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2017 AMC SONG OF THE YEAR : Do you agree ?

Do you agree ?  Many liked Keith Urban’s “Blue Ain’t You Color……

Song of the Year

“Blue Ain’t Your Color,” Keith Urban (Clint Lagerberg, Hillary Lindsey, Steven Lee Olsen)
“Die a Happy Man,” Thomas Rhett (Thomas Rhett, Sean Douglas, Joe Spargur) — WINNER!
Humble and Kind,” Tim McGraw (Lori McKenna)
“Kill a Word,” Eric Church feat. Rhiannon Giddens (Eric Church, Luke Dick, Jeff Hyde)
“Tennessee Whiskey,” Chris Stapleton (Dean Dillon, Linda Hargrove)
“Vice,” Miranda Lambert (Miranda Lambert, Shane McAnally, Josh Osborne)

Read More: 2017 ACM Awards Winners List | http://tasteofcountry.com/2017-acm-awards-winners/?trackback=tsmclip

2017 ACM Awards Winners List

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2017 Academy of Country Music Awards Winners:
Entertainer of the Year

Jason Aldean — WINNER!
Luke Bryan
Florida Georgia Line
Carrie Underwood
Keith Urban

Male Vocalist of the Year

Jason Aldean
Dierks Bentley
Thomas Rhett — WINNER!
Chris Stapleton
Keith Urban

Female Vocalist of the Year

Kelsea Ballerini
Miranda Lambert — WINNER!
Maren Morris
Kacey Musgraves
Carrie Underwood

Vocal Duo of the Year

Big & Rich
Brothers Osborne — WINNERS!
Dan + Shay
Florida Georgia Line
Maddie & Tae

Vocal Group of the Year

Eli Young Band
Little Big Town — WINNERS!
Old Dominion
Rascal Flatts
Lady Antebellum

Album of the Year

Dierks Bentley, Black
Florida Georgia Line, Dig Your Roots
Maren Morris, Hero
Keith Urban, Ripcord
Miranda Lambert, The Weight of These Wings — WINNER!

New Male Vocalist of the Year

Kane Brown
Chris Janson
Chris Lane
Jon Pardi — WINNER!
Brett Young

New Female Vocalist of the Year

Lauren Alaina
Cam
Brandy Clark
Maren Morris — WINNER!

New Vocal Duo or Group of the Year

A Thousand Horses
Brothers Osborne — WINNERS!
Dan + Shay
LoCash
Maddie + Tae

Single Record of the Year

Keith Urban, “Blue Ain’t Your Color”
Florida Georgia Line, “H.O.L.Y.” — WINNER!
Tim McGraw, “Humble and Kind”
Maren Morris, “My Church”
Miranda Lambert, “Vice”

Video of the Year

Chris Stapleton, “Fire Away”
Various Artists, “Forever Country” — WINNER!
Tim McGraw, “Humble and Kind”
Kelsea Ballerini, “Peter Pan”
Miranda Lambert, “Vice”

Song of the Year

“Blue Ain’t Your Color,” Keith Urban (Clint Lagerberg, Hillary Lindsey, Steven Lee Olsen)
“Die a Happy Man,” Thomas Rhett (Thomas Rhett, Sean Douglas, Joe Spargur) — WINNER!
Humble and Kind,” Tim McGraw (Lori McKenna)
“Kill a Word,” Eric Church feat. Rhiannon Giddens (Eric Church, Luke Dick, Jeff Hyde)
“Tennessee Whiskey,” Chris Stapleton (Dean Dillon, Linda Hargrove)
“Vice,” Miranda Lambert (Miranda Lambert, Shane McAnally, Josh Osborne)

Vocal Event of the Year

Dierks Bentley (Feat. Elle King), “Different for Girls”
Various Artists, “Forever Country”
Florida Georgia Line (Feat. Tim McGraw), “May We All” — WINNER!
Kenny Chesney (Feat. Pink) “Setting the World on Fire”
Chris Young (Feat. Cassadee Pope), “Think of You”

Songwriter of the Year

Ashley Gorley
Luke Laird
Hillary Lindsey
Shane McAnally
Lori McKenna — WINNER!

