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.
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
Examining a spooky composition technique used in Super Mario World, how it relates to metal riffs and how to make your audience deeply, deeply unsettled.
Quick tip for songwriters and composers, especially ones wanting to create memorable, popular music. The idea is that trying to re-create your song using memory alone will highlight the elements that are most memorable and allow you to reconsider the use of any parts you didn’t remember.
If you repeat a “bad” musical idea enough, it begins to sound right. This can be a fun and unique music-making tool – you just have to believe it’ll sound OK!
Now, I’m not saying you should rip-off other’s music in this way, only that you could. I’m just going to assume you need this video because you innocently and accidentally copied someone else’s work – this is the internet, no judgements here.