For a while I've wanted to make a short series of videos, sharing my top tips for productivity and creativity...
https://youtu.be/hKwKDxYGVW4 You can take hours off your composition timeline with presets and templates without compromising on originality - here's how. Features a BONUS TIP regarding mastering.
https://youtu.be/Ckv3siqzvYA Talking about why composers may want to prioritise speed over quality and offering some ideas for musicians wanting to try out speed composing. This is the first of several videos on faster music composition - future videos will look at specific techniques and ideas in detail.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a4MBi9KT6uM&list=PLf_o4hrSq6nQC4UqogxfF8pRF3DrpSmDX How to write set list for your next gig: what things do you need to consider? What is the best way to order your music? There's a lot to consider when writing a set list, unfortunately much of this seems to be missing from other videos on the topic.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lqApUmfSJ54 Networking can be hard when you perform a million roles, especially when people keep hiring you to not play your instrument. Today I'm sharing a couple tips on dealing with networking situations.
https://youtu.be/qp39XSxgouo Some people feel overwhelmed by music theory while others are eager to learn as much as they can. But, why? What good is music theory if it's not applied directly to music creation or music performance? Alternate title: People Are Dumb. This video features snippets of my interview with 12Tone Videos - here is … Continue reading Music Theory Is Dumb
Do you feel like a fraud? Does anyone actually know what they're doing? Like, ever? Imposter Syndrome is a real problem for musicians and other creatives. The good news is that, in my opinion, no one really knows what they're doing most of the time. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0cgcEXp9ZRo
Social media is ruining our lives, right? Well maybe, but! A minor adjustment we can make to our social media habits, which can have very real affects on our musical careers. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y0V5bq0QFeg
Creating a mini-feature on the Cambridge Jazz Festival got me thinking about genres and how we categorise music - does the name of the genre of music you make really matter? Or is it just a short-hand people use to know whether or not they might like listening to something? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nPXrtIxnkPQ Here's some links to … Continue reading The Unimportance of Genre
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8iGOv-37bC0 For the first time ever, I wasn't nervous for a gig. How do you get over performance anxiety? That's exactly what we'll cover in this video. Enjoy!