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Bob Dylan: The Paul Zollo Interview

Bob Dylan: The Paul Zollo Interview | Music&Creativity | Scoop.it
Bob Dylan: The Paul Zollo Interview (Paul Zollo has been half of some of the most amazing conversations about songwriting, ever.
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David Byrne on How Music and Creativity Work

David Byrne on How Music and Creativity Work | Music&Creativity | Scoop.it
"Presuming that there is such a thing as 'progress' when it comes to music is typical of the high self-regard of those who live in the prese...
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Leonard Cohen on poetry, songwriting and his gratitude to Spain ...

Leonard Cohen on poetry, songwriting and his gratitude to Spain ... | Music&Creativity | Scoop.it
“Poetry comes from a place that no one commands, that no one conquers. So I feel somewhat like a charlatan to accept an award for an activity which I do not command. In other words, if I knew where the good songs came ...
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Neil Peart on recording the drums on Rush's latest album.

Neil Peart on recording the drums on Rush's latest album. | Music&Creativity | Scoop.it

About halfway down this long page, Neil Peart gives some great insight into his recording process for his latest album. Look for the section beginning, "Most recently, I had been recording in Toronto with my bandmates, from mid-October until early December."

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Matchbox 20's Rob Thomas talks songwriting

A short clip about Matchbox 20's lead singer Rob Thomas and his take on songwriting. Hope you like.

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Cannibal Corpse – Pedigrees in Butchery Feature Interview At Blistering.com

Cannibal Corpse – Pedigrees in Butchery Feature Interview At Blistering.com | Music&Creativity | Scoop.it
Cannibal Corpse – Pedigrees in Butchery feature interview at Blistering.com.
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Lyrics and music: songwriting masterclass part #1, inspiration

Lyrics and music: songwriting masterclass part #1, inspiration | Music&Creativity | Scoop.it
Blog post at How To Write Better : Much as I studied music to “A” level and sang in a hand-knitted muesli, finger-in-the-ear all acoustic folk band in my youth, I can’t [..] (Lyrics and music: songwriting masterclass part #1, inspiration - Much as...
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The Custodians of Knowledge - Akala - Hip-Hop & Shakespeare?

Akala demonstrates and explores the connections between Shakespeare and Hip-Hop, and the wider cultural debate around language and it's power. MOBO award-win...
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TEDxAldeburgh - Nitin Sawhney - What is the point of music?

In this talk Nitin asks the question 'what is the point of music?' For an answer he draws on his own personal experiences of music, Indian musical thought, d... (RT @hennamohnani: Good watch!
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Steven Tyler's Songwriting Process - OWN TV

Steven Tyler's Songwriting Process - OWN TV | Music&Creativity | Scoop.it

Rockstar Steven Tyler reveals how classical composers like Bach and Beethoven influence his song lyrics and melodies.

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Don't Let Perfection Kill Your "Perfect" Song

Don't Let Perfection Kill Your "Perfect" Song:Dear Passengers,

Rob Chiarelli has recorded, mixed or produced at LEAST 75
Gold and Platinum Records wi...
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Rush - The Making of YYZ

From the Classic Albums: 2112 & Moving Pictures special. Made some minor cuts to avoid repetition and to keep it under 10 minutes.
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A little bit of insight into one of the most widely recognized instrumentals in Rock.

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ZKO Rollercoaster // GREAT EMOTIONS

Visualization of the 1st violin of the 2nd symphony, 4th movement by Ferdinand Ries in the shape of a rollercoaster.
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Inside the Lyric Etta James, “I’d Rather Go Blind”

Inside the Lyric Etta James, “I’d Rather Go Blind” | Music&Creativity | Scoop.it
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Scott Rickard: The beautiful math behind the ugliest music | Video on TED.com

Scott Rickard: The beautiful math behind the ugliest music | Video on TED.com | Music&Creativity | Scoop.it
TED Talks Scott Rickard set out to engineer the ugliest possible piece of music, devoid of repetition, using a mathematical concept known as the Golomb ruler. At TEDxMIA, he shares the math behind musical beauty (and its opposite).
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Interview: Paul Simon Discusses Songwriter And Songwriting

Interview: Paul Simon Discusses  Songwriter  And Songwriting | Music&Creativity | Scoop.it
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An Interview With Stephen Stills on Songwriting and Guitars

An Interview With Stephen Stills on Songwriting and Guitars | Music&Creativity | Scoop.it
Although Stills' guitar-playing prowess is often overshadowed by his skills as a singer and songwriter, he is one of rock's most accomplished players—whether assuredly strumming an acoustic beneath CSN's lush harmonies ...
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Everything Sort Of Hits You: A Q&A With Los Campesinos!

Everything Sort Of Hits You: A Q&A With Los Campesinos! | Music&Creativity | Scoop.it
Everything Sort Of Hits You: A Q&A With Los Campesinos!
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Songwriting Basics - Chord Sequences You Can Use in Your Songs

Songwriting Basics - Chord Sequences You Can Use in Your Songs: Songwriting Basics - Chord Sequences You Can Use...
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The perception of pitch and its impact on musical creativity: Or, the creative influence of imperfection on music

Peter's talk looks at the shifting sands of pitch, and how over the years accepted and agreed pitches have creeped upwards. He also takes a closer look at th...
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Skip Ewing - On Songwriting "The Art of Connection" (Official Version)

#1 in a series of 5 insightful observations about songwriting, creativity, and commercialism from BMI Writer of the Year, Grammy and Tony nominated singer/so...
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Songwriting Tips ( Part 2 of 8 ) How The Beatles Wrote Can't Buy Me Love | Greg Kocis

Songwriting Tips ( Part 2 of 8 ) How The Beatles Wrote Can't Buy Me Love | Greg Kocis | Music&Creativity | Scoop.it

Very good short video about chording in pop songs.

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