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COMPOSER BOOT CAMP

COMPOSER BOOT CAMP
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NEW Libertaria Chronicles Expanded Edition at AMAZON

NEW Libertaria Chronicles Expanded Edition at AMAZON
NEW Libertaria Chronicles Expanded Edition at AMAZON

Halloween Music Activities for Your Ghouls and Goblins

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Halloween Music Activities for Your Ghouls and Goblins



It’s no secret around here that we are a little obsessed with Halloween. Luckily we’re not the only music education site that is! We’ve rounded up posts from some of our kindred “spirits” who love the festivities of Halloween as much as we do and have created plenty of eerie exercises for children to practice their ear training and rhythmic skills.


7 Creepy Tricks and Treats for Writing Halloween Horror Music

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READ FULL ARTICLE: 7 Creepy Tricks and Treats for Writing Halloween Horror Music
Halloween brings out the scary and creepy in music. Learning how to write music that is perfect for Halloween horror is easy and a lot of fun! Follow these seven simple tips about how you can use sound effects, instrumentation, harmony and more to create a convincing scary song this Halloween.




The Wonderful Phenomenon of Terrible Lyrics

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READ THE FULL ARTICLE: The Wonderful Phenomenon of Terrible LyricsIn the world of terrible, hilarious, or just-plain-weird lyrics, few bands have caused more uproar on Reddit threads – among fans and haters alike – than the Red Hot Chili Peppers. With gems like “Low brow is how / swimming in the sound / of bow bow bow” from “Suck My Kiss” or “You’ve got your bit part Mozart / hot dart acceleration / pop art pistol chasin’ / cat fight intimidation” from “Minor Thing”, the Red Hot Chili Peppers have definitely mastered the art of making the nonsensical sell concert tickets.





BUFFALO HORROR SHORT FILM - LIFE LINE - S Pena Young

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On a dark and very stormy night, Ofelia D'Jesus finds that her drive home determines her destiny in this retro Buffalo New York horror film by award-winning composer Sabrina Peña Young. Created for the Buffalo Movie and VIdeo Makers Annual "Shorty" Short film contest, hosted every October at the Screening Room in Amherst, Buffalo, New York.

Halloween Fun, Listening to Learn and Sound Therapy

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Did you know that research has suggested that we only retain 25% to 50% of what we hear? That makes listening skills for musicians all the more important, especially if you are to learn from what you hear. Listening to music to learn an instrument is an often neglected part of music education, yet probably the most important aspect. Listening to your inner self is just as important for musicians. If you connect to your own sounds and listen to your subconscious voice, you may even learn something that has the power to heal. But first! Yes, we know Halloween is over but we couldn’t resist just one more paranormal post!


How to Spookify Your Songs for Halloween

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Halloween is just around the corner! With scary movies on TV and your noisy neighbor blasting a non-stop horror soundtrack in their yard, perhaps you’ve been bitten by the horror music bug and want to create some of your own spooky songs for this most horrifying of holidays… So how do you go about creating some spine-tingling sounds? We’ve rounded up some of the best ideas from around the interwebs for some ways to spookify your songs.


Rhythm, Sight-Reading, Can You Sing, and Halloween Treats

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READ FULL ARTICLE: Rhythm, Sight-Reading, Can You Sing, and Halloween Treats
Ever wished you had better natural rhythm? Or felt intimidated by sheet music and wished you could easily sight-read? Do you know your answer to the question “Can you sing?” Or perhaps you’re just looking for some new musical treats for Halloween. Whatever the case may be, read on! We’ve got you covered. There are so many music tutorial videos on YouTube, it’s an amazing resource. But it can also be hard to find really good useful videos to use. We rounded up the 5 best demonstrations of 3-chord songs to help show how far you can get playing by ear with just a few chords.


