Trance Music Can Provide You With an Escape From Reality

Trance music is the way to escape from reality. These days we all need a path of escape, it is necessary. These are trying times for all of us, and we cannot allow stress and pressure to destroy our lives and our health. Meditative music is a non-destructive way to rid you body and mind of stress. It is a way to be free, to forget about all else that may be happening in our lives.

Too many people just bottle up their problems and negative emotions. This is very destructive practice. Our bodies are not designed to operate under that kind of stress. Just like high-performance machinery wears out quickly, so will your body and mind if you put it under a demanding load for a long period of time.

Trance music will bring you into a sort of meditative state. If you allow the music to take you away you can even achieve an “out of body” experience of sorts.

Now, beat software is advanced enough that anyone can produce their own unique music right on their laptops. Beat software is extremely affordable and is very simple to use. If you pick a quality beat software your tracks will even be recorded in broadcast quality.wav files!

This opens a whole new dimension to meditative music. Beat software allows anyone to produce trance music which means there will be much more on the market with much more diversity. Many people are looking for an escape, and trance music is their escape. If you download beat software and start producing professional quality music you could even market and sell your tracks for a lot of money!

Nadel Paris is an EDM artist and a music producer. Nadel writes about music and its various genres, other related topics and shares her experience she has over the years. She offers expert advice and great tips regarding all aspects of music genre through her blogs.

To know more about Nadel visit her here: http://www.nadel-paris.com/

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Rap Music Evolution in U.S

Rap music has basically originated from the African-American culture of praise singing of the griots and hence it does not connect to the American roots. This music style, having an illustrious history, was popularized late in U.S. and hence it still poses to be a minority artist creation. It is majorly considered to be a fad left to fade away but factually, it is a musical art form prevalent in United States since 1970s.

It is basically intertwined with the hip hop culture which also includes break dancing, appearance, graffiti and the attitude of people who subscribed to the mores and traditions of this subculture. The present state of this genre is a result of the influence Jamaican music had on this music and major American artists and their styles and the technology which played a major role in its evolution in the United States.

The origin of this genre was Bronx in NYC which was full of poor people accompanied by crime, drug addiction, and unemployment which gave a surge to street gang activity. The first ever street gang was called Black Spades of which, the well-known hip hop legend Afrika Bambaata was also a part.

The early eighties brought a culture of music and dance in clubs with a major spread of graffiti. Graffiti connected people like Keith Haring and Fred Brathwaite, better known as ‘Fab Five Freddy’. Graffiti and rap music originated from the same cultural conditions and some prominent graffiti writers went on to record and play an influential role in the development of the rap industry, for example FUTURA and PHASE 2 and Fab Five Freddy.

Break dance was also an integral part of hip hop which affected rap music. The dressing style of loose pants by blacks was emulating a style that had originated in prison. The point here is, though this industry was proportionally influenced by the blacks, its primary audience was white and lived in the suburbs. Rap music can withstand the influence of other (ethnic/social) groups and still remain popular and flourish.

As this music evolved and became popular, even women rappers came to the front; it maybe because there are more women buying records who would like to relate to women artists and there are more guys who want to hear a woman’s point of view. Female rappers besides offering a different attitude have shown that rap can be far more significant and flexible than its critics have admitted.

Sometimes, this music serves only as dance music and the people cannot understand what the artist was saying. This goes on to show that, it is the beat and the rhythm that is more important and the rapper’s role is to match the intensity of the music rhythmically. This also explains why some records whose lyrics are racist or so violent in nature can be so popular.

Also, there are many other influences like gospel music is one musical area in which they are beginning to produce their own rappers. This music cannot influence other types until rap music itself is not influenced by other styles.

In U.S., even though this genre is a billion dollar business, both black and white local radio stations are still reluctant to play it for fear of loosing advertisers. They fail to understand that now this music style has reached such a level where record companies cater almost exclusively to rap music.

Rap music in America is indeed a minority which deserves more credit and recognition. There is still more evolution to achieve for this music style in U.S.

Nadel Paris is an EDM artist and a music producer. Nadel writes about music and its genres, other related topics and shares her experience she has over the years. Her new album “Ooh La La La La” is now available for purchase on iTunes. It features remixes by your favorite EDM DJ’s like Ray Rhodes, Pascal, Starbright, Cyphonix, Drew G and DJ M. Chicago. Two of the beats “Oh La La La” and “Funk it Up” feature rapper extraordinaire KXNG Crooked I.

