Category Archives: Melbourne Live Music

Latest News Music Production, How to write a song, Creative Guitar School

Latest News Music Production, How to write a song, Creative Guitar School.

It has been a very busy year for Songful Acoustic Duo and it´s members. 

The Creative Guitar School is currently scheduling interviews, for student candidates for the year 2019. For the audition, students need to prepare a song of their choice. Furthermore, they will be quizzed on aural and reading skills.

Please contact the School and organise your interview now. 

Thomas is  developing new online courses in guitar for songwriters and also advance composition.  This is a video demonstrating one of the topics explained in his advanced improvisation course.

At the Creative Guitar School here in Melbourne,  all students actively engage once every 10 weeks in the School Concert.  Please view the  video of our last performance.  The live experience is extremely rewarding for all performers and especially for the audience, which always thoroughly enjoys the show. 


Music Production

Thomas is a dedicated music producer working closely with composers and artists, to develop unique recorded products, that reflect the songwriter’s exclusive personality. 

Artists seek his services becase of his vast knowledge of songwriting craftsmanship, arranging and music production. Songwriters learn to recreate their songs through the art of recording. 

Check out his blogs on how to write a song. In this 3 part series he covers from how to be inspired, how to develop an idea, musical references you need to master, translating emotions into melody and harmony, arranging techniques to get the best emotional response from all performers, music plane listening and how to choose the most adequate recording procedure to deliver the desired listening experience to your audience.

Call him and send your song to his recording studio. Thomas will give you a free music production assessment  if you comply with the conditions stated in his offer. 

Best Live Wedding Music Band

How to Find the Best Live Wedding Music Band in Melbourne

When it comes to wedding music you have a few choices. Live wedding music has become a popular choice because it adds something unique to this special day. The problem most couples have is that they don’t know how to find the right band for their wedding.

Best Live Wedding Music Band

The best bands to look for are those that play music specifically for weddings. This means they have a large selection of popular songs to play. They are also able to take requests, so you can have the music you like at your wedding.

When selecting a band you need to make sure they can play the music you like. If you like slower songs than a rock band may not be a great choice. However, if you hop to rock out at your wedding the rockers would be perfect.

The band should have a wide selection of songs to choose from. You want to have the basic songs set before the big day and you need to make sure the band knows them. You don’t want to discover the band doesn’t know the words to the first dance song, on the day of the wedding.

Get recommendations from others that have had weddings that had the type of live wedding music you liked. After you have the names of a few bands you can contact them for a demo or hear them perform. You need to hear the band before you hire them.

When you find a band you like, book them as soon as possible. In Melbourne, live music performers can get booked quickly especially if you’re getting married during the busy part of the wedding season.

Live wedding music can give you the opportunity to create a unique wedding experience. Finding the right band can ensure the live music is a success.

Flamenco Latin Guitar. The Party Mix

A selection of groovy Flamenco latin  Guitar music by our Guitarist Thomas Lorenzo.

Unique live Music, Something Different

Melbourne Unique live Music , Weddings

Something different

Songful believes music should be a sincere expression of our true inner feelings. Generally in our daily lives, we must reach compromises with those we love and also with those we meet along the way,  so we may all share our existence with balance and love.

unique live music

Live acoustic music is  about expressing what you wish to share with others. Music at weddings, and at all other stages of our lives, should express what helps bring us together. I believe live music has the power to unite us in peace. Unique live music at a wedding should also portray this feeling of communion.

Songful wishes to say thank you for all the beautiful moments we have shared in Melbourne weddings during the last 3 years.

We wish to continue delivering emotions that unif , that make us happy. We are continuously working hard at establishing new repertoires to help us achieve our goals of unique live music .

During the next few months I will be holding a series of Concerts in Melbourne. I would like to invite all future couples to experience my unique  live music. If you would like to come please send me an email. I will then forward you complimentary tickets to one of our performances. These are the dates of our next performances.


These  Melbourne music  concerts are staged at the Armadale Uniting Church. This unique live music event showcases my own compositions and also takes the audience through a contemporary musical journey through Spain.

My ancestry is Spanish,  even though I was born in Australia. I have lived in Barcelona for over 38 years . My music does have the Mediterranean Flamenco sound. The emotions, I express through my guitar, are a simple reflection of existence as a musician in Barcelona during this period of time.


Please join us .

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Melbourne Guitar Concerts Thomas Lorenzo 2016

Songful would like to recommend the following Melbourne Guitar concerts  Thomas Lorenzo, Guitarist and composer. They will take place during 2016 in Melbourne.Melbourne Guitar Concerts Thomas Lorenzo Tamara Murphy

Melbourne Guitar Concerts Thomas Lorenzo . Songful

Thomas Lorenzo , Melbourne Guitar Concerts Thomas Lorenzo, 2016

“Vibrant and beautiful music” Walfredo Reyes ( Santana)
Special Guest Tamara Murphy on Double Bass

Top 30 in the USA 2009 World Music charts. Grammy Award nominees as Alphonso Johnson and Bruce Sugar perform his music.

“The soothing sounds of Barcelona through this unique artist are on display–likely to sweep you across the ocean in no particular hurry to come back home.” Cash box magazine.


Book Full Melbourne Guitar Concerts  Thomas Lorenzo  2016

Who should attend:
Music lovers that wish to experience creative joy and beauty in an intimate concert setting.

