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Max Martin and his Melodic Math Formula

Max Martin and his Melodic Math Formula

Max Martin is a music producer responsible for some of the biggest hits out there. His melodic math formula for writing music consists of a few key features: write the melody first, keep it simple, fit the syllables to the notes, then the lyrics are implemented into the equation. If you haven't heard of Max Martin ...

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Will We Ever Run Out of New Music and Melodies?

Will We Ever Run Out of New Music and Melodies?

It's quite natural to wonder whether we will eventually run out of new music, particularly because giant music platforms, such as Spotify, already feature more than 70 million songs in their catalog. While some say 'never', others want to prove otherwise. At some point in our history, will all the possible ...

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What is a Middle 8?

What is a Middle 8?

A middle 8 is a section of a song that differs in melody and lyrics and helps the song develop naturally by providing contrast to what was previously playing in the song, usually set after the second chorus. In this article, we're going to explain this commonly misunderstood song section in more detail. The middle ...

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How to Become a Professional Songwriter

How to Become a Professional Songwriter

To become a successful songwriter, the first trait you will need is patience. It can be a long process for some and that's why you need nerves of steel. If everything goes according to plan, songwriting may be a surprisingly lucrative and enjoyable occupation. First of all, let's get clear about a crucial point: ...

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How to Write a Song on Guitar (8 Tips)

How to Write a Song on Guitar (8 Tips)

There isn't one correct way of how to write a song, as it is a very creative process. However, here are 8 pointers that should greatly help you guide your creative process when writing a song on guitar. In a few words, the road from an absolute beginner to someone who wants to puts his inspiration in a form of ...

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