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By Julian Velard | Saturday, October 3, 2015

Whatever Happened To Song Form?

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I wrote my first song when I was 15 years old. It was an ode to Pee Wee Herman called, “Pee Wee, Why Can’t You See Me?”

Sadly there’s no recorded evidence of my nascent masterpiece, but I remember it being in traditional verse/chorus form with an eight-bar bridge.

As a sophomore in high school, I knew nothing about song form, let alone bars or beats. It was just what sounded right to me. I spent the majority of my teenage years immersed in the music of the ’60s and ’70s; while everyone else was wearing plaid and listening to Pearl Jam, my Discman had Elton John’s Tumbleweed Connection and Stevie Wonder’s Songs in the Key of Life on repeat.

By Julian Velard | Saturday, February 7, 2015

Live Musicians Will Love Apple's MainStage 3 Update

The mainstage 3 update has dozens of new features

It’s been a year and a half since Apple introduced MainStage 3, a major update to its surprisingly powerful, very affordable, user-friendly live music application.

Mainstage 3.1 recently debuted with dozens of new features and bug fixes. Some of these features will be extremely useful to power users trying to get the most out of their computer on stage.

Let’s take a look.

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