Songwriting and Production with Charlie Puth

In the month of August, I decided that I would take a songwriting and production class on Monthly, an online learning platform where you can learn a range of skills from music to sneaker design. This particular class was run by Charlie Puth, in the form of pre-recorded videos and deadlines for each step so …

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The Four Seasons – Interactive Story for Book Week

Happy Book Week everyone! This week, I filmed a video of me reading The Story Orchestra: The Four Seasons in celebration of Book Week! I bought this book a few years back because I thought I would start a collection of music-themed picture books for my private studio. This sadly hasn't worked out and the …

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Deadlines and Breakthroughs | CME Diary 3

During one of my nighttime scrolls through my Youtube feed, this video came up: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ls_x5s03Yd4 The receipe of Astor Piazzolla's Tangos (Decoding his music) [et oui, it's in français] This video breaks down what makes his music so unique, and what his 'recipe' for tango is. The example piece that Pierre Do analyses is Libertango, …

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A Case of Writer’s (composer’s?) Block | CME Diary 2

For context, the following account span over approximately a week (17/5-24/5). After my initial writing of my main motifs and ideas, I added some embellishments and harmony, but honestly I didn't really get much further than that. I was really stuck on how I should further develop my ideas. I tried moving away from composing …

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Baby Stepping some Rustic Dances | CME

I created a baby steps composition task aimed at Stage 6 (Y11-12), modelled after Rustic Dances by Tristian Coelho. Click here to access the website There are 6 tasks split into 3 themes; inspire, experiment and motif. The first two tasks are listening and research based tasks, the 2nd two are simple tasks relating to …

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