To know more about Nadel visit her here: http://www.nadel-paris.com/

The Balance Between Beat Making, Creativity & Copyright Law

Let me say straight off the high hat that creativity & copyright law do not make instant bedfellows! Within beat rap there is a tendency to sample, which is both quick & easy, versus “copyright ownership” highly focused on what may constitute theft. The discussion can veer between litigation on the one hand and ignorance on the other. The basic problem is how to objectively measure how much of the remixed song “borrows” from the original.

One of the current stumbling blocks to licensing copyright (and thus incentive to copy without paying) is administrative overhead and cost. Recording licenses can be obtained at a flat fee normally ranging from $100 to over $10,000. This is countered by royalties to recording owners of between 0.5 cents and 3 cents per track sold. 15% of the original new work’s musical composition copyright might be assigned to the original author, and if extensive looping and reuse is employed, up to 66% may be allocated.

Non paying sampling artists have two current defense strategies that they can deploy: de minimis and fair use. De minimis is the most commonly used defense as it claims that the re-use is basically trivial and therefore does not amount to infringement. The definition of “trivial use” is normally very vague and courts can resort to using ordinary lay listeners in an attempt to untangle the issue! Fair use on the other hand can employ open parody using the justification of “social purpose” based on intended criticism or commentary.

If you really want to circumnavigate the whole copyright issue and can read music AND you are feeling the funk then Public Domain Music may be worth a look. Who knows, maybe you get an IDEA from this? Any composition (not sound recording) copyrighted before 1922 in the USA may be used without limitation. Unfortunately there is no “international copyright” so you will have to delve into your local copyright laws if outside the US.

All of this of course distracts from the intended aim of being creative. Admittedly legality only really gets in the way of creativity when enough money is involved! If you sample Pink Floyd and then distribute it widely then the chances of litigation go up. Everything should be based on an idea (the thing that makes you go) in the first place. If you add sounds later that alter your original framework or concept then that’s just the way things go!

Nadel Paris is an EDM artist and a music producer. Nadel writes about music and its genres, other related topics and shares her experience she has over the years. Her new album “Ooh La La La La” is now available for purchase on iTunes. It features remixes by your favorite EDM DJ’s like Ray Rhodes, Pascal, Starbright, Cyphonix, Drew G and DJ M. Chicago.

Also read here: Strategies to A Great Song Writing Experience

Beat Making Software – 3 Crucial Pieces to Make Your Own Beats

With so many choices, finding the right easy to use beat making software that will fit your needs can be confusing. Here’s 3 things your beat making program must have if you want to make beats that sound hot.

Transport Bar: The transport bar is an essential part of your beat software because you can use it to do basic things like play, record, stop, and rewind. But the key feature here is that it lets you speed up or slow down your beat. This is known as your BPM (beats per minute) or Tempo.

Most beat making programs default to 120 BPM and you can adjust it up or down from there.

Setting your BPM depends on the style of beat you’re creating.

If you’re making a dance beat you would set the BPM higher than if you are creating a Hip Hop beat or RnB slow jam.

For example, if you’re making a club type beat like Ushers “Yeah” you would set the tempo around 95-105 BPM. But if you were making a slower “snap” beat like DFB “Lean Wit It Rock Wit” you would set between 75-85 BPM.

Sequencer: Now that you’ve decided on the style of beat you’re creating and you’ve set your BPM, it’s time to bring the beat to life! The sequencer allows you bring to life your music ideas by “drawing” the notes in the Sequencer.

You can also set the beat software to record mode and tap out the music or drum pattern using on screen piano keys and pads. This is useful if you can feel the beat or melody but aren’t sure where to place each hit. Basically, the sequencer is a grid that represents time. You use this grid to place the notes and drum sounds exactly where you want to hear them play.

Be aware that some software is meant to be played as a digital instrument only (known as VST’s) and needs a sequencer in order to create a beat. Without a sequencer you can’t make beats. So make sure the beat making software has a sequencer!

The Mixer: Ah, the mixer! This is where you polish your beat and create balance between instruments. If one sound is so loud that it’s drowning out the other sounds, you can turn down the volume of each instrument within the mixer.

This is something that new beat makers tend to skip. However, properly mixing within your beat making software will increase the sound quality dramatically helping you get that HUGE and highly hypnotic “industry” sound!

Nadel Paris is an EDM artist and a music producer. Nadel also writes about music genre, other related topics and shares her experience she has over the years. You can listen to her songs on itunes, spotify or on amazon.

