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Issue 12.3 - June 2009
ISSN 1480-6975

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I n T h i s I s s u e :

@-- Editor's Musings
@-- Music Reviews - Chip Withrow, Alex Jasperse & Don Sechelski
@-- New Artist Spotlight Additions
@-- Songwriting Book Review - by Ed Teja
@-- Musical Notes - Songwriting Contests & Market Info.
@-- Muse's Clues - Songwriting Web sites that inspire - brought
to you by singer/songwriter & teacher, Irene Jackson.
@-- Featured Article - The Swing Of Things - by Paula Carpenter
@-- On Site Featured Article - An article already online for your
viewing pleasure.
@-- Classifieds & Useful Services
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E d i t o r ' s M u s i n g s :

Welcome back to another issue of The Muse's News, folks! I don't
know if I say this enough, but thanks very much for subscribing.
Especially those who have stuck with me through the ebb and flow
of email communications over the years (I've been at this for
more than 10!). I know how hard it is to keep up with things and
how easy it is to get overwhelmed with the various emails that
probably flood your inbox. Thanks for reading. When there's so
many other demands on your time, I feel that needs to be said. :)

I hope I'm providing you with a good mixture of inspiration and
information to help you improve your craft. And if you're
interested in talking with other like-minded folks, there's a
bunch of fantastic people participating on the Muse's Muse
message boards at Why
not register and get to know some of your fellow songwriters?

In the meantime, here are the raffle winners for this month.
Read on below to see how you could be one of them!

* Sarah Calvert, from Toronto, ON Canada, has won a copy of
Virtual Studio Systems' Lyricist software

* Billy Newell, from Anniston, AL, has won a copy of's Musician's Toolkit CD

* Bill Hoover from Catonsville, MD, has won a copy of
Bronson Herrmuth's "100 Miles To A Record Deal"

* Shelly Phelps from Edmond, OK has won a copy of the
book reviewed in last month's newsletter: The Jazz Theory Book By
Mark Levine ( The review can be seen

Interested in grabbing up one of these fantastic raffle prizes
for yourself? :) Feel free to write to me with your first two
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In the meantime, have a wonderful June!

All the very best,


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M u s i c R e v i e w s : Chip Withrow, Alex Jasperse
& Don Sechelski

A slow month this time due to holidays and such. But we'll be
back to our usual productive selves by next month. :)


Chip Withrow:

* Autocondo
* Red Shepherd

Alex Jasperse:

* Autocondo
* Pericardium

Don Sechelski:

* Ronley Teper
* Marsupial


For bios on each of the reviewers, see . If you're
considering sending in your own CD for review, you can also view
that page to find out which reviewer reviews your genre. Thanks!

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N e w A r t i s t S p o t l i g h t A d d i t i o n s :

Great music is only a click away!
Here are just some of the great CDs highlighted in the
Artist Spotlight section of The Muse's Muse at

Durojaiye Versatile - Genre: ELECTRONIC 

A musical memoir or documentary that is mentally stimulating,
visual, tightly composed, artfully arranged and well produced.
Filled with electronic soundscapes, strokes of Hip-Hop, Late
night jazz-funk and soul. A CD that will attach itself to music
lovers of alternative electronica, Downtempo, Ambient and Jazz!
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S o n g w r i t i n g B o o k R e v i e w : by Ed Teja

The "RealEasy" Ear Training Book
A Beginning/Intermediate Guide to Hearing the Chord Changes

By Roberta Radley
As a conscientious songwriter you probably spend a fair amount of
time studying songs that are hits, that are successful in your
genre, or do something interesting that you might borrow and
adapt. Listening is good. Transcribing is better. If you find
transcribing other people's songs, or even your own, a difficult
and tedious process, you aren't alone. One thing that can make it
easier to know what is going on in a song, even those that are
only inside your head, is ear training.

There seem to be a number of approaches to ear training, and I
can't claim to have evaluated them, but Radley's approach
certainly makes a great deal of sense. It starts with hearing
bass lines, then moves to triads and then into more complex
patterns, including inversions. Two CDs provide examples and
practice material that let you test yourself (the answers are in
an appendix). She provides ideas for real world practice and ways
to engage the musicians you work with, helping them as well as
you, improve your ear.

None of this is easy, much less "RealEasy," but it is not
complicated. You put in the time and the results follow. Having
said that, it does start out simply. I confess to having
selective hearing in that my brain has decided that some musical
intervals are easy and others hard. Thus, the discipline required
here is to do the easy exercises as thoroughly as the difficult
ones. One thing that helps me be thorough is the fact that Radley
has thrown in a couple of twists that she wants you (and me) to
learn. First is the Solfege system. When I played with bands in
Venezuela, I was confused because when I asked for the key of a
tune, I was told "do" or "fa." Welcome to the world of fixed
Solfege. In this case, "do" is the key of C and "fa" is F. This
is a world of notes and keys expressed according to the familiar
do, re, mi notation - I still had to count on my fingers for a
long time. Here, however, Radely uses movable Solfege, where "do"
is the root and moves with key changes, making "la," for
instance, the sixth note of the scale beginning on whatever "do"
is at the time. Don't worry if that sounds confusing, as she
explains it far more clearly and thoroughly. One reason for using
it becomes clear as you do the exercises — it gives a new
perspective on the notes. You don't fall back on the familiar,
and this accelerates the learning. And if you think that do, re,
mi is familiar, trust me, there is an additional vocabulary to
learn that lets you notate accidentals as well.

