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🎻 How to Learn Orchestration in a DAW 🎹 composition Oct 17, 2023

A few weeks back, my buddy Mattia Chiappa released an important video for composers writing in DAWs.

I often get asked by students for recommendations on orchestration books or scores to study....

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🔎 Find Your “Why” with Ikigai 🧠 mindset Oct 17, 2023

When I ask students, they’ll often tell me “I write music because I love it.” And I hear that.

But often as those composers try to turn their passion into a profession, they run...

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😨 Is Fear Stopping You From Networking? 🤝 networking Oct 10, 2023

(Today’s topic is taken from the Networking module of my Composing Career Bootcamp program. If you want to get paid for your music and are ready to learn some powerful new skills, be sure to...

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🐼 Weekly Listening: “Kung Fu Panda: The Dragon Knight” 👂 listening Oct 10, 2023

Some of you may know I had the privilege of composing a ton of additional music on this show for Robert Lydecker and Kevin Lax, the main composers.

They recently released an album of tracks...

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📚 There's More to Storytelling Than Theory 🎬 scoring Sep 26, 2023

Coaching students often ask me how I use theory to navigate the many emotions that music needs to convey for effective storytelling.

Theory is a great way to discover new tools, but what theory ...

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🛣️ Learn to Love the Journey 🧠 mindset Sep 19, 2023

 One of the most difficult parts about an artistic career is the the lack of a straightforward path.

There is no "magic bullet" for mastering composition, finding work, or building an...

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