Read More: 2017 ACM Awards Winners List | http://tasteofcountry.com/2017-acm-awards-winners/?trackback=tsmclip

John Mayer’s story and his opinion how he got to where he is today:Inspiration

Have you ever needed to be inspired ?

Sometimes it helps to hear another’s struggle (s)especially when the end result is the success that you  have been attempting and seems to be out of reach as a lyricist and or songwriter .

Is John Mayer any different than any of us ? We all have a story. Here is his story, told by him , to inspire you !

John Mayer attended Berklee Music for only a semester or two and goes back in 2008 and 2011 to talk about his experiences at Berklee and since leaving.

It felt inspiring to me and thought it would be something that might inspire you too. The first video is entitled appropriately inspiration.

I will write my take home message that I got out of the video  in two weeks giving everyone hopefully a chance to review and get their ideas to share. I will post as a link so as not to be a spoiler for any new comers to the blog. Enjoy and be inspired !

Here is the first video  :

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Moving On and Getting Over John Mayer( Song Structure)

“AABA Song Form / American Popular Song Form / Ballad Form

This is one of the most commonly used forms in both jazz and early to mid-twentieth cetury popular music. The AABA format was song form of choice for Tin Pan Alley songwriters of American popular music, an East Coast USA songwriter scene based in New York City, in the first half of the 20th century. Tin Pan Alley included songwriting greats like Irving Berlin, Harold Arlen, Sammy Cahn, Hoagy Carmichael, Dorothy Fields, Johnny Mercer, George and Ira Gershwin.

The dominance of the AABA format faded out during the 1960s with the rise in popularity of rock ‘n’ roll and the rise of groups like The Beatles. Before The Beatles broke off into other songwriting formats, they heavily utilized the AABA format in many songs.

This song form is used in a number of music genres including pop, jazz and gospel.

Structure Of AABA Song Form

In modern terminology the A section is repeated as the main section of the song and is known as “the verse”.

The A sections are similar in melody but different in lyrical content. The phrases of the A sections often comes to harmonic closure.

This is followed by the bridge (B) which is musically and lyrically different than the A sections. The bridge gives the song contrast before transitioning to the final A section. The B section often provides melodic, harmonic, rhythmic, or contrast in texture. The B section is known as “the Bridge”, “Middle Eight” or “the Release”. It presents the listener with a change in mood in the song, often using contrasting melody, lyrics and chords.

Derived versions of this form (AABABA or AABAA for example) or AABA with the addition of a coda (or “outro”) are not uncommon. Where necessary readers should confirm the meaning of terms in our music glossary.

The standard AABA song form is 32-bars long, with each section of the song being 8 bars long.

AABA-song-form
Examples of AABA song form:
1.”Harlem On My Mind” (1933, by Irving Berlin)
2.”Blue Moon” (1934, by Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart)
3.”Heart And Soul” (1938, by Frank Loesser and Hoagy Carmichael)
4.”Blue Moon” (The Marcels by Mel Torme)
5.”Over The Rainbow” (Judy Garland, 1938, by by Harold Arlen and E.Y.Harburg)
6.”Crazy” (1961, Patsy Cline, by Willie Nelson)
7.”That’ll Be The Day” (1958, Buddy Holly)
8.”From Me To You” (1963, The Beatles, Paul McCartney and John Lennon)
9.”Yesterday” (The Beatles, 1965, by Paul McCartney) ”

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http://www.songstuff.com/song-writing/article/aaba-song-form/

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John Mayer new album song release and insights to his path of success

John Mayer has been very successful and has shared his ideas of the reason for his path in some available video on YouTube. I ‘ll be bringing them and give my take away message in hopes you can be the best you want to be. Meanwhile, enjoy the new music . Lyrics below. What can you tell me about the structure?

