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Category : Songwriting

40 Years Ago, In A Galaxy Far, Far Away, An Iconic Film Score Was Born

How is this for a first day on the job: Maurice Murphy, the London Symphony Orchestra (LSO)’s late principal trumpet player, spent his very first day with the orchestra recording Star Wars‘ iconic opening theme, with its incredible brass fanfare — and Murphy leading the trumpets. “It was an amazing moment, that blast of brass that opens the film. It was the first sound I heard from Maurice, really,” the film’s composer, John Williams, told the London Symphony Orchestra in […]

30 Songwriting Tips to Overcome Writer’s Block

Feeling stuck in a rut? These specific and practical songwriting tips will help you cure your writer’s block in no time. Whether you’re an electronic producer or more traditional singer/songwriter, you can use this list as a resource to spark new songwriting ideas. 1. Start a remix Can’t get an original tune off the ground? Start a remix. If you can pull an acapella file into your DAW and write around it, it’s easy to remove the vocal later and turn your remix […]