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Great Courses: How To Listen To and Understand Great Music – Review

Presented by Professor Robert Greenberg The Great Courses DVD,CD, video or audio download $349.95-$699.95 USA $399.95-$809.95 Australia For other countries, visit thegreatcourses.com/greatcourses I began my interest in music as a listener, and I still spend a good deal more time listening to music than playing or writing…

Songwriting – Branding Yourself as a Musician

In our May issue, Katie Schmidt wrote a great article: Promoting and Releasing Your Songs. Here, we take that information a little deeper and give you some really specific ideas on how to brand yourself (musician or band) in order to produce results. The main…

Songwriters – Working With Other Musicians

Since Neil has so wonderfully helped us all understand the power and influence of arrangements, I am certain that when you write a song you envisage a lot more than just you at the piano and microphone. Working with other musicians can really allow your…

Songwriters – Promoting & Releasing Your Songs

  So, you’ve just spent hundreds of “man hours” writing, recording, mixing, mastering, and stressing! Now what? Now, my friends, the real work begins. There is a certain order to releasing a song, and having released 4 CDs myself, there are lots of things I’ve…

Songwriting – Recording

As songwriters (just as parents of teenagers), we are at once blessed and cursed to live in the current era of technological accessibility. The sheer amount of options available now for recording songs and sending them out into the world can be both exciting and…