Also read here: Making Beats – Simple Tips by Nadel Paris to Consider

Louis Jordan – One Of The Most Important Contributors To The Birth Of Rock & Roll

Louis Jordan was one of the most important figures in the developing stages of rock and roll music;

  • Jordan came out of the New York big band swing scene in late 1930’s
  • Leading his own band by 1942 playing a style called jump blues. Example is Caldonia (below)
  • Jump blues was the bridge between big band swing and rhythm & blues (R&B) of the late 40’s
  • R&B of the late 40’s emerged into Rock & Roll

He had it all covered; he was an energetic entertainer who wrote great catchy songs loaded with wit and humor, sang, band leader, played the alto saxophone.

Even though the tenor is my favorite and the one I play, Louis Jordan’s approach to alto was like a tenor. Another alto player like this is Earl Bostic and later Edgar Winter. By that mean it sounded big and ripping and he made it wail. Most other guys were playing this raunchy style on the tenor.

If you’re new to the sax or just like any kind of swing jazz, jump blues, R&B, and rock & roll music then you gotta love Louis Jordan. He was a true inovator and his brand of Jump Blues was a big influence on R&B and rock & roll. A few other artists that credit Louis Jordan as a major influence are BB King, Van Morrison, James Brown, Chuck Berry, and Ray Charles to name a few. That’s some pretty good company!

Louis Jordan’s best known song is probably Caldonia, unfortunately it’s one of those songs that has been beaten to death because so many have recorded it. Still, the reason for that happening in the first place is that it’s such a great song. Caldonia’s opening horn lines are so natural and perfectly fitting to the walking blues shuffle the rhythm section is playing that I don’t even remember ever having to “learn” those lines, you literally just sing them out of your horn. You can hear this in many of his songs…. just natural, sing-able, perfect horn lines.

Louis Jordan must have been the most prolific songwriter of the genre in his time. They didn’t call him “king of the juke box” for nothing… He had 57 hits on the R&B charts between 1942 and 1951.

A couple of them are Knock Me a Kiss and Saturday Night Fish Fry.

A few of Louis Jordan’s contemporaries who were also hitting the charts were Wynonie Harris, Cab Calloway, and Louis Prima. These guys were also great contributors to this very important and innovative musical period of the 40’s.

Louis Prima: one of the few whites that made it to the R&B charts, and, he was writing songs that black singers were covering and charting as well. This was years before he went to Vegas and had a very successful career as one of the most popular acts there.

Another interesting fact about Prima was that a song he wrote in the mid 30’s Sing, Sing, Sing was recorded by Benny Goodman and remains as one of the most definitive songs of the swing era.

Cab Calloway had a similar song writing style as Jordan, very humorous and witty. (The hi-de-ho guy) The big difference with these two was their sound; Jordan usually worked with 5 or 6 guys and Calloway had the full big band complete with rhythm, trumpet, trombone, and saxophone sections…you can say he had one foot in the swing sound and one in the R&B sound.

Wynonie Harris was one of the more popular “blues shouters” that was singing jump blues music. Two others that come to mind are Roy Brown and Big Joe Turner (who recorded Shake Rattle & Roll long before Bill Haley). Harris released the Roy Brown song Good Rocking Tonight in early’48.

This version recorded by Wynonie Harris is considered by some to be the first rock and roll song. There’s a couple other songs that come into this argument which will probably go on forever but that’s not my point here. Either way, Harris’s version of the song is right there as one of the very first songs that started this revolution called rock and roll. Roy Brown’s version recorded just months earlier didn’t have the same effect because it just didn’t rock; it was more of a jumpin’ blues. Harris’s was done with a much stronger back beat which emphasised the 2nd and 4th beat of the bar, complete with hand claps to really drive it home.

This was 1948 and it was coming from an R&B artist and it made such an impact that everyone else wanted to record a “rocking’ song. The movement was fast and furious and people wanted to call it something other than just R&B because it was different… hello rock and roll!

By the mid 50’s the new rock and roll era was in full swing and this created some problems for Jordan so he re-recorded many of his hits of the 40’s that had been done before the new rock sound came to be. To add the new flavor producer and arranger Quincy Jones was called in and added the rocking guitar of Mickey Baker and the great tenor saxophonist Sam “the man” Taylor.

What a difference a decade makes; Listen to the 40’s version of Caledonia and then the 50’s version. Also the 40’s version of Ain’t Nobody Here but Us Chickens and then the 50’s version and you’ll hear a huge difference in sound, style, and feel.

