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How recording artists compose their songs

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We have heard songs that captivated our hearts. If you are a musically inclined and want to write your own songs, you are in the right place. Our group has people who love music so much. We asked them how they write their songs, how they get inspiration, and other technical stuff that they use in composing great music. So, read through our list and get better at composing your own song.

Find inspiration

Great artists are good in conveying their emotions through their songs. They find inspiration that can spark that creativity and urge to write something. Sometimes, there are events in their lives they want to record through writing. It could be a painful break-up, the birth of their first child, they met someone interesting, or simply they enjoy the company of their cat.

Move your body

Many composers believe that they become more effective whenever they had a good exercise. It helps them to be more focused and creative in writing songs. While exercising, their mind goes into a traveling state and ask themselves questions on what should be the feeling of their music, what note they would use, and how to arrange it. Once the exercising session is done, they write their thoughts and proceed with the composing process.

Travel

Travel is a great way to unplug and refresh your mind from that the things that’s keeping you from writing good music. Great artist that we know bring their guitar whenever they travel. They say that ideas come when you least expect it and usually when you are not trying too hard. And when ideas come, they play their guitar and write the notes and lyrics.

Start with the basic

Professional composers suggest that you learn the basic first. Listen to the beat and count to learn the timing and phasing of the song. Once you have mastered the tempo, it’s time to learn the chords. Musicians recommend that you start with chords instead of learning the notes. Because when you learn the basic chords it’s easy to play any songs and it gives you versatility without being dependent to a music sheet.

Record everything

According to composers, you should record everything. The best way to know your progress is to record everything. Sometimes, artists tend to make many changes to the song, they often listen to their draft recordings to find out which works and which not. They check recordings if there are details of the song worth keeping or needs furnishing.

Why spending with nature can help you relax?

Man Relaxing

The air is different

The city life provides every comforts we need like air-conditioned rooms, food everywhere, bathrooms, and other leisures of life that we have access to indulge everyday. However, we still find ourselves the need to detach and take sometime for some nature adventure. Why is that? Because humans are made to live with nature. Our body needs oxygen that comes from nature. We can breathe the city air but it is nothing compared to the kind of air you can inhale when you are surrounded with trees. There is that relaxing sensation it provides. If I get to choose to live in a rain forest, I think will take the chance. The problem is I’m already trained to live in a city where all my needs are provided for. But I don’t forget the importance of nature in my life. It is a place I can simply become my self again. Far away from the condescending world of the city. It is a place where I can simply unplug and relax while the nature sings for me.

The natural light in the forest is packed with vitamin D

Vitamin is D is essential for calcium absorption, good blood flow, and blood pressure regulation. Lack of vitamin D can make you moody and less happy. The vitamin D coming from the sun not only helps you become healthy but also helps you achieve well-being. These are the things we usually we take for granted in the city. We hate the sun because it burns the skin. Well, if you are in a rain forest or surrounded with trees, you’ll find sun exposure a good thing. The shade of the trees balances the heat and filter the light for you, so when the rays reach your skin, it will be a pleasurable experience. See, that’s how nature loves and protects us. We should protect it in return.

Nature calms us down

Did you have a bad day in the office? You are very mad and you feel like shouting “I QUIT”. But you know you can’t quit, maybe, what you need is a short break. Whenever this happens to me, I go for a hike. I let my body get tired while freeing my mind with so much thinking. Once my body can’t go on anymore, I rest then I meditate. I often fall asleep during this process and every time I woke up, it feels like a brand new day. I can take another hitting again. The sound of nature for me is very reassuring that everything is going to be okay. It reminds us that there’s more to life than stress and working too hard. Nature reminds us that we need to be natural again, reminds us of who we truly are.

3 Great Apps for the Outdoors

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Sometimes the grindstone that is daily life can be a little too much to handle that you just want to escape for a while and find your balance. And there is nothing like the great outdoors to provide you with the change of pace and scenery needed to beat the blues and stress away. Whether it is at the best campsite in Sequoia National Park or in nature areas near and far, here are some great apps that will help you make the most of your nature and outdoor adventures.

1. AllTrails
::: Android and iOS
Looking for biking, hiking, or running trails? The AllTrails offers a wealth of information on where to find the best trails near you. With 50,000 trail maps you can download and use offline and other easy-to-use features, you can hike, bike, or run to your heart’s content in some of the best trails in the world.

2. National Parks by Chimani
::: Android and iOS
The National Parks by Chimani app provides a comprehensive list of the National Park System. It provides a wealth of information and guides on national parks including top attractions like monuments and so much more. One of its greatest features is that you can download the maps you need so you do not have worry about not having any internet connection to access whatever information you need in the wilderness.

3. First Aid by American Red Cross
::: Android and iOS
This app provides instructions, step-by-step guides, videos, and more to help you respond to first-aid emergencies in a proper way. You can find information on basic first-aid treatment as well as other links that will point you to other American Red Cross services like first aid training and more.

The Power Of Spa Music

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What’s the first thing you notice in spa centers?

That’s right! Its ambience, followed by Zen music playing in the background.

But do you know what makes spa music unique?

That’s right again! It comes from nature itself, playing in the background like you’re experiencing it firsthand.

Be it the sound of tree leaves rustling in the strong wind or the sound of raindrops falling on the hard ground, spa music can truly make a person relax like no other.

Even more so, spa music helps:

One Clear The Mind

Contrary to popular belief, relaxation is not just limited to your physical aspect. It can also refer to your mental aspect, wherein relaxing helps one clear the mind. No matter what you’re thinking right now, spa music is there to help clear the mind off things that will only make you think more than the healthiest dose of thinking – and eventually, make you stressed enough to get your focus on things that involve any kind of mind activity plummeting down.

Ladies and gentlemen, that’s the power of spa music.

One Calm The Heart

Contrary to popular belief, relaxation is also not just limited to your physical aspect and mental aspect. It can even refer to your emotional aspect, wherein relaxing helps one calm the heart. No matter what you’re feeling right now, spa music is there to help calm the heart off things that will only make you feel more that the fittest dose of feeling – and ultimately, make you worried enough to get your concentration on things that involve any kind of heart activity also plunging down.

And ladies and gentlemen, that’s the power of spa music.

It’s time to buy that spa music CD you’ve checked out yesterday, right?

How about you?

What do you think is the power of spa music?

Share your thoughts with us below!