Month: April 2017

Where To Write Songs

Isn’t it just frustrating when you’re CONSTANTLY interrupted by everyday life. Finding out where to write songs is frustrating at the best of times. The pets needs attention Your house is a bit messy You have jobs you could be getting on with You’re not comfortable enough Hunger strikes That book isn’t going to finish reading itself! Kids could wake up any time Is it really too much to ask to have somewhere to just relax? Somewhere that is yours, for at least a short space of time, where absolutely nothing can distract you? This magical place can make the world of difference to your...

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How To Make The Most Of Your Practice Time

Learn how to dramatically improve on your instrument by pinpointing your main flaws… Then act on them by setting up a suitable practice regime!In my first 8 years, I would only ever practice the techniques on my guitar which I knew I was already good at. Although I ended up being extremely proficient at those techniques, I wasn’t improving. I found myself in a state of boredom after a while. Of course, my songwriting was suffering due to a lack of depth to my playing ability. My band mates couldn’t understand why I could play a Van Halen-style tapping...

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Important Decisions When Releasing Music

When you see the iconic songwriters and instrumentalists from around the world, you may see them as being the lucky few; the ones who were in the right place at the right time. This may be the case for a very small percentage of them but if you are like me, you will see them as being the exceptional professionals. The ones who have spent months/years endlessly organising, documenting, researching, practicing and editing. This extreme focus is a necessity for us as musicians. If we want to reach the level of our idols and the other icons of the music industry,...

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