At first, modern classical music shocked Kangyi Zhang. Through listening and ear training he grew to love it, creating his own contemporary classics.
Have you wanted to write songs but not known where to start? Or perhaps you’re already a song writer and looking for ways to train your ears and develop your musicality to bring new expertise and inspiration to your song writing process? From melodies, to chords, to rhythm, to lyrics, dedicated musicality training can help you to become a more expert song writer.
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Sabrina Peña Young sits down with Musical U to discuss her workbook Composer Bootcamp 101, a new resource for composers of all levels and backgrounds.
Composing video game music has its own unique challenges but with these four tips you can easily become an excellent VGM composer.
Need a little inspiration from the pros? Let the words of these successful songwriters guide you through the process of creating your own music.
Does Valentine’s Day have you crying on your pillow? Here is one title for 11 great break-up songs from tragic to comic and from confused to celebratory.
It’s easy to feel stuck or intimidated when writing a new song. Try using this fun song-writing game to loosen up your creativity!
We all have our “go-to jams” – even today’s biggest stars! Influence and inspiration comes from all kinds of places. These artists explain their favourites.
Hooktheory Book II is a superb modern way to learn advanced music theory for recognising chord progressions and writing songs. Learn more in this review.
Music theory can let you instinctively understand the music you hear, and finally there’s a fun and easy way to learn it: Hooktheory Book I.
All song writers experience writer’s block at some stage. Learn about the powerful technique of using “reference tracks” to break through your blocks.
In the age of the internet, it’s becoming increasingly common for musicians to be discovered thanks to YouTube videos. How do they do it? Relentless effort.