How to write music more quickly

I don't know how complex is your music. While 30 minutes it's a long time to write a simple theme that you have already composed, it could be a very short time if you are working on every detail, including harmony, texture, orchestration, etc.Let's

How to write music more quickly

I don't know how complex is your music. While 30 minutes it's a long time to write a simple theme that you have already composed, it could be a very short time if you are working on every detail, including harmony, texture, orchestration, etc.Let's

What are the pros and cons of being in the musician union?

That would depend on the union, and also what type of music you play and who you play it with.I was a union member for a year. I was naive and thought that it would help me. The union rep, who was basically the whole union show in my city, was a

Which band name has the coolest backstory?

Gorillaz was purportedly formed after the bassist, Murdoc Niccals, put the lead singer, Stuart Pot, into the coma unit of the Crawley, England hospital with the front bumper of a car in 1994.When the coma broke almost a year later, Stuart was persuaded

What are the comparable pros and cons of being a movie star and music star?

I think even an outside observer can pretty be spot on with an analysis:Cons (especially with high fame):1. The ever present need to remain valid. Fame is a random and fleeting thing. You can have it one year and the next, you're not getting offers.2. The loss

Did the film A Star Is Born, with Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper, make you cry?

One minute and 46 seconds. As all true cinephiles know, that's how long you have to wait in the Star Is Born trailer to get to the part when Lady Gaga takes a deep breath, steps up to the mic, and unleashes an almighty wail:

What are the best and worst aspects of being a career musician?

The best and worst aspects are the same: travel. It's the best, it's the worst, and it's the most difficult. When I started writing songs and making music, I never thought traveling the world would become a reality. I also didn't foresee the fact that being in a band would mean

What are the pros and cons of being a career musician?

Thanks for asking. I echo everything Joshua Skaja said. I'll just add that there are no

What are the comparable pros and cons of being a movie star and music star?

I think even an outside observer can pretty be spot on with an analysis:Cons (especially with high fame):1. The ever present need to remain valid. Fame is a random and fleeting thing. You can have it one year and the next, you're not getting offers.2. The loss

Why have singers/musicians said that being a singer/musician is a lonely career/lonely?

I was talking to one of my friends about this the other week. My friend is retired from the music industry now, but was at the top of his game back in the day. I mean, I could reel off the bands he was in and youd know every one of them. Im not going to

How can we still hear Elvis on the radio if he is dead?

Very few people know this, but Elvis, seeing the end was near, had his head cryogenicly frozen. He left strict instruction that he was to be revived so he could ‘sing on the radio' when pop music became rubbish. Well, of course, he didn't have to wait long, as the

Who is/was the weirdest musician ever?

It'd be too hard to choose just one! But for today, I nominate:MOONDOG!Moondog was a homeless blind dude who dressed like a Viking and hung out near Carnegie Hall in New York for a little over three decades, starting in the 1940s. He'd play instruments of his own creation and generally freaked out the squares.

Did the film A Star Is Born, with Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper, make you cry?

One minute and 46 seconds. As all true cinephiles know, that's how long you have to wait in the Star Is Born trailer to get to the part when Lady Gaga takes a deep breath, steps up to the mic, and unleashes an almighty wail:

What are some general tips for being a musician in a career sense?

Tips for becoming a musician, in a career sense.Being a musician, as a profession, career, a job...is a job, so treat it as such. If you hate work, deadlines, difficult people, schedule conflicts...stay out of the industry, please.Be on time, all the time.Do your due diligence...if

What is the worst artist/band ever?

Subjective? OK, but I'm betting a lot of people who experienced this guy will agree: Disgusting.Not only was the music awful, but G.G.'s stage act consisted of beating the audience, copulating onstage, making use of all his bodily functions and smearing it all over himself and anyone unfortunate enough to

What's the difference in being a studio musician and being a performance musician?

Short answer: Skill. ;-)Longer answer: Generally, studio musicians are players who've studied jazz and other advanced musical styles. They've also honed their skills to their sharpest edge!Studio musicians can generally sight-read VERY complicated musical parts; they HAVE to be able to do so!

What are some tips for beginners in Music Production Career?

