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Social Media for Musicians: SoundCloud® by Simone Hiebner, Gary Hiebner

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5Using SoundCloud as a Sketchpad

NOT ONLY IS SOUNDCLOUD AN AUDIO PLAYER, a platform for hosting and sharing music, and a great interactive online community, it can also be used as a songwriter’s tool. Use it as a place to put down rough song-sketch ideas, as a place to store different versions of your song for reference, and as a place for your bandmates to comment on new songs and add in constructive criticism. Let’s take a look at how you can use SoundCloud as a platform for your songwriting creativity.

Tracking Your Song Progression

I find that the most interesting thing about songwriting is how a song can progress over time, especially in the whole computer-music-production age. Most musicians have access to a music-production package they ...

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