how to write a pop song

How To Write a Pop Song

Despite what you’ve heard, Pop music isn’t just songs from boy bands and teen idols. Pop music, or popular music, […]

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Intro to Jazz Bass Technique

There’s a famous story about the great jazz trumpeter Clifford Brown waking up and, while still in bed, going over […]

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Ways to Improve Piano Sight Reading

I have listed some guidelines below that I use to maintain and improve the piano sight reading skills of my […]

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Why Drummers Use Stick Control

One of the most enduring and venerated method books for drummers is Stick Control for the Snare Drummer by George […]

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Becoming a Music Teacher: A How To Guide

The first time I entertained the idea of becoming a music teacher, I was in 5th grade. We were asked […]

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Hey Joe Chords: Putting CAGED Into Practice

Practicing the CAGED Chords In my last article, we learned about the CAGED chords. Learning the chords is the first […]

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Jazz Exercises for the Saxophone: Thinking in 12 Keys

A Couple of Hypothetical Situations   You’re at a family gathering, maybe a family reunion or a grandparent’s 80th birthday […]

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How Music Theory Can Improve Your Songwriting

For some musicians, music theory is one of those phrases that inspires anxiety, dread, and even panic, and it’s no […]

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Suzuki Practice: A Daily Event

In Suzuki, students often begin lessons at a young age – say 3 or 5. So the immediate caregiver (usually one […]

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Open-String Guitar Chords: Introducing the CAGED Chords

Open-String Guitar Chords That Every Player Must Know Introducing the CAGED Chords The nature of learning guitar is slower than […]

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