Building Momentum, Image, the Big Sound & Cohesion | The Holistic Songwriting Podcast 1

Building Momentum, Image, the Big Sound & Cohesion | The Holistic Songwriting Podcast 1

Questions: I've been looking into and planning on attending The Academy of Contemporary Music in Oklahoma City. What's your overall take on music schools? - Sean Gross (0:33) Why do all of the sounds of big name productions sound so big? I understand mixing/panning/effects, but I feel like they're all…continue reading →
[incl. Video] How Taylor Swift Writes Songs (Analysis 1989)

[incl. Video] How Taylor Swift Writes Songs (Analysis 1989)

Wanna find out how Taylor Swift writes her melodies? Tl;dr? Check out the video version of this blog here: https://youtu.be/damt9eQ_2Js Download "the Swift Line" here. TRANSCRIPTION: We’ve all heard of the “formulas of Pop music”, these secret rules songwriters use to hit the charts over and over again. Songwriting giants…continue reading →
4 Benefits of Online Songwriting Collaboration You May Not Have Realized

4 Benefits of Online Songwriting Collaboration You May Not Have Realized

by Lisa OcchinoOnline songwriting collaboration, in some form or another, has become increasingly common over the last few years. There’s certainly something to be said for the magic that happens when two songwriters are in the same room together, and I don’t personally believe that online collaboration is ever going to directly replace that. However, I do think that it functions extremely well as a supplement to face-to-face co-writes, and it creates completely new opportunities for collaboration that would never have existed without the technology we have today.…continue reading →
My Top 5 Chord Progressions (“Chord Rotations”) + Video

My Top 5 Chord Progressions (“Chord Rotations”) + Video

I have a really, really cool trick to share with you today, and I thought I’d explain it by telling you about my Top 5 (or is it a Top 10? SPOILERS) Chord Progressions I use on a daily basis.I’m super excited to share this one with you. Creating an interesting chord progression out of nothing is always a fun experience.…continue reading →