In this week’s Student Spotlight, we chat with the artist behind Tenuous Threads about his new EP and his main source of lyrical inspiration.
Are you lyrical ideas drying up? Do your references sound stale? Here are some quick tips for reinvigorating your lyrical creativity.
Today we try to break down the puzzling mathematics of Noname’s unquantized, Dilla-esque beat in “Sunny Duet” (Nerds unite!)
Scared of the staff? Nod off at the sight of notation? Have no fear, here are some tips for composing music even if you can’t read it (yet)!
In this short analysis, we break down the source of D’Angelo’s funky sound, his impeccable use of dominant sevenths in spread voicings.
Let’s revisit one of Radiohead’s most propulsive and intricately layered songs, to deconstruct all the elements at play and how they function.
Whether you’re writing your own song or pitching a singer, learning to write in multiple voices is key. Here are some tips to get you started.
It’s not hard to break out of predictable chord patterns with a new mindset on harmony, and a bit of easy help from secondary dominants, too.
There’s really nothing complicated about this post. Songwriters, you looking for some quick inspiration? How about some lyric and melody ideas? We can help.
Your dreams offer an evolving well of emotional and narrative depth that can only enhance your creative writing process, here are some tips to help!