There are so many pieces to this to answer... wow.  Instead of answering each sub question line by line and tell you what gear to buy and how to hook it up, I'm going to answer the broader question. Opening a recording studio and beginning a career in music production/engineering.With the current state of the recording industry

What are the pros and cons of being in the musician union?

That would depend on the union, and also what type of music you play and who you play it with.I was a union member for a year. I was naive and thought that it would help me. The union rep, who was basically the whole union show in my city, was a

Where does Ariana Grande live?

This is not her home address, but it is the place to use to contact her. You can get an autographed photo of her at this address by following the directions below.Primary Address:Ariana Grande265 S. Federal HwySuite 331Deerfield

What are some classic baritone songs?

The one that springs to mind is "Some Enchanted Evening," from a musical where (uncharacteristically) the baritone gets the girl.  Here are a lot more:Baritone Audition Songs | StageAgentSongs for BARITONES age 16-30 from the Hal Leonard Musical Theatre Anthology37 Good Karaoke Songs for Baritones

What makes Ariana Grande so desirable?

It's easy to look beautiful when your rich. Or she gets it from her mama

Can 2016 get any worse?

Yes. In fact 2016 wasn't really bad. The Cubs won the World Series, Hillary Clinton lost the election (which is a good thing), Stock Market is at 20,000 almost, unemployment is down to 4.9% (according to Obama), USA won the most gold at the Rio Olympics... what else were you exactly expecting? I mean Carrie Fisher and George

What's Akon's best song?

I'm a big fan of Akon when I was a kid, I bought his trouble album and he is the reason why I am listening to other kinds of rap music today, here are my personal favoritesPot of GoldLocked UpGhettoNever Gonna Get ItSmack ThatI Won'tSorry, Blame It On MeDon't MatterMama

What happened to Deadmau5 and Avicii?

Deadmau5 has always got in fights with many artists regardless of genres. He had fights (Beefs) with artists like Skrillex to Justin Bieber. Seems like he cannot help himself from bashing others. Avicii is no exception. Deadmau5 has been behind Avicii for a long time now. Avicii really didn't

Who is John Lennon?

John Winston Ono Lennon, was an English singer and songwriter who co-founded the Beatles (1960-70), the most commercially successful band in the history of popular music. With fellow member Paul McCartney, he formed a lucrative songwriting partnership.Lennon first met Paul McCartney at the Quarrymen's second performance, held in Woolton on 6 July at the St. Peter's Church garden fête,

If you could only listen to 3 musicians/music groups (of any genre) for the rest of your life, who would they be and why?

Linkin Park - Rock/Pop/Nu-metal? I'll always hold a candle to them. They brought me into music in the first place. When I was ten, In The End was so brutal! It was really weird to see them change so much in

Why did John Lennon leave the Beatles?

Because John Lennon wanted to spend his life with Yoko Ono. After The Beatles broke up, John Lennon went out with Yoko Ono and went on solo career.Actually, John was not the only reason why The Beatles disbanded. There are several other reasons why The Beatles disbanded such as:Brian Epstein's death: After Brian Epstein died,

What do jazz musicians think of Whiplash (2014 movie)?

For context, I'm jazz pianist and composer who went to a performing arts high school (the last part is relevant insofar as I have some experience in a "conservatory-like" atmosphere).I think Whiplash is a brilliant depiction of the psychology of perfectionism, but a really poor depiction of what jazz is about. I'm not sure the latter

Do you know any celebrities that listen to classical music?

Two immediately come to mind.John Mahoney, who played Martin Crane, the father on Frasier, is a classical music fan.  In fact, I've read that in truth he was the only real fan of opera in the entire cast.  David Ogden Stiers. Playing Major Charles Winchester on M*A*S*H from, 1977 to 1983, his character's fondness for classical music was

Was John Lennon really a jerk?

Apparently, he did a lot of ugly stuff that would put him in the jerk category. He might have had beautiful ideas about peace and equality buthe doesn't seem like he was very succesful into taking those ideas into action. While it is true he was capable of being nice

Was John Lennon a good person?

I cannot say whether he is a good person or a bad person. But I could only tell you that he was a troubled person, emotionally and mentally. He was pretty much like Marilyn Monroe and Kurt Cobain, people with troubled soul.John Lennon was

Is Kanye West a musical genius?

