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🎚️ How to Play Your Fader Like an Orchestra 🎚️ production

With just one week left until my Orchestral Mockup Fundamentals course release date, I thought I'd share a little preview from...

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🎻 Is Orchestral Practical or Creative? 🎹 composition

My parents recently got a chance to hear a piece from a live recording session I had with a full orchestra.

After listening, my Mom asked...

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🀯 The Explosive Music of Oppenheimer πŸ‘‚ listening

I finally got the chance to see Oppenheimer in theaters a few weeks ago, and was quite literally blown away by the incredible score composed by...

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😒 Losing Passion for Your Art 🧠 mindset

The irony of full-time creative work is that many people pursue them to escape a 9-5 and do what they love…

…only to work twice as...

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πŸ“² Find Focus in a Busy World πŸ€– workflow

Having trouble focusing on composing or creating? Here are a few ways to help make it easier:

Turn Everything Off

Nothing is more invasive than...

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πŸ€·β€β™‚οΈ Six Reasons You're Not Getting Composing Work πŸ’Ό finding work

 It's tough to make money making music.

Here's some harsh truths about why you might not be getting hired (yet):

You're not skilled enough.


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🚩 Three Client Objections to Watch Out For πŸ’¬ communication

When a potential client says any of these three phrases, be very cautious about taking them on. They're common traps to make you feel...

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🎢 Composing Memorable Melodies 🎹 composition

The Building Blocks of Great Melodies

To write a melody that your audience will remember, you need to know the 3 basic ingredients of many great...

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πŸ’΅ How Much to Charge for Composing πŸ’΅ money


Per Hour, Minute, or Project?

The Problem with Hourly

Hourly pricing in the creative space presents two problems.

Firstly, a client...

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πŸŽ₯ Why I Made YouTube Videos for $7/Hour πŸ’Ό finding work

I've been making YouTube videos for over 15 years. I started my channel in 2006, beginning with piano covers and slowly shifting to educative...

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