Avid's Sibelius First 8

Avid produces lighter version of Sibelius

October 26, 2016 in Gear, News

Music composition and notation software, Sibelius First 8 offers beginners and intermediates a new ‘lite’ option with flexible cloud subscription…

Playing piano

The four mistakes that hold your songwriting back

December 7, 2013 in Features, Tips & Techniques

Ryan Buckner looks at some common mistakes made by songwriters, why they hold you back and how to avoid them…

Playing piano

Songwriting technique: The art of imitative composition

November 19, 2013 in Features, Tips & Techniques

Imitation isn’t just a sincere form of flattery, it’s also a good way for novice melody-makers to hone their craft…

Songwriting & composition workshop

Songwriting workshops

January 3, 2013 in Features

Courses and circles for aspiring songwriters are becoming popular, but do they help? We check out a workshop in Bristol…