How To Write A Set List

How to write set list for your next gig: what things do you need to consider? What is the best way to order your music? There’s a lot to consider when writing a set list, unfortunately much of this seems to be missing from other videos on the topic.

Dan Le Sac Interview

Dan Le Sac is a beatmaker who rose to fame working with rapper and spoken word artist Scroobius Pip. Dan currently interviews various creators for his podcast, Falling Forward with Dan Le Sac, between uploading musical creations to the net and composing for games.

In this interview we discuss the changing, (or not so changing), music industry, music distribution, future copyright issues, music creation and much more besides.

As promised, here’s a pile of links:

One Weekend E.P.

One Weekend E.P. is the story of 2 musicians creating a 5-track release over a long weekend. This 30 minute documentary short includes discussions on creativity, collaboration and workflow from Liam Taylor, (Blue Alatar) and Si Pettit, (MangoFlush, Subterranean Popular).

All music used is from the E.P., which is available on most digital platforms. Here’s the Spotify link.

There’s also an outtakes compilation here:

Question & Answer Guitar Soloing

Starting improvise or write guitar solos is really tricky and super awkward, but there’s not a lot of actionable advice about how to get started effectively. This video explains Question & Answer soloing which takes ques from how we form conversations in real life.

Interview with Tantacrul

Interview with musican and YouTuber Martin Keary AKA Tantacrul. We chat about content creation for YouTube, learning from failure, the dark art of Reddit, Martin’s journey as a musician, (so far), and how he ended up on YouTube.

This chat actually got me thinking about the music I write and the videos I upload to YouTube, so if nothing else it was handy for me!

Martin’s YouTube Channel

A couple notes:

  • Yeah, it sounds like I say “Kreary” in the intro. I don’t. It’s not. It’s “Keary”
  • Tantacrul hit 100k subs 2 days before this video went out – hurrah!

Networking For Musicians

Networking can be hard when you perform a million roles, especially when people keep hiring you to not play your instrument. Today I’m sharing a couple tips on dealing with networking situations.