I wrote a song the year before last which was on my Spotify profile for a while also wasn't for some time. This is because my profile was vandalized and I had to set up a new one. Despite this, the song will be back on my new profile in the near future. I have attached the song below if you would like to give it a listen. I wrote this song using sampled strings, bass, and drums. It's a simple melody but the vocals are expertly crafted around it and it has a nice flow and feels to it. It's nice to listen to, with the cello and bass melding perfectly ahead of a persistent drum beat and upbeat vocals. With a fairly high BPM, it's a fast-paced and entertaining journey into the world of my music.
How To Write a Song: Common Song Structure Tips If you're trying to figure out how to write a song, chances are you'll be looking for some easy-to-follow music theory lessons. After all, the whole point of writing songs is to be your own star and make your own mark. It's easy to get lost along the way and find yourself replaying a bad song you wrote years ago instead of performing it in front of a live audience. Don't worry, it's never too late to learn how to write a song. Knowing how to write a song means discovering a basic idea to construct around. Take your favorite instrument of choice, play it, and begin to sketch out a rough first verse and chorus. You'll be surprised how easily a simple song structure will materialize. Chances are, you may already have an idea that you can tweak to fit your style. Some common song structure patterns are the verse-chorus-verse pattern, which we'll explore below. The chorus is probably the easiest song structure to identify and begin using in songwriting projects. A chorus is characterized by a steady, melodic beat that repeats throughout the song. It's the main call to action within the lyrics and music. Knowing how to write a song that uses a chorus is similar to knowing how to write a song that uses a hook. A hook or signature phrase is the words that make the songwriting session flow. A hook is a phrase or idea that repeats throughout the song, bringing together the lyrics, melody, and bass line. Hooks can be used at the start of the verse, the end of the chorus, or anywhere in between. Learning how to write a hook requires listening to many songs that use hooks and identifying what works and what doesn't. A bassline, on the other hand, is characterized by the rhythm found in a song. Sometimes it's the lead guitarist who plays the bass line, but sometimes it's the drums, string instruments, or keyboards that play the bass line. The bassline's rhythm can vary widely - it can be hard to hear the bass line when a song isn't busy with other melody lines or hooks. However, if a bassline keeps repeating, it has a punch that listeners want to listen to. This is a perfect songwriting tip for beginners to create their own basslines. Finally, the last common song structure tip concerns the narrative arc found in most songs. A narrative arc describes a movement from one point to another in a song. This type of song structure tip is similar to how to write a song that uses a chorus. It requires listening to a lot of songs and identifying which stories or lyrics move you the most. Attached is a screenshot of my latest upcoming song, "Girl But Like a Boy", in stores on March 6.
Relaxing With New Music We all love new music, we all enjoy hearing them and we are all familiar with the wonderful songs that have been made and heard. There is a type of music that has gained popularity in recent years and that is known as 'Indie Music'. This simply means that the music is created by artists who are just starting out in their careers and are trying to make their mark in the world of music. In recent years this type of music has grown in popularity and a lot of young people have discovered it and are listening to it on a daily basis. They like the uniqueness of new music and the simple, lo-fi sound that it has. New Music on Radio One is one of the most popular music channels in the UK. On this station, you can find a variety of different new music from bands like Radiohead, The Rolling Stones, Nirvana, Blur, and loads more. This station plays music that has been recorded from all over the world, from the most authentic ethnic sounds to the most contemporary and most commercial music. It is really great to hear new music at your own home from radio stations that you trust. Another place to get the music to help calm you down after a hard day at work is to listen to it on the radio. You can find all types of radio stations that specialize in certain types of music. You can listen to music that is created by a band like Radiohead or something from The Beatles. When you like some music then all you need do is turn on your radio and you will be greeted by an endless list of songs that are guaranteed to calm you down. These are radio stations that you may not have even heard of before, but that can certainly make the perfect background for your favorite songs. Another great way to relax is to listen to new music during your commute. If you live in an area that experiences a lot of traffic during the day, listening to music on your way to work or home will help to keep you focused. Most of us know how much better and happier a person is when they are able to get to their destination on time and with as little stress as possible. When you are stuck in traffic listening to your favorite song or music tape can help you stay focused and avoid having any accidents on the way to work. There are other ways to relax and unwind during the day, such as listening to your favorite radio shows. Many of the larger radio stations offer shows throughout the day and during the weekend that will guarantee to put you in a relaxing mood no matter what. Some of these radio stations may have local talk shows that feature interviews from experts and musicians who come on to talk about their personal lives and what is going on in their lives. Listening to these shows will not only put you in a good mood but will also give you some insight into what is going on in your community and around your town. So while you might be hesitant to start listening to your favorite new music right away, don't forget why you listen to music in the first place. When it comes to easing your stress and making you feel good, relaxing with music is an easy way to do just that. Take a few minutes to try some new things, whether you listen to your favorite type of music or not, and you will find yourself basking in the comfort and enjoyment that music can bring.
I haven't written a whole lot about how I make music. I've discussed the basics, the software I use, but I have yet to get very detailed into the creative process. I wrote a blog post a while back about it, but even that wasn't as detailed as it could have been. My creative process always starts with either writing lyrics or composing music. I either have some compelling lyrics, or I have a strong instrumental I begin with. The next step is mixing the two, which always involves making changes to both. The changes improve the sound, and make it more presentable, Sometimes a song needs a piece of vocals moved around or an instrumental needs to be repeated more or less. I'm always making this sort of change. I often add to my music after I have added the vocals. Sometimes I think another part is fitting and I compose it directly over the music I already have. This seems to be the basis of my creative process. I write and compose, and then I combine the two. Sometimes, however, I have lyrics written and I start from a blank slate with the music. Sometimes it's the other way around, and I have a song written without lyrics, and I end up adding the vocals on top of the song that is already written. Overall, my process of making music varies. Thanks for letting me tell you about it. If you want to read more, check back later and I will have more written on the site along with more media.
I began my career in the music industry as a backup singer and instrumentalist working with other artists. I first began releasing music independently in 2019. The first song I released, titled "Overture" by Jean Jasper, has steadily been rising to fame as a catchy and unique independent cinematic instrumental. With over 170,000 streams on Spotify, it is a quite successful first piece for me. I wrote the song in Linux Multimedia Studio (LMMS) using custom synthesizers and MIDI I composed. It took me some time to make small tweaks and changes until I got everything sounding the way I wanted it, though overall the song wasn't too hard to write. It has five parts plus a simple drum beat, with the first part being low, legato notes. The second part comes in the mid to low range, joined by the third in a high range, and then a midrange part completes the song. The chords meld surprisingly well together, even though the song isn't particularly loud. I always wanted to make instrumentals like this. Ever since I was young I worked hard to learn to write music so I could write instrumentals like this and share them with my following. If you enjoy music like this, let me know in the comments. Thanks for being a listener. Listen to the instrumental on Spotify here: open.spotify.com/track/3pz4Cmy1stfCuq9J3kFd2o?si=8WBZmgfaTYC_BITxSAZ4bQ&nd=1