Moving On and Getting Over
John Mayer
Produced By John Mayer, Martin Pradler & Chad Franscoviak
Album The Search for Everything – Wave One

[Verse 1]
Moving on and getting over
Are not the same, it seems to me
Cause you’ve been gone, I’m growing older
But I still can’t seem to get you off my mind
And I do believe I feel you all the time

[Verse 2]
Moving on and getting over
Are not the friends they used to be
It’s been so long since I got to hold you
But I still can’t seem to get you off my mind
And I do believe I feel you all the time, all the time

[Bridge]
Tell me I can have the fact you’ve loved me to hold onto
Tell me I can keep the door cracked open, to let light through
For all my running, I can understand
I’m one text away from being back again
But I’m moving on and I’m getting over
I’m-a getting over, I’m getting over
I got to get over

[Verse 3]
Moving on and getting over
It’s been so long; it just goes to show you
That I still can’t seem to get you off my mind (get you off my mind)
And I sure would like to see you one more time
[Outro]
It’s taken me so long just to say “so long”
Maybe it’s all wrong, but I’m moving on
I’m gonna get a new girl
It’s something I can do, girl
To try to get me through, girl
Cause I’m moving on
I’m moving on
And I’m moving on
I’m moving on
And I’m moving on
Consider me as good as gone
Cause I’m moving on
I’m moving on
Moving on, baby
Moving on
Moving on

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59 th Grammy Song of the Year : “Hello” Adel Adkins & Asheton Hogan

Song Of The Year went to :

“Hello” — Adele Adkins & Greg Kurstin, songwriters (Adele)

What made this song stand out? The lyrics? the melody? the harmony? the voice? All or some combination ?
Let me know what you think. What can be learned from this song in regards to writing a hit ballad?

List of nominations :
Song Of The Year:

“Formation” — Khalif Brown, Asheton Hogan, Beyoncé Knowles & Michael L. Williams II, songwriters (Beyoncé)
“Hello” — Adele Adkins & Greg Kurstin, songwriters (Adele)
“I Took A Pill In Ibiza” — Mike Posner, songwriter (Mike Posner)
“Love Yourself” — Justin Bieber, Benjamin Levin & Ed Sheeran, songwriters (Justin Bieber)
“7 Years” — Lukas Forchhammer, Stefan Forrest, Morten Pilegaard & Morten Ristorp, songwriters (Lukas Graham)

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Your Invisible Power and writing lyrics. Deconstruction of your mind

The Invisible Power is a book written by Genevieve Behrend, more important it emphasizes that your mind controls your destiny. It is not the world as much as you see it, or visualize it. The book has ten chapters and you can find 6 of them with my summary at this point. It occurred that some learn better by hearing rather than reading. I have found the series on YouTube and for your convenience will post a link here. You might want to get ahead of my blog and are welcomed to go to YouTube an watch.

The importance of Your Invisible Power, the brain, if you do not believe that you can write great lyrics , then you will not write great lyrics no matter the hundred of videos, books, lessons, and teachers that you approach.

Listen to this first chapter about visualization and then practice it . You can also read my editorial .Follow the suggestions and free yourself of any doubt. With an open mind, you will be able to understand and put into action the blog that will follow ” Deconstruction of a song ” but first you need to deconstruct your mind. Remember the song ” Unbreak My Heart”

Commercial Country Songs


I recently had a new member ask about country songs and I got this great  video  with 5 tips on how to write commercial country songs.
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To Write A hit Country Song : 2017 per Bernard Group
Top 5 Ways Summary:
1. 2 verses : 75 % only 2 verses
2Three choruses : reach in less than a minute
3.No bridge or short bridge( 50% less of successful country songs have no bridge
4.Simple 3 or 4 chords
5. Title obvious in every chorus, twice per chorus
50 % hit country song last line of the chorus

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