Tag: DIY

Make Better Music 56: Celebrating the Old

I wonder how it feels to be making music after fifty or even sixty active years. Some people have gone on even longer - Elliot Carter is about to turn 103 and is still an active composer - what can...

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Make Better Music 55: Back to Basics

Imbue your music with your passion. If you don’t have a passion for making music, then leave it to those who do. Fill your music to the brim with all the emotion, drive, energy, love, enthusiasm...

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The Paper Doll Militia: Aerial Theatre

No Strings Attached: Nomadic performers bring aerial theatre to new heights. Aerial theatre which blends mystery, childlike wonder, technical mastery and whimsical beauty The Paper Doll Militia work...

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Make Better Music 54: Exile On Mickey Street

Another interesting realisation, specific to time spent in a Disneyland Resort, is that it is hard to feel anything but happy when the air is constantly filled with ragtime, pumped out into the...

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Make Better Music 53: The Software Trap

dropcap style=”font-size:100px; color:#992211;”A/dropcapfter a slightly wild couple of days defending myself from various opinions on last weeks article, I’ve decided to go over what I...

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Make Better Music 52: Practice vs. The Software Trap

It occurred to me the other day, after I’d picked up my guitar for the first time in a while, and for the first time in my life my skills had noticeably diminished. I’ve not played much for a...

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Architects of Rage: Godflesh on Streetcleaner [Interview]

Extreme music godfathers Godflesh reunite after 15 years to play the Streetcleaner album for the eager HMV Forum crowd in Kentish Town....

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Make Better Music 51: Twenty Better Music Tips

Your music is what it isn't. What it lacks will define it. Don't forget why you are writing it, don't get side-tracked by writing or recording it - you are making an experience for the listener....

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Make Better Music 50: What Would Jesus Do?

Make Better Music 50: What Would Jesus Do?. One of the beautiful things about music is that sounds don't lie - they are what they are. This means that when you hear a piece of music that you adore,...

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Make Better Music 49: Accepting the New

Make Better Music 49: Accepting the New. Lessons in music composition, song writing, artistic motivation and making better music from David Graham. ...

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Make Better Music 48: Putting Out – Production

Make Better Music 48: Putting Out - Production. Getting people together to work on something as a group is forever getting harder, whilst making music via the computer (where so many of us spend so...

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Make Better Music 47: Messiaen and the Blues

Make Better Music 47: Messiaen and the Blues. Lessons in music composition, song writing, artistic motivation and making better music from David Graham. ...

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Make Better Music 46: Satie, Reich, Schoenberg and the Limits

Make Better Music 46: Satie, Reich, Schoenberg and the Limits. Lessons in music composition, song writing, artistic motivation and making better music from David Graham. ...

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Make Better Music 45: Oh, The Possibilities!

Make Better Music 45: Oh, The Possibilities! Lessons in music composition, song writing, artistic motivation and making better music from David Graham. ...

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Make Better Music 44: Polyrhythms….the hallmark of complexity!

Make Better Music 44: Polyrhythms….the hallmark of complexity! Lessons in music composition, song writing, artistic motivation and making better music from David Graham. ...

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Make Better Music 43: Has everything been done?

Make Better Music 43: Has everything been done? Lessons in music composition, song writing, artistic motivation and making better music from David Graham. ...

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Make Better Music 42: Being the Next Big Thing

Make Better Music 42: Being the Next Big Thing. Lessons in music composition, song writing, artistic motivation and making better music from David Graham. ...

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Make Better Music 41: Tempo, Rhythm & Time

Make Better Music 41: Tempo, Rhythm & Time. Lessons in music composition, song writing, artistic motivation and making better music from David Graham. ...

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Make Better Music 40: Music as an Evocation

Make Better Music 40: Music as an Evocation. Lessons in music composition, song writing, artistic motivation and making better music from David Graham. ...

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Kid Congo and The Pink Monkey Birds – 100 Club

Underground legend Kid Congo Powers headed a night of Nugget’s era golden rock and roll....

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Make Better Music 39: Everything is music.

Make Better Music 39: Everything is music. Lessons in music composition, song writing, artistic motivation and making better music from David Graham. ...

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Make Better Music 38: Work on your weaknesses

Make Better Music 38: Work on your weaknesses. Lessons in music composition, song writing, artistic motivation and making better music from David Graham. ...

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Make Better Music 37: Truthful Creating, Truthful Listening

Make Better Music 37: Truthful Creating, Truthful Listening. Lessons in music composition, song writing, artistic motivation and making better music from David Graham....

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Make Better Music 36: Exploit All Parameters

Make Better Music 36: Exploit All Parameters. Lessons in music composition, song writing, artistic motivation and making better music from David Graham....

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Make Better Music 35: Your Music as a Burger

Make Better Music 35: Your Music as a Burger. Lessons in music composition, song writing, artistic motivation and making better music from David Graham. ...

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Make Better Music 34: Quantisation Death Ray

Make Better Music 34: Quantisation Death Ray. One of the problems I have with electronic music is that missing “human element”. It’s not that there’s anything wrong with robotic music, or...

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Make Better Music 33: Re-labelling and Pattern Shifting.

Make Better Music 33: Re-labelling and Pattern Shifting. Lessons in music composition, song writing, artistic motivation and making better music from David Graham....

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Make Better Music 32: Losing your internal music player?

Make Better Music 32: Losing your internal music player? Lessons in music composition, song writing, artistic motivation and making better music from David Graham. ...

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Make Better Music 31: Rules and Regulations

Make Better Music 31: Rules and Regulations. Lessons in music composition, song writing, artistic motivation and making better music from David Graham. ...

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Make better Music 30: Simplicity

Make better Music 30: Simplicity. Lessons in music composition, song writing, artistic motivation and making better music from David Graham. ...

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