Nadel Paris is an EDM artist and a music producer, recording artist. She is making her statement as a female vocalist and a sole composer of all her songs and hope that it will inspire many others to do the same. You can listen to her songs on itunes, spotify or on amazon. To know more about Nadel visit her here: http://www.nadel-paris.com/

Electronic Dance Music – From Public Nuisance to a Respectable Profession

Just two decades ago, people used to get horrified with the tales tabloids used to tell of drug fueled profligacy linked to electronic dance music. Two decades later, seeking a DJing or rapping career or following the hip hop culture has become the new “in thing” among the youngsters.

So how did the public opinion on electronic dance music change so dramatically in such a short span of time? Let’s take a look at what it was before and where it stands today.

The Rave Scene

When electronic dance music first entered America in the 1990’s, it was not adopted because of the rave way in which it was being presented by the artists. It was isolated and fallen apart and was largely associated with underground rave parties.

Expansion

As more time passed by, hip hop artists as well as electronic dance music began to attract a new group of people and incorporated new and innovative genres of music into it. It began to have a wider appeal to people because it directly addressed the lives of the people involved.

Open Acceptance

Today, no matter if it’s a 16 year old school going music lover, or a 35 year old Wall Street professional, EDM has swept away everyone alike. It has exploded in an era where social media, huge festivals, cheap music technology and information about the hip hop artists is all at the finger tips of this generation.

Preference over Traditional Bands

Today, rather than going to the concerts of traditional pop and rock bands, people prefer attending an event where they could enjoy electronic dance music. DJ’s and hip hop artists have begun to make a lot more than professional singers, and the trend continues to grow at a rapid pace.

No One Uses the R-word anymore

With all the white dress codes combined with super expensive sets, the big club nights can really no longer be called ‘raves’. If there is the next big dance event coming up in your town, there is no way that a big-name DJ is not making an appearance. Hip hop artists have rightly earned the reputation of knowing their audience and thus the music is exactly according to their taste.

The dance music culture is becoming a rising commercial tide, and with it, it has introduced several impressive names such as Nadel Paris that have totally revolutionized what EDM stood for just two decades ago.

Nadel Paris is a music producer, recording artist, musician and her music is a mix between different styles: Dance, EDM, Pop, Urban …etc. She is making her statement as a female vocalist and a sole composer of all her songs and hope that it will inspire many others to do the same. You can listen to her songs on itunes, spotify or on amazon.

Also read here: The Past & Future of Dance Music Styles

 

How to Appreciate Music? By Nadel Paris

Do you know the facts needed to be considered to appreciate music? Why do you listen to music? Which types of music make you feel the best?

In short, we can say, Music refers to an art whose real medium is silence and sound. The common elements of music are rhythm, dynamics, pitch and the sonic qualities of texture and timbre. Since the starting of music-industry, music has developed to that extent that none would have dreamed 400 years ago. Still, audio-visual presentation has influenced our lives a lot. From entertaining music to the daily TV, the audio music or video musical songs have us glued to their message.

But, how to understand and appreciate a message? Even if this message is not what you’re searching for, you can still find out how it comes to you. Professional music composer Nadel Paris says that if you understand all the terms that go into producing a musical presentation, you will see whether what are being presented which were produced carefully and with you in thoughts or without thoughts and aren’t really worth of your attention.

You usually listen to the music for entertainment. You may want to take a rest from your daily routine and visit into other world. The world of dreams and at least a world that will make you forget your tiredness, sadness, monotony for couples of minutes or may be more than an hour.

What’s better than this sinking into musical ocean, flying in the air or even sleeping on a beach. It’s wonderful from time to time believing that you can just get what you want through some awesome words accompanied with the music that goes exactly the way you want.

What actually makes difference between the music in which you literally forgot what you really are and the music that is more than boring.

It totally comes down to the genre taste, and the accompanying words or lyrics that describe every single thing that matches to your thoughts. They will deeply encroach upon all of your organs down your guts and blood in all of your vessels.

You will be feeling happy, angry, sad, excited or hopeless in a very short time that depends upon the theme of the music or song. The most amazing aspect is that most of these songs or music is composed with cordial efforts of one or more persons. They represent the thoughts and skills of those artists. Moreover, as music can be composed with the help of more than one musical instrument, the combination can be amazing and the enthrallment is going to rest on how well each musical art is going to be applied.

