A new composition technique for you. Addition & Subtraction are commonly found in minimalism but has uses in contemporary cinematic music or even pop and rock.
Do you feel like a fraud?
Does anyone actually know what they’re doing? Like, ever?
Imposter Syndrome is a real problem for musicians and other creatives. The good news is that, in my opinion, no one really knows what they’re doing most of the time.
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.
Looking back at the highlights and big issues of 2018:
Looking forward to 2019:
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
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:
- Three Step Manoeuvre
- Resolution 88
- Big Bad Wolf
- Run Logan Run
- The Brass Funkeys (shown but not mentioned)
Lastly, links to the Cambridge Jazz Festival:
Yeah, that’s right, we’re doing this.