The second twist is that you also transcribe the music using the
note scale numbers. Again, this rounds out your perspective of
the notes. Both systems have a way of making you think of the
role the note plays as well as what the note is. This is
important in hearing changes and more complex textures. To move
you from recognizing single notes and triads, Radley introduces
horizontal and vertical approaches to taking musical dictation.
Vertical is, of course, hearing chord qualities, such as minor,
major, diminished and augmented. Horizontal focuses on notes
within the chord, and the third as a guide tone, for instance.
This is where you begin to really hear changes happen. These
sections can, I think, improve your songwriting immensely, as it
provides insight into how chords relate and can help teach us to
create strong progressions.

Along the way to improving your ear, you can't but help improve
your knowledge of music theory. After all, theory is just a
description of what it is you are hearing. In each chapter Radley
presents a short, clear summary of the basic theory that you will
be practicing hearing. Thus, in chapter nine, on seventh chords,
the introduction clarifies what makes up a major 7th sound and a
dominant 7th sound. Because the publisher of this book (Sher
Music) also publishes a series of books that help to teach the
jazz repertoire, Radely is able to tap into these and reference
many of the lessons to tunes in the first volume of the series.
You don't need the other book (What? You don't have it already?)
you can do without it. She also provides a discography that
includes examples from the lessons, and you wanted to listen to
classic music anyway, right?

Like so many good texts, this is not a book that you read and put
away — but spending the time will produce significant rewards.
Some time spent training your ear now means hours of time saved
later when you can "hear" that elusive chord or tonal texture and
know what it is without searching for it on your instrument. If
you want to take your songwriting to the next level, it might be
time to get your ear in training.



Ed Teja writes a broad range of music. His songs and
instrumentals have appeared in television shows (Court TV and
Discover Channel) and in a variety of videos. He has had two CDs
released by Morrhythm Records ( and is
currently cowriting songs with an exciting singer who is working
on her second CD. As a performer, Ed has appeared at strange
venues in Hong Kong, Canada, St. Martin, Bequia, Venezuela,
Grenada and Trinidad, as well as the Silver City (New Mexico)
Blues festival, Pickamania, and the Tucson (Arizona) Folk

You can hear some of Ed's music at:

If you'd like *your* book reviewed (as long as it has something
to do with songwriting, of course!), please do email us and let
us know!


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M u s i c a l N o t e s : Songwriting Contests & Market Info.

In the interest of conserving space, I will only be including
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Rachael Sage won top honors for her original song "Hunger In
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M u s e ' s C l u e s : by Irene Jackson

©1998-2009 Moonstone Productions All Rights Reserved.
Used By Permission

I love some of the creative ideas people come up with for
websites! I stumbled upon this one while I was trying to come up
with a version of a Facebook tag that had been going around a
month or so ago. The idea was to create your own album cover by
finding a funky band name from one website, the name for the
album on another, and a picture to use for the album cover from

I thought it was pretty funny, so I tried to come up with a
version that would work for creating a song. As I was Googling,
I came across (, an
absolute gem of a site for songwriters, especially those who are
not great musicians, to come up with chord progressions or
different musical feels for their songs. It takes a few minutes
to get used to the interface, but essentially what you can do is
pick and choose the chord progressions, then the instruments,
including drums, guitars, bass, pianos, synths and organs to
create a bed track for your song! There are a number of styles
for each instrument to choose from and you can also fiddle with
the tempo and the time signature. At the end of it you can save
your creation or simply play it back. If you were clever enough,
all you would have to do would be to find a way to record the
result into your own computer so you'd have it to record your
vocal (or someone else's) afterwards.

Or you could send the resulting tracks to someone online and have
them do the rest of the recording or a new version, because
they'd have a good idea of how you want your song to sound. What
an excellent tool!

Some of the members on the website also create YouTube videos to
go with their creations, and JamStudio posts a "Featured Artist"
video for all to see. There are help videos for those of you who
need a bit of a primer as to how to use the interface, and lots
of examples of other's works.

These parts of JamStudio are free, but they are a company and
obviously trying to make a little money from their site, so they
have some "try it free" aspects, like their JamRecorder, which is
a recorder/mixer with up to 8 tracks, which you eventually have
to pay for.

But the whole purpose of the website is summed up in their
introduction which talks about creating a "musical sandbox" for
anyone to use, not only for learning to play an instrument, but
also for writing songs.

So go ahead and play in the sand!


Irene Jackson is a performing songwriter from Victoria, BC in
Canada. Aside from writing, recording and performing, she also
maintains a website for songwriters that includes tips, articles
and a songwriter's messageboard.