I am going to go out on a limb here and say an emphatic YES.Before anyone reads a different meaning into my answer, let me clarify- Kanye West is not a lyrical genius in the same way that Jay-Z, B.I.G., Nas, Eminem or Big Pun are. He is not

What caused the musician Cliff Burton's death?

By getting crushed under a bus.On the fateful night of September 26, 1986, Kirk Hammett and Cliff Burton drew cards to decide who would get to chose a bunk. Cliff drew the Ace of Spades, and chose the bunk which Kirk was occupying. Kirk surrendered his bunk and decided to sleep up front.The

What is the best concert or live musical performance that you have attended?

Guns N' Roses 2012 ,Mumbai \m/!India had seen quite a few rock bands performing in past 3 years,mostly at Bangalore.Not so much in  Mumbai where I currently reside. So when Guns N' Roses announced their India tour, with a date for Mumbai I jumped at the first given oppurtunity.Here's me on the left, with

Who is the greatest minimalist (less is best) drummer in rock history?

I won't repeat myself on answering who was the best jazz drummer in history but, the same principles apply.There are no standards or parameters to go by. Define

What do jazz musicians think of Whiplash (2014 movie)?

For context, I'm jazz pianist and composer who went to a performing arts high school (the last part is relevant insofar as I have some experience in a "conservatory-like" atmosphere).I think Whiplash is a brilliant depiction of the psychology of perfectionism, but a really poor depiction of what jazz is about. I'm not sure the latter

What happened to Deadmau5 and Avicii?

Deadmau5 has always got in fights with many artists regardless of genres. He had fights (Beefs) with artists like Skrillex to Justin Bieber. Seems like he cannot help himself from bashing others. Avicii is no exception. Deadmau5 has been behind Avicii for a long time now. Avicii really didn't

Are ENTPs good musicians?

As a former musician in my teenage days, I shall offer a different perspective from the rest. If you are passionate about something then practicing it will come second nature to you, regardless of your type. It is known as the

What's Akon's best song?

I'm a big fan of Akon when I was a kid, I bought his trouble album and he is the reason why I am listening to other kinds of rap music today, here are my personal favoritesPot of GoldLocked UpGhettoNever Gonna Get ItSmack ThatI Won'tSorry, Blame It On MeDon't MatterMama

At what point were The Beatles the greatest band ever?

When I was a kid, The Beatles hit America when I was seven, there was no doubt about who the greatest band in the world was almost from the get-go. They rose to the top so quickly and their dominance became so total that for someone my age it was like there wasn't a band

What makes a good/effective musical performance?

For me, the name of the game is contrast and audience engagement.Build things up, ease them down, in both tempo and volume- and if you can help it, style. Get a good mix of feels- start out fast in the first couple tunes, then go more moderate, then slow it down, bring

How did Avicii die?

At this time, Tim Bergling's cause of death has not been disclosed. In past years, Bergling had suffered from acute pancreatitis. In 2014, after having his gallbladder and appendix removed, he canceled a series of shows in an attempt to recover.He

Can 2016 get any worse?

Yes. In fact 2016 wasn't really bad. The Cubs won the World Series, Hillary Clinton lost the election (which is a good thing), Stock Market is at 20,000 almost, unemployment is down to 4.9% (according to Obama), USA won the most gold at the Rio Olympics... what else were you exactly expecting? I mean Carrie Fisher and George

Did the film A Star Is Born, with Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper, make you cry?

One minute and 46 seconds. As all true cinephiles know, that's how long you have to wait in the Star Is Born trailer to get to the part when Lady Gaga takes a deep breath, steps up to the mic, and unleashes an almighty wail:

Do musicians listen to music?

Yes, of course musicians listen to music. It may vary a lot from one person to another, but in my own experience working with musicians and being a musician myself, I think there are two things that differentiate how do they listen to music as opposed to non-musicians.DISCLAIMER: With musicians I

Do you know any celebrities that listen to classical music?

Two immediately come to mind.John Mahoney, who played Martin Crane, the father on Frasier, is a classical music fan.  In fact, I've read that in truth he was the only real fan of opera in the entire cast.  David Ogden Stiers. Playing Major Charles Winchester on M*A*S*H from, 1977 to 1983, his character's fondness for classical music was