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News : Man Immortalizes Dead Fiancée in Virtual World

Death is tough for the living, and those who mourn do all sorts of odd things to cope with it. Some keep mementos, some build towering statues, others create memorial paintings or write sad songs, all of which are healthy in moderation. Honoring the dead has been around for so ...more

How to Write a song : Melodic phrases & lyric phrases

In this tutorial, we learn how to write a song using melodic phrases and lyric phrases. Instead of talking in syllables, you want to use a musical phrase. Practice humming your song without using words, so you know the road map of where the music should go. Make sure your word ...more

How to Write a song : Contrasting the verse & the chorus

Writing a song? Want your chorus to have a strong impact? Jimmy Kachulis of Berkleemusic gives songwriting tips on how to make the chorus stand out from the verses even when you use the same chord progressions. You can take the basic chord progression of your verses and vary ...more

How To : Write a song with structure

It's OK to break the rules of songwriting, but know the structure of a song first so that you can break the rules intelligently. Learn how to write a song in this free music video. Structure is important in every aspect in life, so why not your song? Athena Reich from ExpertV ...more

How To : Start writing a song on guitar

To play a guitar riff is to do more than simply to memorize a short musical phrase. Guitar riffs are like any other musical exercise; practicing them can be a terrific means of building manual dexterity and improving your overall playing technique. We can say of riffs, then, t ...more

How To : Write a song

Have you ever heard a song on the radio and thought, "I'd really like to write my own song?" Well, you can. Learn how to write a song from a professional artist in this free music video series. Part 1 of 14 - How to Write a song. Write a song - Part 2 of 14. Click through to w ...more

How To : Write a song for film or television

In this video, we learn how to write a song for film or television with Brad Hatfield. When you collaborate with other people, you will be invited into a new network of people. The web of people will keep expanding to help you learn new skills and how to write different songs. ...more

How To : Dance the Achy Breaky Heart line dance

OK, are you looking to jump in your time machine and dance the Achy Breaky Heart line dance. Well, this how to video will prep you for your trip to the past. Get you comfortable shoes, gather up your friends who are eager to dance this country classic, and start heart breaking ...more

How To : Write a folk song

In this video series Cody Kimmel will teach you the basics of writing folk songs. This comprehensive series will show you how to set up the song, from chord structures popular in American folk music, to rhyme schemes borrowed from traditional European ballads and brought to Am ...more

How To : Write a hit song

According to hit recording artist Zosia, writing a song is much like telling a small story. The first verse of a song should draw your listeners into the story. Next you'll want to build into a unique and catchy chorus, which will relate your main message. The second verse rev ...more

How To : Make the beat to the Nicki Minaj song "Your Love"

If you're interested in writing pop songs these days, you pretty much have to know how to create a sick beat on your computer. What better way to practice than replicating the beat of a popular song and learning it's tricks? This video will teach you how to make the beat to th ...more

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