How to Submit

Throughout this site I ask for readers to submit the songs they’ve come up with in applying my exercises (they can be found in the Reader Submissions section).  

Submitting is simple. Here are the guidelines:

  1. Tell me which exercise you followed.
  2. Don’t worry about recording quality.
  3. For most exercises, lyrics can be nonsense. “Da da da” is fine.
  4. Song fragments are fine.
  5. Include a link to your music website if you want me to link to it.

I’m currently improving the submission system, so in the meantime either send a link to your downloadable mp3 to organizingsound> or send the mp3 itself (if it’s under 20mb).

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John Thomas Mumm has been writing and studying music since 1997. He has recorded hundreds of songs and five self-produced albums. His day job is as an academic philosopher, and in his spare time he writes fiction and brews beer. Most recently, he's started studying the fine art of the cocktail. So far he's finding that the principles of balance in drink mixing aren't completely unrelated to the principles of balance in songwriting.

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