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5 Ways to Make Your Songs Spooky for Halloween

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5 Ways to Make Your Songs Spooky for Halloween by  | Oct 15, 2015 | Halloween | As Halloween approaches this year we’ll all be surrounded by spooky tunes, haunted melodies and scary soundtracks. As a musician you might find yourself wondering: what makes that music so Halloween-y? Wonder no more! Whether you’re a budding song-writer or film composer, want to improvise some suitably scary sounds during October, or just wish you understood why the music you hear does (or doesn’t) sound like a horror show, here are 5 tried-and-tested ways to add some spook to music.


New track! \"Halloween Robo-Bop\" teaches Chord Progressions

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DOWNLOAD THE New track! \"Halloween Robo-Bop\" teaches Chord Progressions
New track! "Halloween Robo-Bop" teaches Chord Progressions
by  | Oct 26, 2012 | Halloween | Have you been joining in our trick-or-treating? Some dreadful delights await you! Today we have an extra special spooky gift for you… A new Unravelling Music to help you hear more in music! Who said that ear training couldn’t be fun? Enjoy learning while listening to great music on your iPod! The Unravelling Music series is designed to help you learn, wherever you are – just by listening to music. Spend a little time getting to know the track using the extra clips and track notes provided, and then simply listen to the track to reinforce what you’ve learned. For this Halloween special, the audio examples will help train your ears to hear chord progressions commonly used for pop songs – with some special spooky changes for a horror twist!

8 Excellent Halloween Music Activities

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8 Excellent Halloween Music Activities
by  | Oct 20, 2015 | HalloweenChildrenTeachingWebsites, Apps and Downloads | It’s that time of the year again! Halloween costumes, crazy and freaky Halloween-themed food and parties — and none of it would ever be complete without some spooky, scary Halloween music… To help make your Halloween suitably musical we have compiled this list of 8 excellent Halloween music resources you can use to bring a terrifying twist to your kids’ (or your own) music learning this October. You can also use them during a party or while trick-or-treat-ing. Of course, these are all beginner friendly so that everyone can have a good, musical Halloween. So without further ado let’s indulge in these spook-tacular goodies!


Improvisation: How to Score Halloween Horror

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Improvisation: How to Score Halloween Horror
by  | Oct 29, 2012 | Halloween | Learn how to improvise your own Halloween horror music. Before laptops and Logic, TV and and Technicolor, early horror film composers at the dawn of the 20th century used improvisation to enhance the silent silver screens. They composed hauntingly dramatic scores, freaky monster music, and thrilling moments of Halloween horror by combining improvisation and traditional classical music scores.


Creative Commons Music License Explained

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Argofox Creative Commons: royalty free music downloads for YouTube videos and Twitch streams to avoid copyright strikes!



New FREE ear training download – Happy Halloween!

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DOWNLOAD THE FREE HALLOWEEN TRACK HERE: New FREE ear training download – Happy Halloween!

To celebrate this, the spookiest of holidays, we’re releasing a special, freetrack in the Unravelling Music ear training series. The track is titled “Halloween Eve’s Birthday Bash”, and it’s been created specially as a holiday treat by Sabrina Peña Young (who composed the Introducing Intervals album).


FILMMAKER MUSIC SCHOOL - LOGIC TUTORIAL - SABRINA PENA YOUNG

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Film Music Workshop by Award-Winning Composer Sabrina Pena Young Buffalo New York October 16 2017
Learn basic audio editing and advanced effects and sound design.



A Halloween Treat: Classic Song-Writing Tricks

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READ THE FULL ARTICLE HERE A Halloween Treat: Classic Song-Writing Tricks A Halloween Treat: Classic Song-Writing Tricks by  | Oct 28, 2015 | HalloweenSong Writing | Wish you had some fun new Halloween music and an easy way to train your musical ear in suitably spooky style this October? Look no further than John Anealio’s Halloween E.P. Let’s listen together and see what musical mischief might be lurking in its four tracks… You may remember John Anealio as the composer of the beautiful and relaxing instrumental track Echoes of Espers in our recent article “Open Your Ears to 5 Kind of Soft Songs”, but did you know he’s also a talented singer-songwriter who writes nerd-culture inspired songs about topics like steampunk, Game of Thrones, Lego and superheroes? Like ‘Weird Al’ Yankovic and Jonathan Coulton he’s a master of gently playing with song-writing traditions to create catchy-yet-subversive tunes that sound instantly familiar while totally distorting the norms of…

Open Your Ears to Halloween Haunt Music

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Halloween is coming, slowly creeping up on us. And now, we are giving you the opportunity to open your ears to some haunted music that will give you thrills and chills. Sam Haynes is a professional composer of Halloween haunt music. He previously wrote a fascinating guest article here on Easy Ear Training providing insight into the pro techniques of horror music with his CD Welcome to the Horror Show. Today we’ll listen in to five tracks from his new compilation offering royalty-free Halloween music (meaning you can use it in your own projects for free). Brace yourself to get served with some music that will surely give you shivers down your spine!

BUFFALO HORROR SHORT FILM - LIFE LINE - S Pena Young

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On a dark and very stormy night, Ofelia D'Jesus finds that her drive home determines her destiny in this retro Buffalo New York horror film by award-winning composer Sabrina Peña Young. Created for the Buffalo Movie and VIdeo Makers Annual "Shorty" Short film contest, hosted every October at the Screening Room in Amherst, Buffalo, New York.

3 Tips to Jamming on Guitar

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Going over 3 useful tips to jamming with other musicians. Make sure you know how to play with dynamics, ensure that everybody knows their role in the jam, and communicate with each other as to what is going on, no surprises rhythm player!

Film Music Workshop by Award-Winning Composer Sabrina Pena Young Buffalo New York October 16

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PRESS RELEASE: Film Music Workshop by Award-Winning Composer Sabrina Pena Young Buffalo New York October 16 
Award-winning Buffalo, New York, composer Sabrina Peña Young will be giving a film music workshop Monday, October 16th at 7:20PM at the Screening Room, located at the Boulevard Mall in Amherst, New York. The Cuban-American composer and indie filmmaker will discuss basic audio editing, copyright, music licensing, film music, and sound design for free for the BMVM (Buffalo Movie and Video Makers), America's longest running film organization of its kind, since 1934. 
"My hope is to give filmmakers the tools they need to make a great soundtrack to their film and learn the basics of working with film composers and musicians when syncing music in post production." - Sabrina Pena Young. The film music workshop is FREE for all attendees, of all ages. This workshop is meant for filmmakers, musicians, composers, actors, editors, students, amateurs, and professionals in the …

How To Write Lyrics - 3 Fundamental Songwriting Tips

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How To Write Lyrics - 3 Fundamental Songwriting Tips - Urksongs

Jimmy Kimmel on Mass Shooting in Las Vegas

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After the tragedy in Jimmy’s hometown of Las Vegas, he sends love to everyone affected, talks about the major gun violence problem we have in this country, calls out the senators who are in the pocket of the NRA, and asks for common sense and action from our elected officials to ensure that something like this doesn’t happen again.

10 Songwriting Tips for Beginners

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10 Songwriting Tips for Beginners

End Writer’s Block: 20 Songwriting Tips from Andrea Stolpe | Berklee Onl...

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End Writer’s Block: 20 Songwriting Tips from Andrea Stolpe

How to Write A Song: Creating Effective Choruses | Songwriting | Tips & ...

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How to Write A Song: Creating Effective Choruses

Home Free - God Blessed Texas (A Song for Hurricane Relief)

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The way Texans have been helping Texans have been truly inspiring. All proceeds from the sales and streams of this song will go to benefit disaster relief.

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