Who will not want to dive into the deep ocean of music and get himself lost into a world of dreams? Who will not want to go to the deepest part of his thoughts?

Now, you understand how to appreciate music, right? The life is yours and you know the thing that you love the most. Make the choice, play the music and let your heart have what it wants.

Nadel Paris is a singer, music producer, songwriter, dancer, and recording artist. Her music is a mix between different styles: Dance, EDM, Pop, and Urban

Nadel writes about music genre, other related topics and shares her experience she has over the years through her blog.

Also read here: Jazz Music Artists That Helped Define Jazz

What Makes A Female Vocalist Very Alluring To The Public?

There is always a female vocalist who has a huge and cult-like following. She is somebody that is very powerful, a lot more influential when compared to people in politics as well as many other high-ranking officials. She demands the love of numerous individuals. Her influence reaches tens of millions globally. Vocalists as well as many other celebrities are incredibly influential in that way. Simply because of the popularity of social networking nowadays, the effectiveness of renowned actors cannot be contested. Renowned performers have numerous fanatics and subscribers in social media marketing. Their viewpoints count a lot. The fans are always eager to hear about their life stories.

It is true that a female vocalist can be as popular as a guy singer. You might assume that solely man vocalist could be exceptionally famous because of the devotion of women fans. But these days, girls can be as crazy about women performers as they are about guy performers. Women musicians earn the admiration of their male counterparts. They are a force to reckon with. They also get a huge income, much like the prominent male performers. These days, a girl singer carries a significant position in the music world. Female pop stars earn a huge amount of money, far more than what a regular worker earns. If not for the many millions of fanatics, music superstars would never make just as much.

So what makes a female vocalist special to her followers? Usually, it’s simply just the X-factor and her appeal. Just look at the renowned lady balladeers and also lead vocalists. They actually attract fans like a moth to the fire. But if you think about their looks, they aren’t so gorgeous whatsoever. They do not have the bodies of any model as well. It is really their styles that set them apart from several other artists around. Most of the time, copycats don’t survive in the music sector. On the contrary, audience really love listening to singers with creativity. People are usually happy with performers who have something totally new to present.

Probably the explanation why a female vocalist has got so much appeal is mainly because she is not reluctant to talk about her own life stories. Followers can relate to her. Whenever a vocalist shows her real feelings to her followers, she gets their trust as well as concern, hence making her seem like an average person. The singer who finds time to reply to the emails of her own fans over the internet really makes herself a lot more adorable. Sometimes even the mothers and fathers of teenagers become fans of the artist after they realize that she’s a good example to their own kids. A singer that is not associated with bad news as well as publicity is well-loved by her followers. If she supports the good cause of various institutions, she really elevates her stardom. It’s no surprise why various companies want to join legendary vocalists as their ambassadors. They can easily acquire numerous users by getting a renowned performer promote their brand.

When a female vocalist can compose and write her very own music and songs, she will be enhancing her market value, hence making her more attractive to the public. Once she creates music and songs about her own life experience, she gets more support from her admirers. Admirers appreciate it if the performer could write music regarding positive stories. Female vocalists can write sad music as well, but they should do that in moderation. Fans could only tackle a minimal negativity. Quite a few young audiences normally appreciate vocalists that write about breakups. It is simply because could identify with the lines of the song. When the performer creates melodies concerning empowerment, the number of her followers rises, especially when the songs sound sincere and powerful enough to touch the fans. So long as a female vocalist constantly improves herself as well as her own skills, she will keep her supporters entertained and fascinated with her.

Nadel Paris has an amazing voice, beauty, humility and maturity that will strike you all at once as soon as you meet her. She is making her statement as a female vocalist and a sole composer of all her songs and hope that it will inspire many others to do the same. Nadel wants to empower other people and strives to produce other artists and open doors for them. She feels it’s a win-win situation to discover talent. You can listen to her songs on itunes, spotify or on amazon.

Also read here: The Facts Beyond Jazz Music by Nadel Paris

The Journey of a Music Artist by Nadel Paris

Music is something that is beyond human characteristic liking and disliking. It is liked by everyone though its genre can be different. Some may like the classical music style or to some hip hop and rock style would be worth making a choice. Besides these there are several genres available with the music like the Indie music, band stars, jazz etc. Several Music Artists have been involved with the music that has been rocking the earth with their talent.

