Learn How To Write YOUR Songs Down!
Like a Gift from God, I’ve stumbled upon an ancient music-teaching secret that was used for thousands of years and has been pretty much forgotten!
If you’re already a professional teacher of songwriting, or if you’re just starting out with your first songs, the information in this eBook can help you save time, money, and effort, while giving you a relaxing creative boost.
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Hi, my name is Dainis W. Michel, and I’m an educated, award-winning, and honored composer and songwriter.
10 years as a full-time single dad kept me out of the limelight for a bit, but I concentrated on helping others bring out the songs and compositions in their souls, hearts, and imaginations.
I’ve developed some powerful, easy-to learn, surprisingly simple techniques, that can really move your musicianship forward.
One of my techniques is a modernization of a teaching method that’s been around for thousands of years. Because I started professional and academic musicianship later in life, and I was trying to keep up with the astronomic genius-level musicians and composers at the world-renowned Universtiy of Music and Performance Art in Vienna, Austria, I meditated and prayed for months to come up with these helpful techniques, and by the grace of God, some wonderful simplifications of complex musical topics “came to me,” and I was able to improve personally – and teach others.
Read on to find out how my methods can help you too!
Coming up with a way to notate rhythms “came to me” quite quickly.
Purchase my eBook to find out how you can transform the most rudimentary rhythmic sketches into precise notation.
If you can make dots or slashes on a blank sheet of paper, you can use this method to notate any rhythm of any complexity. Your sense for spacing computer-typeset music notation (with software like Finale or Sibelius) will also improve. People will be able to read the music you write more easily, and the faster musicians can sight-read your music, the faster you can get to interpretation and passionate performances on stage or in the studio.
In medieval music, the Guidonian hand was a mnemonic device used to assist singers in learning to sight-sing.
But I had not figured out how to really “get to” the notes yet. I learned the Kodaly solfeggio system with movable do, I tried singing fixed do, but it seemed to sprain my tongue, and the Nashville numbering presented the same problems as movable do, where you basically had to analyze the piece on the fly just to know what syllable to sing.
The more complex the music got that I was singing and analyzing (even in popular music), the more useless the available solfeggio systems became.
I needed something limitless. Something that would work for all music in all genres, from all times in history.
I was fascinated by the Guidonian hand. Hmm…a monk 1,000 years ago placed the solfeggio tones on the human hand, had his choir singers use their hands while learning their music — and his results were so fast and remarkable — that the rest of the monks were jealous?!?
Beyond being saddened that progress and efficiency were criticized, I felt like there might be a way to modernize the Guidonian hand.
…One day, I went to my post-grad music composition lessons at the University of Music and Performance Art, in Vienna, Austria (I’m still surprised they let me in), and my class had opened the piano and they were strumming Christmas Carols on the INSIDE of the piano. They were playing it like a harp.
They did not play a single wrong note. It was a bizarre jam-session and at least I can sing. So I sang along.
But I was like “how on Earth can they do that?” They were modulating from one key to the next, people were taking turns at the piano, and really the only thing that kept me from running out of the room was that I can sing.
I had to do something to keep up with these monster musicians!
…and then…it hit me!
The Michel Hand of Music
I figured out a way to put the clock, the piano, and every single note of music — onto one hand!
My sight-singing immediately improved. I started composing more complex and interesting works with a clear connection between my musical imagination and the written page.
…And students started showing up…and wow…it’s been so incredibly rewarding to help others write their songs and compositions — not only write them creatively — but write them down using notation that immortalizes the music.
Because this educational tool came to me in prayer, I was curious about whether my innovation may have even deeper roots…and guess what?
Looks like “mudras” are hand-signs used in many religions and spiritual practices.
Apparently, their power is not to be underestimaed, because…
Like a Gift from God, I’d stumbled upon an ancient music-teaching secret that had been used for thousands of years, and…
Buried! Left in the dust!
Ancient Egyptians used a system of HAND SIGNS called cheironomy to teach and perform music!
…and my modernized version…worked!!!
From that moment forward, professional music-making became a joy, instead of a challenge wrought with insecurity and fear…and I want you to feel that same level of freedom and joy!
…and then students started coming, and I’d like to tell you about my oldest student to date, a kind gentleman named Edmund Rumpler. At the time, he was in his mid 70’s, and he’d spent his whole life in marketing.
He was unable to write out his songs, although he had been playing them on his piano for years. Honestly, when he first came to me and played his songs, I couldn’t tell if they were in 3/4 of 4/4 time…he kept kind of pausing and stopping and kicking himself.
I encouraged him to write out his songs, despite his lack of skill in music notation. I don’t know if he’s still walking this earth, but every time I think of him, I have to smile, because with my help, I taught him how to do this:
It’s amazing how beautiful the premiere performance of this song was, even with such a “sketchy” score.
Respecting your musical creations, by writing your songs down, really increases the quality of your results!
Testimonial: Akash Thakkar
…fantastic resource for musicians…
“Around 3 months ago, I stumbled upon Dainis’ website when looking for resources on composition. I sent him an e-mail asking about his book “How to Write Your Songs Down”, wondering about its content and If I stood to gain anything from it, being a student at Berklee College of Music. He replied telling me that I should indeed give it a go.
