This article looks at some of the psychological explanations around why songs are considered catchy and how they get stuck in our heads.
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An in-depth exploration of one of the most storied chords in opera, what makes it so influential, and how to use it yourself in your compositions.
Here’s seven of our strongest tips for songwriters who want to make writing music their full-time job, day in and day out.
Get into the writing room with confidence and excitement next time you’re working with a total stranger on a co-writing song project with these 7 tips.
These historic patterns made up the basis for medieval lyrical songform. How do these strange numeric codes work to convey harmonic information?
For electronic home producers, writing lyrics doesn’t always come easy. Here are a few tried-and-true strategies culled from our newest online course.
You may know the theremin as the sci-fi sound of aliens and robots, but it’s been used by composers all over the world in concert music too. Let’s explore!
As an example of a song that could be called both a “production” and a “song”, we look at St. Vincent’s “Los Ageless” to break down those differences.
In this edition of “Talking Points,” influencial composer Igor Stravinsky shares his thoughts on composition, creativity, craftsmanship, and other topics.