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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. 

Wedding Ceremony Music

What Kind Of Wedding Ceremony Music Are You Going To Have?

Don’t you just love wedding music? That is of course because of the fact that a wedding is taking place, and so any music involved is great. While that is true, you certainly want to pick good wedding music, and then of course you have the traditional wedding song where the bride enters. That is always a favorite of course. Other than that one song, there are also other traditional wedding songs as well.

Then you have the wedding songs that you choose yourself. Who is in charge of the music? You need to pick a song for the first dance and the father daughter dance. Of course, there are different families and wedding situations, so it can vary as to what songs you pick and for what reasons. You have to decide what type of music you want for the reception and what you think others will enjoy, too.

Of course the wedding ceremony music is different from the music of the reception. You have to plan out how you want the wedding ceremony music played as well. And again, you can have more than just the one traditional guitar song played during the wedding because it is all in how you want to do things. So what is it going to be?

If you ask me, I would certainly like the wedding ceremony music to be traditional only. Then the reception should be all kinds of fun. Instead of hiring a wedding singer or just having a DJ, I would have live music. Well, a DJ would be cool, too. Then you could also have karaoke if you want. That would be really cool, but it is a good idea to make sure that you have a good setup. Hey, the point is it is going to be a beautiful ceremony and a great reception.

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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.!