Creative Soul Blog

What Makes A Happy Song Happy?

Posted by Anthony Miller on Fri, Nov 02, 2012 @ 11:25 AM

Music moves us.  When we hear a song, it stirs emotions inside of us.  Often time, seconds after a song starts, a memory pops into my head.  For many of us that love music, we have written a soundtrack of our lives.  The sad times, the good times, moments that changed how we feel and think.  But, is there a science to the emotion of music?  Chris Gaylord of The Christian Science Monitor writes:

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Tags: hooks, songwriting, song writing, song writer, pop music, popular music, hits, science of muic

Killer Songwriting Lesson from Paramount!

Posted by Samantha Thomas on Wed, Jan 11, 2012 @ 05:50 PM

Songwriting Lesson: Hooks Make Hits. Make Sure Your Songs Have Great Ones!

"If you as a songwriter aren't paying attention to hooks when you write, it's time you re-thought how you work. Most writers are familiar with the "hook." It's the part of a song usually repeated over and over — the phrase that listeners sing along with and remember most about the song. Hooks are super important in creating radio hits, and as the following points out, important when it comes to getting your music in film and on television.

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Tags: hooks, music, songwriting, songwriting lessons, learn how to write songs, Best Learning Strategies, hits