Chromatics Explained!

Chromatics in Music are when notes are walked up in half steps. Watch this video for more information. To understand half steps in music yo only need to look at a piano. Notice how it has both white and black keys. This is important, because as you walk up the notes, you’ll notice that it […]

Top And Bottom! Put An End To It!

The strings on the guitar are EADGBE. Notice how there are 2 E strings. One is thick and the other is thin. But when someone refers to the top of the guitar they are referring to the string closest to the floor (the thin one). On the contrast, the thick string, which is closest to […]

Advice – Everyday!

Advice – Everyday! There is nothign more important than doing things every single day. This makes you look more professional to both your community, and sponsors. If I can do a daily video podcast which takes up a lot of my time, then I hope that goes to show you the importance of practicing every […]

The Guardian Newspaper Features Me – Wow!

OK, this is cool. The Guardian Newspaper featured yours truly. Here’s the Link to the Feature Article Leonie Cooper, the editor, got in touch with me through my Youtube channel – of all places :) So I did my best to answer all the questions – which were kind of interesting. Here, below, is the […]

Strumming Patterns – Break The Habit!

The best way to learn anything is to simply break the habit. If you play jazz, then learn country. If you play folk, then write dance techno music. The same goes for Strumming Patterns. The most effective way to master strumming and give your songs some ‘zazzle’ is to simply try new patterns, and break […]

Would You Buy Necklaces From This Guy?

Would you buy Necklaces from this Guy? I love learning about marketing and how things become successful (or fail). This gus was quite the rapper. And he seems to have his ‘stint’ down pretty well. I always like seeing people like this, because they make me happy. It breaks the norm! We bumped into him […]

Chord Functions! 1M 2m 3m 4M, etc.

What are Chord Functions? OK, so you know the major and minor scales perfectly, and all of your chords. But what now? how can you put them together to write songs? Well, use Chord Functions! Basically, you build chords off of the notes in the scale. So it looks like this: 1 MAJOR 2 minor […]

Songwriting: Lyric Tricks

When writing lyrics there are a few things to do to make them ‘fit’ and sound more creative. The trick to doing anything well is to keep on doing it until you get it. So the main tip when trying to get good at writing lyrics is to write a lot of songs. Watch the […]