The Daily Muse

The Daily Muse – April 19th, 2020

If you’re stuck at home, creating time and space for musical creativity is going to be crucial. It will ultimately determine whether you’ll actually end up making music during this time or not. Why Maintaining A Productive Songwriting Practice At Home Is Tougher Than You Think I have discovered that there are many reasons people […]

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The Daily Muse – April 18th, 2020

Songs are short. Most of them, anyway. And by short, I mean usually less than four minutes. That can be difficult to do. Pop Songwriting – Perfecting the Miniature Musical Form To help spread the message, songwriters are being challenged to write catchy songs around the central theme “distance.” Songathon Launches Global Songwriting Competition to […]

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The Daily Muse – April 17th, 2020

As I started to think about the greatest singer/songwriter albums I began compiling my own list. Then I decided it would be far more interesting to see what albums different artists picked as their favorite singer/songwriter albums. 70 Music Artists, From Alice Cooper To Ozzy Osbourne, Name Their Favorite Singer/Songwriter Album Of All Time Before […]

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The Daily Muse – April 16th, 2020

If you’re a session singer, you’ll likely encounter sheet music at some point in your career. If you’re a songwriter, you might someday write sheet music. Reading Bars – A Beginners Guide To Reading Sheet Music It’s a stereotypical notion that major keys sound happy and minor keys sound sad. In reality, it takes a […]

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The Daily Muse – April 15th, 2020

Have you ever tried just reading your lyric out loud, without thinking about the melody you’ve written to go along with it? Reading a lyric can give you a lot of musical ideas, and can also serve as a good tool for diagnosing songwriting problems. Reading a Lyric as Part of Your Songwriting Process From […]

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The Daily Muse – April 14th, 2020

The second season of Songland is here, and as songwriters compete to get their songs in front of the most popular recording artists of today, other hopefuls at home may be wondering how they can get a chance to compete on the NBC reality series. Here’s What It Takes to End up on NBC’s ‘Songland’ […]

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The Daily Muse – April 13th, 2020

There are times when creating and performing music feels hard, even for musicians who live for their craft. Why Meaningful Motivation in Music is Earned We all have the same 24 hours in a day. What we do with that time makes the difference between getting our words onto the page, and not. Writing Tips: […]

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The Daily Muse – April 12th, 2020

As writers, we are artists. We create through inspiration—a spark brought to fruition through discipline, hard work, and practice. And we draw inspiration from everywhere around us. 5 Writing Lessons I Learned From The Voice You may be familiar with the term relative major — that’s the major key that uses the same key signature […]

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The Daily Muse – April 11th, 2020

Lately, as a songwriter, I’ve been told not to write any ballads to pitch anywhere because everyone wants uptempo songs. But like all things, music works in cycles so eventually, we’ll see a return of the ballad. If you’re writing a ballad, what are the chances it could be a hit? Let’s look at some […]

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The Daily Muse – April 10th, 2020

Over 60 composers from around the world have contributed to a new digital song trilogy that will be performed and live streamed on YouTube. Over 60 Songwriters Worldwide Collaborate on New Song Cycle On Hope Some of the best songs ever written have a noticeable core of simplicity about them. Songs where the melody is […]

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