songwriting Lennon and McCartney. Richards and Jagger. […]

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The Daily Muse – May 5th, 2020

The musician is forced to promote her new memoir, Resistance, from home, but she’s got some help from other artists and Richard Dawkins. The “Tiny Ways” Tori Amos Is Getting Herself Through Quarantine In order for a melody to be successful, it needs to be easily remembered by a listener. If your melodies sound like […]

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The Daily Muse – May 4th, 2020

Everyone (hopefully) goes to sleep, and sometimes we remember the dreams that we have during that time. How dreams can inspire your songwriting Let’s say you’ve come up with a hook that you think should be something that works well as the main flag-waving part of your chorus. So then you set about to write […]

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The Daily Muse – May 3rd, 2020

OpenAI is the non-profit artificial intelligence company backed by (among others) tech mogul Elon Musk. OpenAI reveals its latest music-generating AI – Jukebox There’s a lot of terms floating around in the music world. Knowing what each term means is useful for understanding what’s going on in a piece of music. Music Glossary – 50 […]

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The Daily Muse – May 2nd, 2020

We Should Write Sometime, which uses swipe-right technology and geotagging to pair up compatible songwriters, has seen a 61% increase in daily average downloads since sheltering in place went nationwide A ‘Tinder for Songwriters’ App Is Thriving in Quarantine The world’s songwriters shouldn’t worry too much just yet, but artificial intelligence is taking aim at […]

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The Daily Muse – May 1st, 2020

Given the few notes within an octave and the millions of songs that have been written using them, accidental plagiarism is a constant companion for most songwriters. Tips for Songwriters – Avoiding Accidental Plagiarism Brisbane-based singer-songwriter and founder of I Heart Songwriting Club, Francesca de Valence offers three ways out of a creative rut Dear […]

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The Daily Muse – April 30th, 2020

Seems like such an easy thing. Just be you. We hear it every day — but how? Especially when you’re struggling to become you (you haven’t had a lot of life lived yet), or you’re reinventing yourself from tough times, or from a period of time where the fountain of creativity just kind of stopped. […]

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