Using Pandora for songwriting inspirationBy Don • Category: Inspiration
As a regular Pandora listener, I’m not sure where I have been the last year or two. Pandora Presents “Musicology” series is nothing short of phenomenal for songwriters. You want songwriting tips? You got em!
Just seeding stations and listening to similar bands and gaining exposure to bands I’ve never heard of has been inspiring enough as a songwriter. But did you ever wonder how a band creates its unique “sound,” or what makes a particular song so distinctive?
As the Pandora people spend their days dissecting tracks for the Music Genome Project, it occurred to them that most people don’t get to hear songs before they’re finished. They thought it might be interesting for folks to learn more about what goes into songwriting. This Musicology series is their attempt to give you an inside look at the techniques musicians use to put their signature on the music they write and perform.
They do get into a little music theory, but they’ve worked hard to make it interesting and understandable for anyone who’s even just a little curious about music. It is hosted by Pandora music analyst Kevin Seal from the band Griddle.
Definitely check it out! Below is a partial list of some of the great songwriting podcasts they have produced. They are also available as a FREE podcast subscription in iTunes. If you don’t use iTunes, you can also visit their blog and download the podcasts directly.
Check it out: