Tanya Donelly discusses her life in music, including her beginnings with Throwing Muses and the Breeders, and her major breakthrough with Belly, a band she's currently enjoying a reunion with.
If you’re suffering from songwriter's block or can’t seem to find the motivation, here are some things you can do to help kickstart your creativity.
What would you say if I told you that all you need to record a classic album is to head to eBay and pay the “buy it now” price of $59.95 to acquire one Panasonic RX-FT500?
Download Shane’s songwriting tips: https://berkonl.in/2AcLfRu If you’re writing too many of your songs just using major triads, your listeners may start to get bored. The way to color and [...]
If you’re writing too many of your songs just using major triads, your listeners may start to get bored. The way to color and contrast harmonies is by transforming major triads into suspended [...]
The most important quality in songwriting is melody. If you want your melody to stand out, you shouldn’t be afraid to try notes other than the most common notes used in any key (the root or the [...]
Alicia Bognanno of Bully was a recent guest on Berklee Online LIVE, offering helpful advice for aspiring songwriters.
Is there anything more relatable for a songwriter than another songwriter writing about songwriting? Phil Elverum accomplishes this to devastating effect on the latest Mount Eerie album.
Josh Ritter says there is a time to write a song, and a time when you definitely should not write a song.
I recently spent seven days at Spirit Radio Studio in East Nashville recording an EP. And let me tell you, I learned a lot.
As a songwriter, my job is to pack three minutes with as much imagery as I can, both lyrically and musically.
Beyoncé is hitting the Grammys hard this year, so we look to her (and a whole bunch of other Grammy grabbers) for advice on songwriting.
Sometimes, songwriting can feel like pushing a boulder uphill. But songwriting tools help us work through difficult songs or plateaus in our writing.