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6 08, 2018

Stories from Songwriters and Musicians

By |2018-08-07T08:50:02-04:00August 6th, 2018|Categories: Opportunities, Stories|Tags: , , , |

Over the years, Indie Music Bus has received literally thousands of music submissions from very talented artists. Many have included stories along with the submission offering insight into themselves, their art and their lives. How can we let such stories go unread? Stories help to add meaning and understanding to ones music don't you think? Over the next few months and into the future, many of those wonderful stories will appear on our pages and on to you the reader. You will find our first pick by Evan Diamond below! If you would like the chance to be featured here too, feel free to submit music and your story today! We are looking for stories to be 450 words or longer and up to 1,000 words. Music Stories from Songwriters and Musicians   Evan Diamond Our first featured story is by [...]

26 07, 2018

The Power of Non-Power Chords by @GhostlyBeard

By |2018-07-26T10:48:57-04:00July 26th, 2018|Categories: Guest Author, Stories, Tips|Tags: , , , |

My first attempt at learning classical harmony was a failure! I was 16 or so then and was interested in learning more about music and especially how to write. What stopped me from learning classical harmony was one of the rule that you learn early on: it says that you shouldn't use consecutive fifths. It's the biggest no-no that you will be taught: "Consecutives are the no.1 bad guy in figured bass! You must NEVER write consecutives." (see https://www.mymusictheory.com/for-students/grade-6/175-the-rules-of-harmony#con5) At the time, I was mostly interested in rock music, and one of the thing that you will hear all the time in rock, on the guitar at least, is power chords, and power chords are nothing more than root+fifth(+octave). You will hear them all the time, in any kind of rock music... They are easy to play, they are easy [...]

8 05, 2018

Independent Musical Artist Stories

By |2018-05-08T08:59:37-04:00May 8th, 2018|Categories: Official, Opportunities, Stories|Tags: , , , |

Introduction Over the years, many of you, thousands, have submitted your musical artist stories, including from our Indie Music Monday platform, along with your bio's and music. The other day I was thinking, man, many of these stories are really good! Then I got to thinking that it might be a good idea to share some of them with our readers. So, I have written some code to extract them all from the submissions so that I may go over them and pick out a few each week to feature here at Indie Music Bus. I still have a bit of work to do yet before I can make this happen, but it won't take long. What do you think about this? Comments are open at the bottom of this page. Musical Artist Stories Stories are the main attraction for [...]

18 06, 2017

Great Stories Sell

By |2017-06-18T17:57:01-04:00June 18th, 2017|Categories: Stories|

Using stories can help to promote just about anything, great stories can 'sell' just about anything, even ideas. So we asked our musician/band followers on Facebook to share their stories with us and offered to feature some of our favorites. If you would like to have your story featured here, visit our Facebook page and this ► TOPIC to share it on. Stories by Randy Wayne Belt of Barley Station You've probably heard "lead them to the bedroom door but don't let them in" in songwriting? This song 'Like Destiny' leads you to a secret spot on the beach that on you can see in your mind. Have you been there? Yes. You have. We are made of memories. The idea of our upcoming album title "Back There Somewhere" is the concept that we are indeed made of memories and we [...]