ASCAP Film Scoring Workshop | Antoni M. March

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ASCAP Film Scoring Workshop | Antoni M. March

Free track: Halloween Sound FX, Synthesis, and Sci-Fi

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DOWNLOAD Free track: Halloween Sound FX, Synthesis, and Sci-Fi
Free track: Halloween Sound FX, Synthesis, and Sci-Fi by  | Oct 24, 2011 | Halloween | Creating a zany science fiction retro feel in your music involves more than hiring a handful of cyborgs to man your Nord Modulator. Using the right synthesizers, Halloween sound effects, and melodic material can make your music sound straight out of the next millennium and spook even the Borg. Use the new Unravelling Music ear training track Halloween Horror 3000 and the samples below to set you on your next space music voyage.


2017 ASCAP Film Scoring Workshop with Richard Bellis: The Recording Session

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Witness the magic of the 2017 Film Scoring Workshop with Richard Bellis recording session. For more info on this year's Workshop visit

BOOK TRAILER: COMPOSER BOOT CAMP AT AMAZON

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WANT TO WRITE MUSIC? Composer Boot Camp is a series of 50 exercises for educators and beginning, intermediate, and advanced musicians who want to develop their skills in composition. Composer Boot Camp 101 workbook is designed to help educators, students, and seasoned professionals to hone their compositional craft. There are a series of exercises, helpful tips, resources, and more to help the musician prepare a solid foundation in music composition developed by award-winning composer and music educator Sabrina Pena Young.



AVAILABLE AT Composer Boot Camp 101 for Amazon Kindle and PaperBack:

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Find a Film Composer: ASCAP Composer Spotlight & Columbia University Fil...

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Find a Film Composer: ASCAP Composer Spotlight & Columbia University Film Scoring Workshop

Film Music Workshop A Great Success - Buffalo Movie and Video Makers

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Film Music Workshop and Shorty Film Contest A Great Success - Buffalo Movie and Video Makers



OCT 16, 2017 Basic Audio Editing What is film music? What role does film music play? Filmmakers will learn the basics of audio editing, film music, and sound design using Logic Studio. NOV 20, 2017 Advanced Techniques Filmmakers will learn advanced techniques like equalization and pitch correct, especially in use for animated shorts and features, as well as engage in discussion regarding music licensing and copyright. BUFFALO MOVIE AND VIDEO MAKERS

TONIGHT Free Filmmaking Music School Workshop Buffalo New York Oct 16 7pm

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Free Filmmaking Music School Workshop Buffalo New York Oct 16 7pm Film Music Workshop by Award-Winning Composer Sabrina Pena Young Buffalo New York October 16 Award-winning Buffalo, New York, composer Sabrina Peña Young will be giving a film music workshop Monday, October 16th at 7:20PM at the Screening Room, located at the Boulevard Mall in Amherst, New York. 

The Cuban-American composer and indie filmmaker will discuss basic audio editing, copyright, music licensing, film music, and sound design for free for the BMVM (Buffalo Movie and Video Makers), America's longest running film organization of its kind, since 1934. "My hope is to give filmmakers the tools they need to make a great soundtrack to their film and learn the basics of working with film composers and musicians when syncing music in post production." - Sabrina Pena Young. 

The film music workshop is FREE for all attendees, of all ages. This workshop is meant for filmmakers, musicians, composers, actors, edito…

2013 ASCAP Film Scoring Workshop @ Fox Studios

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FREE Film Music Workshop by Award-Winning Composer Sabrina Pena Young Buffalo New York October 16

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PRESS RELEASE: Film Music Workshop by Award-Winning Composer Sabrina Pena Young Buffalo New York October 16  Award-winning Buffalo, New York, composer Sabrina Peña Young will be giving a film music workshop Monday, October 16th at 7:20PM at the Screening Room, located at the Boulevard Mall in Amherst, New York. The Cuban-American composer and indie filmmaker will discuss basic audio editing, copyright, music licensing, film music, and sound design for free for the BMVM (Buffalo Movie and Video Makers), America's longest running film organization of its kind, since 1934. 
"My hope is to give filmmakers the tools they need to make a great soundtrack to their film and learn the basics of working with film composers and musicians when syncing music in post production." - Sabrina Pena Young. The film music workshop is FREE for all attendees, of all ages. This workshop is meant for filmmakers, musicians, composers, actors, editors, students, amateurs, and professionals in the …

Brotherly Love: Jenkintown Bands Join Hurricane Relief

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Brotherly Love: Jenkintown Bands Join Hurricane Relief

Sci Fi MACHINIMA Opera Libertaria: The Virtual Opera (Official Full Vers...

