We’re Using The Internet Wrong

Social media is ruining our lives, right? Well maybe, but! A minor adjustment we can make to our social media habits, which can have very real affects on our musical careers.

 

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How To Write A Christmas Song

Want to write your own Christmas Single? This is the post for you!

In this first part we’re looking at the most festive instruments, pick a key and find some chords.

In part 2, we look at lyrics, rhythm and song structure.

And to finish, here is my finished Christmas Single: Button Bashing Christmas

The Unimportance of Genre

Creating a mini-feature on the Cambridge Jazz Festival got me thinking about genres and how we categorise music – does the name of the genre of music you make really matter? Or is it just a short-hand people use to know whether or not they might like listening to something?

Here’s some links to the bands mentioned:

Lastly, links to the Cambridge Jazz Festival:

Interview on BBC Radio Cambridgeshire

I was lucky enough to be invited onto BBC Radio Cambridgeshire to chat about YouTube, the local music scene, smart band management and everything between.

Listen to the show with Richard “Spanners” Ready with this link, (if it’s still available) – I appear 22 minute in, then again at 36 minutes. OR! Check out the video linked below.