5 EASY TIPS FOR A KILLER INTRO
You've got one chance to grab your listener's attention, and surprise... It's the intro. There's a lot of different ways to craft your introduction, and no "right or wrong" way in songwriting. As a jazz fan, I love long extended beautiful instrumental intros that set the scene for the song just as much as I appreciate truncated instantly recognizable hooks (Bruno Mars anyone?), and these 5 tips can help you explore the best intro ideas to incorporate into your style of songwriting...
RIANA'S CORNER: MY BROTHER IS A SONGWRITER'S DREAM MENTOR
Heyyyy! Riana here, and today on Derik's blog I'm sharing my older sister perspective about our songwriting incubator we taught in Kyiv, Ukraine in January 2020.
Our trip to Ukraine was organized by the U.S. Embassy in Kyiv and Arts Envoy (a U.S. State Department program) and the curriculum we designed was original and completely unique for this incubator session in Kyiv...
MUSIC OUT OF VOICE MEMOS
Want to hear what an organ made out of a car horn sounds like? What about a drum beat made from a crosswalk signal? Or a piano made from a doorbell? During my travels to Ukraine, I recorded a voice memo on the street one night in Kyiv and created an entire song out of it. It's my deep dive into sampling, and you can listen to it now!
HOW DO I BUILD A FULFILLING MUSIC CAREER?
Today I want to give you a written guide detailing out what I believe is the best foundation for building a successful and fulfilling career in music and the arts. I've boiled it down to 7 STEPS.
These steps have worked for me, and my small family music business which generated over 6 figures in USD revenue last year. I want to share these steps with you as you build your own music career.
I'll email you the 7 Steps guide immediately when you sign up at the link below. (By the way, yes, IT'S FREE)
Let me know if it's helpful for you! Looking forward to your massive success!