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Become a music composer in 3 steps

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If you want to learn how to compose music, the first thing you need to do is making clear to yourself that you are just a beginner. Check also this post about a job of a composer. Please do not bother yourself with a burden that’s too heavy. It is not the job of a composer to create a masterpiece, but to piece a master together. A fantastic help in the process of learning to compose music is following a 3-phase system of learning: 1. Music Grammar: First you must get a solid grasp of the basics. 2. Music Logic: You need to master how to...

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Becoming a music composer 101. What Do Composers Do?

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Composer usually write authentic musical compositions which may be performed, e.g. in concerts, by the composers themselves or by other performing artists. The composers’ musical compositions can be used to serve various purposes. The can, for example, be performed in concert halls by musicians for live audiences, or used in studio productions. There are also composers who create authentic compositions to be used in films, live television shows, or for animation productions. Very often, when writing musical compositions, composers are...

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Ultimate Personal Soundtrack For Daddy Mourning

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Ultimate Personal Soundtrack For Daddy Mourning

1. I’ll Fly Away – Jars of Clay with Sarah Kelly: When I was in preschool, my dad sang with the gospel group at church. This is one of the songs they sang. 2. Sweet Child o’ Mine – Sheryl Crow – I made a slideshow of family photos to tell Dad I was pregnant with Bob. This played in the background. The video ended with “I told you it was going to be a good year.” Yes, yes, I’d like to throw up at that irony too. 3. Mona Lisas and Mad Hatters – Indigo Girls (Link goes to a version by Heart): Back in the day, there was a...

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Overpaid profession, overrated musician-My 5 series

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I recently joined a community of people who prepare for the GED exam  ( I write questions for their online-classes). Somebody suggested this funny game to answer these 5 questions. What’s a profession you believe to be overpaid? Who’s a musician you believe to be overrated? What in your life could stand to be overhauled? What’s something interesting you recently overheard? Who is the most overextended person you know? Generally, anybody who works less than me but gets paid more. I work solidly for 10 hours a day, don’t really take any breaks...

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So what do you think is music? Is it this?

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Well, technically it is, so you’re right.  However, what I want to focus on is not the notes on the page but the tunnel it creates. That seemingly infinite number of possibilities of what music can be.  The reason I’d like to keep this open “definition” of music is the minute you define what music is – is exactly when you define also what it is not. Since art is about expression, I firmly believe that art in all it’s forms should be inclusive.  If you set limits, you may have the benefit of weeding out some weaker forms, but also you exclude...

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Alternate Career Barrier: Where are the Bridges?

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What is the primary barrier to entry to alternate careers for musicians? Usually used in business parlance, a barrier to entry is an obstacle in the path of a firm wanting to enter a given market. Actually, barriers to entry are all around us. They exist in music to ensure that only qualified individuals obtain licenses to practice, when they are obviously forces for good. You see them used in the dirty world of real politics, where they may be forces for nastiness; witness the barriers to entry to the U.S that the Mexicans are experiencing...

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T in the Park 2016

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T in the Park 2016

T in the Park 2016 What a day yesterday was. Of course, I was at T In The Park 2016. After the craziest mix up regarding tickets I could even imagine, I finally made it. A few months ago I bought two Saturday and two Sunday tickets for the best music festival in the world. The reasoning behind this was that I wasn’t sure if we’d be able to go for the full weekend due to money and work stuff, so I figured I’d just buy two lots of day tickets for myself and the boyfriend and if we had to, we could sell the Sunday tickets to some friends. Did it...

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Please Don’t Stop The Music

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Please Don’t Stop The Music

Being the anti-social, home always, hard to make have fun type of person that I am, I decided to get out this weekend. On Saturday, it was the Honda Battle of The Bands and like a lot of people from my school and State, I decided that I too would go. For more reasons than just to see the band. Any way, it was pretty ace if you ask me. Being a band geek, I’ve only been apart of a show, so it was nice to “see” a band than playing in one. It’s a lot different, and of course less tiring and painful (except than for composing music). Even though I...

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Mamatulip’s Top 100 Albums of All Time — 39-30

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I’ve gotten a lot of really great guesses as to which of these albums is the one I listened to while in labor with Julia, but so far no one’s nailed it. So keep your guesses coming – you can make your guess at any time during the countdown (personally, I suggest waiting until I’ve posted the entire list) but it must be in by midnight, EST, on the day I reveal my last block of albums– and you only get one guess, so make it count. The winner(s) will receive a cool ass mix CD compiled of songs from albums on this list, and don’t...

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The Value of The High School Yearbook

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I had a great conversation with my nephew about the value of the high school yearbook. He actually has many different ideas about all high school things. I noticed in high school that, for many students, yearbooks  are either something to get every single year, or not at all. Some students buy a yearbook no matter what, but others completely refuse every year. Students always are told, “you’ll want a yearbook to look back on!”, but being young it’s hard to actually decide if that’s true or worthwhile. Why buy a yearbook? Having a yearbook is...

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