Retrograde

A new compisition technique for your toolbelt – used in minimalism and more abstract styles, Retrograde can be a fun way to manipulate a phrase or leitmotif.

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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

Circle Of Fifths Part 1: Creation

In this lesson I examine how the Circle Of Fifths is created, and offer some ways to commit it to memory.

Below is a printable image of the Co5s, I strongly encourage you to print it out and put it somewhere you spend ages looking – above your bed, next to a bathroom mirror, etc.

Co5

In the next lesson, I’ll be examining some cool song-writing tips using the Co5s. You can find that lesson here.