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Synesthesia: Can you teach yourself to hear colors or see music?

For a long time I have been asking myself whether it is possible to teach myself to hear colors or see music. Yesterday, I stumbled upon an interesting TED Talk that answered my question to some extend. But before we jump right to that point let us think about hearing colors or synesthesia a for

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Granular Synthesis: One Simple Step to Make Gold Out of Crap in Music Even If It Is Rebecca Black

There is one simple and easy step to make gold out of crap in music: stretching or slowing down. When you stretch a song five or more times with the right technique you create a relaxing soundscape and therefore made gold out of crap. The following two headlines go a bit deeper in the material

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How to Write Song Lyrics: This is Where the Magic Happens

Learning how to write song lyrics is a long process that not only takes practice but also life experience. Nevertheless, sometimes you stumble upon things that open your eyes, motivate and inspire and help you to take big step in your development. The following four videos made a lasting impression on me and helped me

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How to Write a Song: Pop Song Structure

At a given point in every song writing process you have to start thinking about the song structure. Most of the time, we decide on how our song structure should look like intuitively. In many cases our intuition is based on the thousand and thousand of pop song we have heard over our entire lifetime.

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