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Exercise: Make it Musical

When it comes to musicals, most people tend to either love them or hate them. Regardless of your thoughts on musicals, you’ve probably heard at least one or two songs from them that get stuck in your head. (I’ll note here that I’ve been bopping along to Rewrite the Stars from The Greatest Showman for… Continue reading Exercise: Make it Musical

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Music as Inspiration

Music is a universal force. No matter where you go in the world, part of the culture includes songs, instruments and the like. Which is why it should come as no surprise that music can also provide a lot of inspiration. Music, like literature, breaks down into genres. Folk, R&B, country, classical—genres in music as… Continue reading Music as Inspiration

Exercises

Exercise: Sing to Me

Music is a powerful form of communication. Across languages and cultures, songs hold a prominent place in both history and storytelling. And that's exactly what we're tackling today. As an exercise: Set your music to shuffle and press play. Build a character based around the first song that comes up. Really listen to that song… Continue reading Exercise: Sing to Me