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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 while, and all I can do is assume that I’m at an age now (the grand old age of 35 and three quarters, if you must know) where things that are not exercised regularly will start to wither away. Anyway, this brought to my mind a word that I hadn’t uttered for many years: PRACTICE. (read more)

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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, but you don’t feel you could ever have written – the simple truth is that every note of it is right under your nose. Lessons in music composition, song writing, artistic motivation and making better music from David Graham. (read more)

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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 humanly-impossible-to-play programmed intricacy, or anything to do with the style. It’s when there’s no life to the music, and you know that with a bit of a kick of life the track would sound a whole lot better. (read more)