“Around 3 months ago (Note: this is around 2007), I stumbled upon Dainis’ website when looking for resources on composition. I sent him an e-mail asking about his book “How to Write Your Songs Down”, wondering about its content and If I stood to gain anything from it, being a student at Berklee College of Music. He replied telling me that I should indeed give it a go.
I used this book to supplement my studies at school, and after completing it, I have nothing but good things to say about it! Firstly, let me assure you that the content in this book is extremely well written and thought out, appealing to both beginners and experienced musicians. To some, I am sure that the exercises inside will appear incredibly simplistic, but do not be fooled by this! These exercises are both unique to this book, and I can say firsthand that they are quite effective.
A key component of this book is, obviously, writing your music down by hand. I cannot stress enough about how important writing music down by hand in some way is. Before reading this book I worked entirely in a computer for my notation, and only wrote by hand when it was absolutely necessary, but after applying this book to my musical actives, and doing some research on
how the human brain acquires and processes information, I write everything down by hand before entering into the computer. The result is that I make far fewer mistakes in every composition and feel like I have a much greater control over everything that’s on the page.
In conclusion, I would like to thank Dainis for his incredible caring and kindness for fellow musicians, and for writing such a fantastic book. I dearly hope that as time goes by, this gets the recognition it deserves as a fantastic resource for musicians who want a jump start when it comes to composition.
Akash Thakkar (Berklee College of Music Student, Boston, Massachusetts)”
10+ years later…
Akash Thakkar: TEDx Featured Composer
Akash Thakkar: Composer/Sound Designer for games, animation, & film.
Congratulations that your project “Hyper Light Drifter” was nominated for 5 awards at the Game Developer’s Conference in 2017, including excellence in audio. We hear it was the #1 selling game on Steam globally upon its release — awesome!
Emily went on to sing in this choir and experienced the “Golden Buzzer!” 🙂
“This is one of the most complete collections of practical songwriting resources and ideas, both for creative inspiration and for a myriad of professional musical skills. Easy to access and great fun to read, these books are a must for the serious songwriter. Dainis’ insight into the artist’s mind is exceptional!”
Decades of Thank You’s and Accolades
Dr. Michael Schelle
“You always make me proud – as a musician but, more important, as a wonderful human being and exceptional dad!”
“I am truly impressed with both the quantity and the quality of the information in “How to write your songs down” by Dainis W. Michel. There has been a tremendous amount of work into this project and the result is a stunningly simple explanation of song writing techniques.”
“Dainis is helping my business. Highly Recommended.”
One of Many...
I was the Head of Lighting and Sound at the University of Illinois Courtyard Cafe for a while…great job, great students, great time, great memories…and most importantly…great lights & sound!
Musicoin Artist of the Week
I was voted in as the Musicoin Artist of the Week, if I remember correctly, week 39 of 2019…
Basically, if you can read time on an analog clock and make dots/slash marks on a blank sheet of paper with a pencil, this eBook can show you how to score your works like a professional composer.
I want you to feel better about yourself and your songwriting…
Look, for me, when I wrote my first solo album, I wanted to add some string and horn arrangements, and I did not know how. I felt low and embarrassed. I know what it feels like to feel self-conscious about your musicianship…
I understand how tempting it is to just accept not being able to read or write music, and that it’s easy to let people say how cool and creative you are despite your lack in “knowledge.” Yeah, yeah, you’re a “natural,” the music just flows out of you, it’s just not necessary for you to be able to read or write music…but somewhere inside…it still just feels crappy being musically illiterate!
- It feels crappy being musically illiterate at ANY level of musicianship
- It feels uncomfortable being musically illiterate when you’re just starting to strum your first chords on a guitar
- It feels crappy being musically illiterate while learning a musical instrument
- It feels crappy not knowing how to read music when others can at jam sessions
- It feels crappy being musically illiterate when singing (do you really want to keep making excuses and saying things like oh I am a natural musician and sing by ear?)
- It feels crappy being musically illiterate as a songwriter
- It feels crappy being musically illiterate as a “composer”
- It feels crappy being musically illiterate if you’re a record executive
- It feels crappy being musically illiterate if you work at or run a recording studio
…need I go on…it just feels crappy being musically illiterate!
Been there, done that, and your suffering can end now. I’ve made it easy, accessible and fun.
Buy this eBook, and learn how to grab a sheet of paper and a pencil, and shape your songs to perfection!
These composers did…
Felix Marks Film Score
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A. K. Sketch 11 years old
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L. K. Score example 9 years old
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Edmund Rumpler's Heurigen Song
Purchase to hear this student’s song! He was 74 years old and took the leap to learn how to write music…if he could do it…you can too!
A Way WIth 18 Pianos Sketch
Purchase to hear a surround-sound flute work that prepares us for this piece with 18 pianos.
