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Can a melody created by artificial intelligence be copyrighted?

By |2021-07-02T19:17:55+00:00July 2nd, 2021|Categories: Songwriting Articles|

By: Barry DeVorzon Damien Riehl and his partner Noah Rubin seem to think so. Damien Riehl is an attorney and self-described musician/songwriter and Noah Rubin is a programmer and self-described musician/songwriter. They created a program and an algorithm that they claim has written every melody possible. They further claim that since they put this vast amount [...]

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Learning How to Write Songs

By |2021-04-06T19:25:56+00:00April 6th, 2021|Categories: Songwriting Articles|

By: Barry DeVorzon Learning how to write songs is not unlike learning how to play an instrument. The difference is, you have a teacher when you’re learning to play an instrument and you don’t have one when you’re learning to write songs. Almost anyone can learn to play an instrument, but not everyone can learn to [...]

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What’s more important, the melody or the lyric?

By |2021-01-15T03:12:50+00:00January 15th, 2021|Categories: Songwriting Articles|

By: Barry DeVorzon Some people think melody rules and others think it’s the lyrics and there are strong arguments that support both beliefs. I’ve been a songwriter all of my life and I am privileged to have been able to do what I love most and to be successful at it. I would have to say [...]

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Creating Colorful Melodies Using Intervals

By |2020-11-12T18:11:40+00:00November 12th, 2020|Categories: Songwriting Articles|

The old adage states that first impressions count, and nowhere is that as true as in your songwriting. While lyrics and chords all create emotion in your song, there is one tool that can add mood instantly. That is the interval. The interval is a true musical hero, able to impart meaning into sound with just [...]

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