The Daily Muse – April 22nd, 2020

I’ll start with a caveat: Be cautious regarding advice on how to cope during a global pandemic. Unless the individual lived through the 1918 Spanish flu, he or she has as much experience with the current situation as you or I.

Go Easy on Yourself (and Your Muse)


An inverted chord is one where the letter name of the chord (C, let’s say) is not the lowest sounding note. Normally, if you play the C chord in your band rehearsal, that means that the lowest sounding note, the one played by the bass or left hand of the keyboard, will be C.

Using Inverted Chords to Create Musical Contrast: “Wouldn’t It Be Nice”


Similes are great songwriting devices in lyrics. But, they have dangers that are amplified when you use them as a hook. Let’s take a look at a song with a simile for the hook and see what makes it work.

Similes As Song Ideas


Procrastination is a fascinating topic—and just as fascinating is the science behind it. Research suggests that there are seven attributes a task can have that make us more likely to put it off.

The 7 Triggers of Procrastination


If you’ve ever been in a high school English class, you’ve studied song shapes. You know, the introduction of characters, their struggles, the climax, the resolution and the happy ending.

Song Shapes Exercise For Story Streaming Songs

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