Perhaps one of the most irritating things is when someone speaks to you with ear buds in or headphones on. It makes you feel like they are not even paying attention to you. In truth, they probably are. But that really doesn’t give them an excuse to appear to not care what you say. If you are listening to music, there are certain rules you should follow. Even though this […]

It may sound a little spiritualist for some, the idea of unlocking your “inner musician.” But it is actually not. I hold the belief that everyone, yes everyone, has the capacity to make music in some form or another. However, so many people seem to tell themselves that they aren’t good enough, or that music is too hard for them. Well, I’m here to tell you that you are wrong. […]

This is definitely out of the ordinary. I did some work today. Just to see how it would go. I tried to make my about page look a whole lot better. Tell me, how does it look now? I would love to hear your feedback. I am always looking for a way to improve this blog. I found another great blogger, who is going through a 90 day blogging workshop […]

Here’s a short little post for a day that hasn’t gone great for me… Ever been going through your day-to-day life and suddenly you think to yourself: “Dang, this would be so much better if it had background music.” Your right it would be. It seems as if in all the movies, there is a perfect soundtrack sitting right there, just perfect for the movie. But it would be good […]

I have run into another one! One of those songs that you never realize you loved until you listen to it for the first time in, what seems like, many years. Todays song for me is The Sound of Silence. If you have never read the lyrics, I highly encourage you to do so. They are full of meaning (even if I don’t really know what that meaning is). Here […]

This post was written by Jaelithe, a guest contributor. If you are interested in writing for Sound Called Music, feel free to contact me and let me know what you might be interested in writing about. Writing songs is tough work. But whether you’ve been in music classes since your tricycle days or you’re just buying your first pack of picks, the more you write, the easier it gets. Sometimes […]

This may be a little out of the ordinary, but bear with me. Fans of Suzanne Collins’ Hunger Games trilogy were treated with something special on Sunday at the MTV music awards. The first sneak peak of the film, being adapted from the book by Lionsgate, disappointed some, and elated others. But the most interesting thing I noticed occurred in the last 10 seconds of the clip, when all of […]

Every once and a while I run across one of those songs that we have heard, but didn’t realize how much I liked it until I really listened to it. The song, Hallelujah, was originally written by Leonard Cohen. I am not a huge fan of the original, but I love many of the covers (Susan Boyle’s and Alexandra Burke’s are good examples). This song came up in a playlist […]

Perhaps the worst fear of any musician is a live performance mistake. Your going along just fine and dandy and all of a sudden you pluck the wrong note, press the wrong key, or hit the wrong drum. It sounded awful. Your band-mates (if you have any) are giving you looks. You feel stupid. Well you shouldn’t. In my talks with people that are part of an audience when I […]

We all love our music. But if there’s one thing we love better than a piece of music, it’s a free piece of music. The public domain could be considered the governments attempt at satisfying that want. Let me start, however, by saying that if you are expecting to get music by some of your favorite contemporary artists for free, then you can leave now. This is not what the […]