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7 Songs about Violence and War

Violence and war aren’t the obvious choices of inspiration when composing a song. Usually people sing about love, or losing love, or wishing they had love, or basically anything love-related. Barring that, they might write lyrics reflecting on partying, or how awesome the party they are at is, or how they are going to make […]

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7 Unusual Restaurants in Barcelona

Barcelona has some of the best dining experiences in the world. The Michelin Guide awarded 24 restaurants in the city at least one Michelin star in 2019. That’s a lot of seriously good food you could get very fat on. But dinner isn’t always about quality. Sometimes, you want an experience to go along with […]

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9 Famous Eccentric Women

There were a lot of women considered eccentric in their time because they wanted crazy things like the ability to vote or work or love another lady.  This list is not about those women, because history is littered with examples of eccentric women who were really were just plain weird. They were usually rich: wealthy […]

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Easiest Way to Learn Guitar Chords Fast! 💨

What is the EASIEST way to learn guitar chords fast? As a beginner guitarist, one of the toughest things to conquer is quickly and smoothly changing between chords. For example – we might learn the chords to one of our favorite tracks or a new chord shape.  But when it concerns making songs with these […]

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Can you Learn Guitar with Video Games?

While Guitar Hero and Rock Band are the leaders in the music video game market, they don't necessarily teach you how to play an instrument. You may get really good at slamming down those colored buttons, and rhythmically you may learn a little something—but translating it to the guitar is game entirely. Nick Mason, a […]

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11 Drums Used in Reggae Music

The drums in reggae music have always worked to give this amazing music its distinguishable sound. Reggae music although it originated in Jamaica, has roots back to Africa, which means many of the instruments that are used tend to be African or Afro-Cuban. These days, modern reggae music uses the drum set, which is common […]

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Charles Carter on Editing Acclaimed Short Film 'Single' 

There's a parallel between music and film editing. Both rely heavily on rhythm, tone, and context to give the audience a specific impression or to provide them with simple and complex feelings.  So when we came across a short film titled 'Single,' released earlier this year to very positive critical reviews, we knew that we […]

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How to Enjoy Making Music Again

This article will give 10 tips for inspiring yourself into making music again Making music is one of life’s simple pleasures. When I was younger I used to spend a lot of time getting my equipment together, buying new recording equipment, learning and practicing guitar, getting a DJ set up, going to gigs and finding […]

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Not Just Photography: Melanie Escombe on Becoming More Involved with Music

Photo Credit: Melanie Escombe Melanie Escombe has been a professional concert photographer for years now, having captured concerts both for publications and on a freelance basis.  For her, it all comes from an undying love of music that made itself known early on in her life, and that love hasn't gone away ever since.  Escombe […]

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Gervais Maillard on the Fusion Roots of Luuvis

Professional composers and musicians have a special talent for acting as musical chameleons. They can do it all, and they change their style to fit with the project they're working on right now.  But through all those changes, it can be difficult to find the time to follow their own musical ambitions.  Artist projects can […]

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What's it Really Like to Write Music for Advertising?

Advertising is a highly dynamic field, and it's difficult to summarize advertising trends without excluding a certain approach or style.  Brands and advertising agencies have been making clever use of talented composers for years, but music for commercials is especially crucial right now, when ads have only a precious few seconds to capture a viewer's […]

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8 Types of Drum Beats and their Names

Sometimes it can be difficult to communicate what you want from a drummer or what you want to do as a drummer to the rest of the band. There are some phrases that one should know when describing different kinds of drum beats. 1. The "Money Beat" The name says it all. This is the beat […]

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