Songwriting Tips:

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F e a t u r e d A r t i c l e : By Paula Carpenter

The Swing Of Things © 2009

HELLO AGAIN... to all my songwriting friends and hopefully
SOON-TO-BE friends, as well as my terrific (and talented!)
consulting clients. It has been awhile, hasn't it? Our kind
web-mistress Jodi gave me a couple of years for 'time off' to
complete a move (back to a city I love!), take care of some
precious family –- which is ongoing -- and to re-charge.

Part of my saga is that a few years ago, my husband and I had a
big life - change when we decided to buy and move to a GORGEOUS
ranch in Texas and become a part of the ranching industry, which
we loved! Managing the ranch was a big job that required both
our focus. (What does it say about me that it was reeeally hard
to focus on running the marketing of a cattle ranch AND at the
same time on writing/co-writing/pitching/consulting with
clients/writing columns/speaking at songwriter meetings? Whatever
it says... it is what it is!) So...we decided to make ANOTHER big
change and move back to the city (she says with a definite touch
of longing for the country in her voice) focus on getting
back into the swing of things.

Now to re-start this songwriting conversation...

WOW! Speaking of how things are swinging/have swung: Has the
music industry changed or WHAT over the last ten years!?
Technology of course has made all the difference. What
fascinated us in the beginning 10 - 12 years ago about the
internet, with all the heretofore UNHEARD-OF opportunities for
marketing ourselves -- proved to be a big catalyst for the
merging/downsizing of the big, high-falutin' (high-falutin' – a
carryover from my ranch/cowboy days), untouchable, old-school
music industry. Not to mention it provided EVERYONE on the planet
with the tools to download/ burn/steal the work of millions of
hard-working songwriters and artists.

And yet, re: those opportunities I mentioned, all the while this
technology began to provide us with AMAZING tools to use to pitch
our songs, our projects, our gigs, and ourselves! (Aka,
Facebook, Twitter, Songcloud, CDBaby, MusesMuse, and so much

So here's the deal: there is basically NO EXCUSE ON THE PLANET
anymore for people NOT to know who you are, what you write, HOW
you write, who's cut your songs; or if you're an artist - how
you sound, what's your style, where you'll be playing next. Just
no excuses AT ALL. Well... that is, unless you don't have access
to technology. But then if you didn't, you wouldn't be reading
this, so it's a moot point. Back to what I was saying: NO

So... first off, if you haven't already, go out there and find
yourself some software/a website that allows you to either
download or purchase software to build your own website (I highly
recommend this over the pay-someone-else-to-do-it; you can update
it much more often if you do it yourself)… and let's get

Then... get yourself on Facebook / My Space, Twitter, and the

I'm guessing most of you have already done this... if not, well
time's a-wasting.

And if you haven't already, as you look around the landscape of
the music industry and the MANY forms it takes now – independent
artists now known all over the world, artists with old-school
'big-time' record deals, independent / self-published songwriters
succeeding and getting cuts, songwriters WITH publishing deals...
as you see ALL forms that success can now take... now is the best
time EVER to ask yourself, as I did years ago:


Tune in soon for MORE encouragement... and while you're on the site,
be sure to take a look BACK at my previous columns.

It's great to be back in the SWING OF THINGS!

Visit Paula's column at


Paula Carpenter is a multi-genre songwriter, with cuts in pop
(Jessica Simpson), country (Michael Peterson's DRINK SWEAR STEAL
& LIE) and contemporary Christian music (4Him, Susan Ashton &
others). Having made her mark as an exclusive staff writer for
several large Nashville publishers, she is familiar with "making
it happen when you don't live in a major music center"! Founder
and President of StarBright Music
(, a Texas company which produces
Music Business Seminars, she spends her time songwriting,
speaking, consulting, & most recently, in recording the FIRST of
several STARBRIGHT MUSIC instrumental projects, PATRIOT'S DREAM,
due out in February. With a publishing co. in the wings, she has
17 years of expertise to share!

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" O N S I T E " F E A T U R E D A R T I C L E :

Songwriting - It's a Piece of Cake! - by Paula Carpenter

What? You thought songwriting was hard?? And here Paula is
telling us it's a 'PIECE OF CAKE' ?? Don't let this title fool
you! Songwriting is ANYTHING but easy, and Paula's latest article
will give you a very BASIC 'recipe' on how to cook up a song that
your listeners will enjoy, savor, and remember!


Music Life: 9 - MUSICAL PRODUCTIVITY! - Part 4 - Record Final
- by Brian Donovan

The final chapter in a saga of information about going from
inspiration to final recording...


The Rearview Mirror - by Mick Polich

We're always leaving something behind in life.....or are we? Some
musicians keep on keepin' on with the same hits from yesteryore.
Mick looks at the 'rearview mirror' concept with a nod to rock
and roll pioneer Chuck Berry.....


C l a s s i f i e d s & U s e f u l S e r v i c e s :


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