A Deep Look at How Blues Has Influenced Jazz
by Oct 7, 2020

Jazz Practice: It’s All The Blues Both Jazz and Blues traditions share a long and complicated musical history, with roots tracing back to, and even before, the European slave trade of African populations in the 17th, 18th, and 19th centuries. Looking at the history of Jazz and Blues, both of... Read More

Songwriting Tips from Popular Artists
by Oct 7, 2015

Today we’ll share with you some of the best songwriting tips. To help you get started and/or become a better songwriter, we’ve prepared some amazing tips for you from truly talented artists: Sia, Taylor Swift, Lady Gaga, Pharrell Williams, and John Mayer. Let’s start! 1. Sia The thirty-nine-year-old Australian singer,... Read More

5 Steps to Interpreting Song Lyrics
by Apr 6, 2015

Many view music as a universal language, as simply placing words and symbols on paper. But in reality, music is an artist’s way to express their feelings and thoughts. Their songs reflect emotions that cannot be articulated any other way. You, however, do not have to be among the masses... Read More

Valuable Insight into Writing Songs for the Theatre and More
by Mar 27, 2015

One of the great things about writing songs for the theatre is that, if the playwright or book writer has done their job properly, a major part of the songwriter’s job has already been done before they even set pen to paper. The songwriter will have a very clear idea... Read More