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In a post-USA dystopia teen Libertaria escapes from genetics factory & teams up with her addict father to lead a children's cyborg army against evil reverse-aging geneticists in this epic animated opera by award-winning composer Sabrina Pena Young. World's first animated comic book opera.

1-2-3 Songwriting - #6 Develop the Hook - Guitar Lesson - Ravi

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1-2-3 Songwriting - #6 Develop the Hook

How to write a song songwriting tips technique tutorial lesson Guitar Tr...

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How to write a song songwriting tips technique tutorial lesson

In this episode Neal share's his most important songwriting tips, the 3 elements needed to create a great rock riff. It's easy, and once you know these 3 elements you'll be able to create your own, original, great rock riffs, the foundation of just about every great rock song.

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Whether it's blues guitar, rock guitar, country guitar, or nearly any other popular style of guitar playing, Guitar Tricks has guitar players covered. On GuitarTricks.com players can learn hit songs, brushing up on the fundamentals, or soloing along to professional backing tracks, there is a place for everyone to challenge themselves and…

Song Tip #3: Build a Lyric on Your Title - Ask Questions

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Songwriting 101 with Robin Frederick: Ask the questions that are hidden in your song title. Build your song on those questions in a way that lets you write what you feel and still keep listeners involved. These videos are based on my songwriting books and eBooks. Check them out at Amazon.com http://www.amazon.com/Robin-Frederick...

For more songwriting tips, visit http://www.RobinFrederick.com or http://www.MySongCoach.com

MORE SONGWRITING VIDEOS:
1. A great way to get your song started: http://youtu.be/tJ3BvYpKSzo
2. How to write a memorable song title: http://youtu.be/_6Ijn_V3ZSg
3. Build a lyric on your title by asking questions: http://youtu.be/mKIolg9KG78
4. Follow a "song path" for an unforgettable journey: http://youtu.be/8t21YUi8OtI
5. Images can bring your lyric to life: http://youtu.be/ZUTm0ceNSTY
6. Use the melody that lives in your lyric. http://youtu.be/mc7jvfrTetQ

If you have questions, leave a comment and I'll get back to you. (All comments must be approv…

3 Clues You Were Born to Be a Musician

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Great discussion on whether being a musician is in your blood.

Jennifer Lopez To Donate $1M To Puerto Rico Relief Efforts

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2 Digital Marketing Tips for Musicians

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Kicking off this brand new YouTube channel with a tips on how to JUST START things. Subscribe for more weekly videos for musicians: http://bit.ly/1IspMmd


Hi! I'm Adrienne Stortz and I run a digital marketing firm based in Brooklyn, NY working primarily with classical and jazz musicians.

Whether you are brand new to all things digital content or have been running your own artist website and social media for years, on this channel I'll have weekly ideas, tips, and trends that will help you better accomplish your goals.

5 Social Media Tips for Musicians/Artists - Social Media Marketing, How ...

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Here are some tips and tricks on how to use social media (Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, etc.) effectively as a musician or artist.



James Corden's Message After Las Vegas Tragedy

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After learning the news of a mass shooting in Las Vegas, the deadliest in United States history, James wonders what is keeping America from taking actual steps towards gun control and catching up with the rest of the developed world.

Marketing for Teachers - Music Marketing Tips to find more students

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Marketing for Teachers - Music Marketing Tips to find more students. A Live Music Tutor Learn Share Play Video Blog.

Today's video is for the "tutors" and about marketing for teachers on the site to get more students. Live Music Tutor opens up so many great options for teachers to find students that are all over the world, but don't forget to do some effective music marketing to promote yourself and your lessons.

One of the best overalls marketing for teachers tips you can follow is to share about yourself! Fill out your Live Music Tutor Profile and make sure to add links to your social media sites to showcase videos, pictures and blogs that discuss the who, what, where, when, why and how about you as a teacher and your style.

It will be easier to find more students when you add more information about your influences, your beliefs and your approaches to instruction. The best marketing for teachers on Live Music Tutor comes down to the music marketing that you post …