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The Geometry of Songwriting: Four Dimensions and the Importance of Time
By Bill Pere - 12/29/2012 - 03:10 PM EST

A great song has 4 dimensions in both the music and the lyrics.  Most songs do it in the music, but rarely in the  lyric.  Why is this, and what is missing?   This article tells you what you need to know and shows you what you need to do to maximize the impact and potential of your songs across a 4-dimensional spectrum.

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How To Make It In Music By Eliminating Your “Risk”
By Tom Hess - 12/18/2012 - 02:23 AM EST

A discussion about what it takes to achieve success as a pro musician.

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CD REVIEW: Lynn Schriner - Amazed
By Cyrus Rhodes - 12/17/2012 - 02:51 PM EST

A mix of country, pop, & adult contemporary

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Speeding Up A Melody, As Done By Gwen Stefani
By Anthony Ceseri - 12/06/2012 - 08:24 PM EST

Occasionally, it's appropriate for your melody and lyrics to sound sped up within your song. Maybe you want more contrast in your song, or maybe your lyrics deal with the idea of speed, or quickness and you want to incorporate prosody into your work, so your music will match what your lyrics are saying. Whichever the case, what we'll talk about here will be an easy way to have your melody sound faster, without having to alter your tempo.

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