There always remains a desire in every mind to be a rock star or a renowned Music Artist. But its not that easy to the heart throb. There is a long way ahead that needs to be covered before one can claim to be an established Music Artist. Several obstacles come in the way to be a Rock Star. A great music artist is never created, he is born. The genes of music are present there in his blood right from the beginning that guides him over the musical path. In this context family background plays a major role. Then it takes years of learning to know music from deep insight. Every body around the world can sing, a few of them can sing better but it’s the learned Music Artists alone who can sing and play music in rhythm.

A Music Artist may have learned all the lessons but when he enters the world of reality, the actual verve begins then. It may be easy to learn music but its not that easy to establish yourself as a Music Artist. Circumstances and the prevalence of tough competition in the market keeps on pulling you back. Usually people are attracted to a particular personality and it becomes very difficult for the new Music Artist to grab their attention towards himself. Shortage of money is usually seen as a major cause that pulls an artist behind. If some are able to survive it takes years of struggle to manage the hype worth being noticed. And by some bad luck if the performance doesn’t remains up to the mark, the journey comes to an end before its beginning. Usually it is seen that the emerging Music Artists are often misguided or mislead that diverts them from the right track rather than bringing them close to their destination. So this stage requires a great attention and disciplined life style so that you remain aimed at what you are exactly made for.

Nadel Paris is one such artist who defeated all adversaries and established her name in the music world by her hard work and talent. Nadel is a recording artist, musician, music producer, songwriter, dancer, published author, and screenwriter. Nadel wants to empower other people and strives to produce other artists and open doors for them. She feels it’s a win-win situation to discover talent. You can listen to her songs on itunes, spotify or on amazon.

Also read here: Female Pop Music Artists – Shaping a New Pop Music Era

Rules in Music Can Be Inspirational: Nadel Paris

To many in the field of music, the talk of music rules can bring up a lot of resistance. Music is supposed to be about freedom, not the restraint of rules! There is a dividing line between total freedom from rules whereby anything goes, and the extreme rigidity of total rule based music as taught in schools. Nadel Paris’s advice is that rules are good guidelines to start with, and once you know them, you can begin to break them.

In the beginning rules are necessary to learn the language of music. They form the basis of music much like learning the letters and words of the English language are necessary to begin speaking. From this starting place, one can begin to use these letters, words, and phrases in different ways and combinations and rhythms, so long as one is speaking and the audience listening can understand the communication. At this point one can venture off and explore from the solid bedrock that the rules provide.

Though many regard classical music as the most rule based music of all, the masters actually encouraged improvisational technique. Bach trained his students to not only learn to play the music of the great masters of the time, but also to improvise on it, thus perhaps improving and finding better “rules”. Creative thinking was encouraged, and following instructions was used to illustrate one way of doing things, and ultimately a springboard to creative expression in sound. Students were persuaded to improvise by altering the basic structures as regards to meter, time, addition and subtraction of notes, and other spontaneous compositional techniques. Bach only allowed students to join his school that could demonstrate some of this basic exploratory compositional ability.

If you come from a traditional classically trained musical background, you probably have never had the opportunity to allow yourself to deviate from accepted note for note training. This is something that can be developed with practice though. For some this can be an advantage as the previous training can be a liability when one begins to compose, as they have a solid foundation in the rudiments of music. For others this can be a disability as they may be afraid to venture out into the unknown, having been immersed for so long in familiar territory.

The same principle applies to song form. Knowing the different types of song forms possible is liberating in the beginning, as one will have a structure to base explorations from. It is important when in unfamiliar surroundings to have a map to explore an area the first time through. Over time, as the rules of form become familiar, a composer can begin to deviate and drive down little cul de sacs exploring the terrain as the whim surfaces in the composer. The map is important in the beginning to start driving, and that is all that rules help with. This logic can be extended to chord progressions, melody lines and so on.

Once again, rules are just avenues of behavior that past composers have taken and that have been analyzed. Beginning composers should learn them to get themselves started on the path of becoming composers. They are not set in stone, nor is taking a contradictory route “wrong”. The basis and excitement of music composition is in the exploration of unknown terrain. They serve us well in the beginning, but once one is fluent, they are meant to be broken, bent and abused on your way to becoming a unique music composer.

Nadel Paris is a recording artist, musician, music producer, songwriter, dancer, published author, and screenwriter. Nadel wants to empower other people and strives to produce other artists and open doors for them. She feels it’s a win-win situation to discover talent. You can listen to her songs on itunes, spotify or on amazon. To know about Nadel visit her here: http://www.nadel-paris.com/