While going through my song archives some time ago I noticed that I have a lot of songs written in the very early days of my musical journey that would never see the light of day. However, I still remember how these songs go in my head as if I’d written them yesterday. I thought…

According to renowned Zen Buddhist and interpreter of Chinese and Indian philosophies to the West, Alan Watts (1915-1973), the correlation between life and music is a closely knit and intertwining one. Through his lectures and his vast audio archive, he was known for his ability to unravel the complexities of life for the layperson through…

Eventually everything hits the bottom, and all you have to do is wait until someone comes along, and turns it back again. ⌛️

To increase your ability to generate songwriting ideas, it’s necessary to increase your life experience, and that means getting out of your comfort zone and embracing what life has to offer you. Imagine having the confidence to fully experience your life with the knowledge that there’s a great song to be written as a result…

Right now I’m sitting in front of my computer typing out this blog post and on the other screen is an open project on Logic Pro X and I’m really, really torn between completing this post and just doing some more recording. However, there was a time not that long ago, that I couldn’t have…

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When accepting his BMI Icon award in 2010, songwriter David Foster gave a speech which was more like a ten commandments for all songwriters to live by. Here are those ten songwriting tips in a nutshell: Save your moneyDon’t get marriedLearn an instrumentDon’t be too precious about your songsBe genuinely happy for someone else’s successPhone people backGive your career everything…

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My first piece of advice that I would give to any beginning songwriter is… “Never throw anything away, EVER!” Just think, that piece of paper that you’ve thrown in the bin with some half finished lyrics penned the night before might have contained the ideas for THE song that defines you as a performer, artist…

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According to this video from the popular science YouTube channel Vsauce the answer is “not very likely” which is a good thing I suppose otherwise I would be out of a job. It seems that if you quantified all of the possible notes and rhythm combinations you get this amazingly huge but finite number however,…