For songwriting, being able to notate music is like the difference between driving a Ferarri and a used broken down Yugo! (Remember that little car?), it’s like riding a thoroughbred vs. a donkey, it’s like a diamond vs. a lump of coal, it’s like going from being a scrawny weakling to being a muscle-bound superstar, it’s like going from being in debt and not being able to afford a sandwich for lunch…to being a millionaire and being able to eat and buy whatever you want!
It just feels great!
When writing your music down, whatever kind of music it is, from pop songs, to jazz, to arrangements, to compositions, to childrens songs, to country tunes, to folk music to hard rock, to dance music, to the deeply personal and original music you make, you’ll feel:
- In charge of your music
- In control
- Creatively free
- In touch with the history of music and composition
I want you to feel that way, and that is why I’m offering you my best information, my best tools, my best tips, even song analysis and links to other great teachers and resources — for a ridiculously low price.
You even get a no-questions asked 7-day money-back guarantee. I’m inviting you to purchase my eBook, completely risk-free.
If you don’t feel the wonderful creative surge that the increasing competence in music notation gives you, simply return the eBook no questions asked.
Here are some more advantages to being able to notate your songs, you…
- Don’t need to freak out if your big hit song idea comes to you, and all you have is a scrap of paper and a pencil.
- Don’t need to rely on playback and repeat, playback and repeat, playback and repeat to shape your music.
- Can actually arrange music, and not just “say” you’re arranging music. The process of arranging happens primarily on paper (or virtual paper).
- Can shape your songs more effectively, because you can visually move song sections around and see what they would sound like.
- Can perform your songs way better, because you’ve not only internalized, but actually written the blueprint of the song: the sheet music.
Here is what you’ll instantly have at your fingertips, when you purchase…
How to Write YOUR Songs Down! eBook
Bonus! Sight-Singing for the 21st Century eBook
Bonus! Become a Better Songwriter, Guaranteed! eBook
Bonus! 1 full year of Private Songwriting Mastermind Group Access
Bonus: I will teach you how to draw the entire piano keyboard on one hand!
All of these bonuses with special surprises as well — all for only 27 USD!
That’s 87% off!
Why did I make this eBook and online learning center available to you for so cheap?
I know about 10% of you will take the next step in honoring your talent, and you will become students of mine. The price to study with me starts with donation amounts of 1,000 USD per year.
Also, I just really want you to have an enjoyable experience writing your compositions and songs. If I can just save you a couple hours per song — or if you can experience the amazing gleam in the eyes of performers when you give them YOUR sheet music — or if you experience a studio musician coming in and BLAZING your music right from the page — and you’re like ok well, I guess we’re done — after very few takes…then that’s plenty of goodness given to you at a very very reasonable price!
I have the correct academic education to help you…
Degrees and certificates aren’t everything…
…but they are something, and mine show that I care very much about educating you properly. From finding the right words (double degree in English and Rhetoric with Distinction), to the right music (Master’s in Music Composition and Post-Grad in Music Composition), to the right methods (Dissertation Topic “The Teaching of Music Composition … in progress), to the right approach (Shaolin Medicine and Foundations in Sytems Science Certificates) — I care about helping you on all levels so that you can connect your musical imagination to the written page.
Take a second and ask yourself:
Would you like to save hours, days, weeks, even years of struggle?
Would you like to improve your songwriting or songwriting teaching?
Would you like to learn simple techniques that have thousands of years of verification as the most powerful ways to learn and perform music?
Would you like to feel free and creatively connected to music notation the written language of music?
The time to act is NOW!
You’ll feel like a million bucks!
Do you know what it feels like to hand musicians a score…not just a sketched out kind-of-sort-of so-so chart? Let me tell you, it feels incredible. The musicians look at you with a gleam in their eyes, the kind of gleam that means “I respect you for going through the effort of respecing yourself, your music, and me…thank you.”
When you work with more and more professional folks, you’ll get treated like an “equal,” like a “pro,” because you are the “real thing.” Let me tell you, it’s an awesome feeling.
100% money-back personal guarantee!
Take a look for 7 days, and if you don’t like what you see, return for a full no-questions-asked guarantee. Why “only” 7 days? Because I want you to check out the materials now and get started improving your songwriting experience!
Buy now, before the price goes up!
About the author…
Dainis W. Michelis is one of the most caring teachers around. He’s had successes and failures in academic, business, not-for-profit, entrepreneurial, and personal environments. He is an inventor, composer, dad, teacher, and friend.
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- Guidonian Hand Image Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/…rid=631211
- Egyptian Cheironomy image: https://www.thenationalnews.co…-1.1246048
- Analog Clock Photo by Takis Dim: https://www.pexels.com/photo/a…-12188936/
- Buddha figurine mudra statue with incense. Photo by Mr Y: https://www.pexels.com/photo/f…-12113242/
- Buddha educational mudra (golden statue): https://arjunlimbu.wordpress.c…has-mudra/
- Shiva in Abhaya Mudra – Glitter Poster: https://www.dollsofindia.com/p…-RY10.html
- 16 mudras sky photo: https://vidalaurayoga.es/conoc…os-mudras/
- Knee and mudra photo by Nataliya Vaitkevich: https://www.pexels.com/photo/h…e-4827960/
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