Armadale Uniting Church
86A Kooyong Road, Armadale VIC 3143
(03) 9509 8958

How to get there:
Please visit Public Transport Victoria as your guide to public transport timetables, fares and accessible transport.

Artist Insights

Flamenco is a replenishing state of somber  expression. Jazz adds harmonic creativity and groove. When we put them together we have a vigorous  creative flow of human expression. The audience will engage and allow us to deliver  waves of emotions that simply just feel good. Please join us at these Melbourne shows during 2016.

The concert setting I have chosen is a church . The acoustics of the venue give the final expressive touch to the overall show .

Melbourne Guitar concerts: Jazz and flamenco

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Libros de musica: El arreglo un puzzle de expresion musical

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How To Find Melbourne Acoustic Music Lessons

How To Find Melbourne Acoustic Music Lessons

These days, many people are saying goodbye to hip-hop, rock and other contemporary music and looking for something that has a bit more soul. As a result, there is an increasing popularity when it comes to acoustic music. If you are looking to play this type of music and you are not sure where to go for lessons, here are a few pointers.

Melbourne Acoustic Music

Online Specialty Search Sites

There are sites out there that were created to help people in Melbourne find the music lessons they need. All you have to do on one of these sites is designate a few preferences and watch the system work on your behalf. Examples of inclusion criteria used to narrow down your options would be music type, location and gender of the instructor.

Head To Amateur Nights

This is a great resource for people seeking Melbourne acoustic music lessons. Talking to some of the performers can give you a great deal of insight. For example, if they went to a particular school and had a difficult experience with an instructor, this will give you a good idea of who needs to be crossed off your list of consideration.

Advertise On Bulletin Boards

You should try creating some type of advertisement and having it placed on local bulletin boards. Even if someone seeing it is not an instructor themselves, they may give you a call and lead you in the direction of someone that can help. Keep in mind that you sometimes have to pay a small fee in order to be considered for bulletin boards, but that will depend on the owner of the property where you want to post it.

Online Forums

There are countless forums out there devoted to melbourne acoustic music. Head to one of the forums that are popular with people from Melbourne and you will be on the right track. In some cases, there are sections of the site where people can advertise their services, so be on the lookout for something like this. Otherwise, browse around to see what you can come up with.

If you are looking for music lessons, they are not always easy to find. With that said, the advice here will certainly give you a push in the right direction. It may take a while before you are able to find someone who is a great fit, but be patient and keep looking.


Melbourne Guitar concerts: Jazz and flamenco

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Libros de musica: El arreglo un puzzle de expresion musical

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wedding entrance music

When choosing your wedding songs, you should keep select them in a way they can relate to your love story or life. You should sit down with your spouse and think about the aspects of your relationships that makes it different and unique from the others. Do not choose music to please everyone, choose the music that you and your spouse can relate and you enjoy listening to them. Here are some tips that will help you select the appropriate music for your wedding entrance.
You and your spouse should settle on the kind of wedding ceremony you both want. If you settle for a traditional wedding, you should go for classic songs like “Canon in D.” These instrumental classics have been played for a very long time during wedding ceremonies. It is a current trend for most people to select contemporary music for their occasion. This is the kind of music that will help you set the mood for your wedding.

Everyone will have their ideas and music preferences for wedding entrance music. You should sit down together and come up with a list of music that matter to you. This is the list that will help you choose the kind of music that will be play at your wedding. At some point, you will have to compromise and come to an agreement where both the music you like is included. You will have to come up with a plan that will have all the songs you like and don’t like in a way that will not upset anyone of you. Avoid the songs that anyone of you can relate to in a negative way.

Take great note because there are standards of the kind of music you can play at the ceremony and at the reception. You have the freedom to play around with this – unless your traditions or faith is very strict. You should appreciate that parts of your ceremony or reception will need different kind of music.

Here are some standards you should be aware of:
Prelude music – this is the music that will be playing before the ceremony begins. This is very important because your guests have different emotions and music tastes. You should select music that will soothe them and prepare them for your wedding ceremony.
Processional music – these are the songs played when guests are entering the ceremony place.
Bridal entrance music – this is the music that will be playing during the last moments of the bride to be an unmarried woman. This is a moment of special glory and the kind of music selected should be perfect for the occasion.
You should be very careful when you are choosing the music for your first dance. Most faiths and traditions have a pre-determined song that plays at this session. However, you have the freedom to choose the kind of music you will want to play at your first dance with your spouse. You should think through with your spouse and select a song that can relate to both of you. Settle for that song that just feels right when you listen to it.

Joni Mitchell, an inspiring composer|Songful: Artist Insights

Songful. Artist Insights on Help me by Joni Mitchell

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Christina del Mundo  shares her thoughts on this track

“My dad asked me just the other day, “Do you have a favourite song?”. I thought about it for about a second and said, “It would have to be Help Me by Joni Mitchell.”. When he asked why, I said it’s for many reasons. This particular song reminds me of my best friend who was the one who introduced it to me and taught me how to play it on guitar. He passed away a little while ago so this song is very special because of that. Help Me brings back memories of past loves who have come and gone. Also, it reminds me of my musical life back in Manila and also as an acoustic duo here in Melbourne.

I always have mixed emotions whenever I hear or cover this song. I think it creates a happy but melancholic mood, she’s excited but anxious at the same time. Joni Mitchell’s music is definitely for the hopeless romantic and those who know what it’s like to love something that is not good for you at the end of the day. Lastly, it’s for people who can simply appreciate a beautiful melody.!