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  • Write a Song Like: The Ramones

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    The Ben Aaron Show - Season 2 - Week 50
    This week I listened to nothing but The Ramones and tried to write a similar pop-punk rock song. Make sure you start every song with "1-2-3-4!". I was also challenged by the subreddit, Song-A-Week, to write a FAST song. If you write any type of songs, join the community at https://www.reddit.com/r/so...
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    • Ben Aaron - "Be Still" - Duration: 3 minutes, 29 seconds.

      • 19 hours ago
      • 26 views
      Ben Aaron - "Be Still" - Track 04 from the album, Four of a Kind.
      The full album is available to stream and download on many sites, including:
      Spotify: https://tinyurl.com/y9p44pd3
      iTunes : https:...
    • Ben Aaron - "Not Alone" - Duration: 4 minutes, 21 seconds.

      • 1 week ago
      • 62 views
      Ben Aaron - "Not Alone" - Track 03 from the album, Four of a Kind.
      The full album is available to stream and download on many sites, including:
      Spotify: https://tinyurl.com/y9p44pd3
      iTunes : https...
    • Ben Aaron - "Hey Old Friend" - Duration: 2 minutes, 48 seconds.

      • 1 week ago
      • 60 views
      Ben Aaron - "Hey Old Friend" - Track 02 from the album, Four of a Kind.
      The full album is available to stream and download on many sites, including:
      Spotify: https://tinyurl.com/y9p44pd3
      CDbaby : ...
    • Ben Aaron - "Colorado Sings" - Duration: 3 minutes, 4 seconds.

      • 2 weeks ago
      • 70 views
      Ben Aaron - "Colorado Sings" - Track 01 from the album, Four of a Kind.
      The full album is available to stream and download on many sites, including:
      CDbaby : https://store.cdbaby.com/cd/benaaron
      G...
    • U2 Songwriting Experiment - Duration: 10 minutes.

      • 1 month ago
      • 230 views
      U2 has written many popular songs throughout the past... 40 years?!?! Wow. It feels as if they've always been around. This week I give you 4 tips I learned to sound and write a song like U2.
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    • Elvis Costello Songwriting Tips - Duration: 10 minutes.

      • 1 month ago
      • 109 views
      Elvis Costello wrote some amazing songs, and this week, I tried my hand at writing a pub rock/new wave/English punk sort of song that he might have written in the late 1970's. I was also challenged...
    • Gorillaz Songwriting Experiment - Duration: 9 minutes, 26 seconds.

      • 2 months ago
      • 413 views
      Gorillaz are one of the most unique bands I've ever come across. They are a virtual, animated group on the outside, but a growing collection of musicians behind the scenes. This week I tried to wri...
    • ELO Songwriting Experiment - Duration: 9 minutes, 14 seconds.

      • 2 months ago
      • 458 views
      ELO - Electric Light Orchestra - Jeff Lynne - Songwriting Video Ideas.
      This week I listened to nothing but ELO and tried to write a similar rock song. I came up with a few tips to help my fellow so...
    • Queen Songwriting Tips - Duration: 8 minutes, 30 seconds.

      • 2 months ago
      • 401 views
      Queen wrote MANY legendary songs like, "Bohemian Rhapsody", "We Will Rock You", and "We Are The Champions". This week I give you some tips on how to write an operatic-rock song in their style. I do...
    • Write A Song Like: The Steve Miller Band - Duration: 9 minutes, 5 seconds.

      • 2 months ago
      • 108 views
      This week I listened to nothing but The Steve Miller Band and tried to write a similar rock song. I found that their chord structures were surprisingly simple but made for really catchy songs. I wa...
    • David Bowie Songwriting Experiment - Duration: 9 minutes, 10 seconds.

      • 3 months ago
      • 349 views
      Write a Song like David Bowie... This week I listened to nothing but David Bowie and tried to write a song in a similar style. I mainly studied how Bowie wrote his songs. He used a "cut-up techniqu...
    • The Doors Songwriting Experiment - Duration: 9 minutes, 35 seconds.

      • 3 months ago
      • 236 views
      The Ben Aaron Show - Season 2 - Week 52
      This week I listened to nothing but The Doors and tried to write a similar rock song. I hope you learn a few tips and if you write original songs, join the S...
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  • The Ben Aaron Show - Season 1 Play all

    Ben Aaron makes a weekly Vlog about his adventures playing music.
    • Week 1: Push Yourself - "Johnny on the Go" - Duration: 8 minutes, 9 seconds.

      • 4 years ago
      • 520 views
      Music Video Web Log: Week 1
      Welcome back, Songsters! Here I perform my song, "Johnny on the Go" and give you a lesson on pushing yourself to be more creative.
      Visit my website for lyrics, music an...
    • Week 2: Set Goals - "Annalise Elizabeth" - Duration: 6 minutes, 58 seconds.

      • 4 years ago
      • 225 views
      Week 2 of the Ben Aaron Music Vlog. This week's song is "Annalise Elizabeth" but before we get to that, I explain why setting goals keeps you on your toes. What are your goals?

      Check out Juan's mu...
    • Week 3: How to Play the Blues (Parody) - "Don't Say it's Hard" - Duration: 6 minutes, 49 seconds.

      • 4 years ago
      • 282 views
      Week 3 of my music vlog in which my Uncle explains how to play the blues.
      Also, my original song, "Don't Say it's Hard" available at http://benaaronmusic.com
      Rob Grady shares his musical goals. (C...
    • Week 4: Harmonica and Guitar - "Got to Ramble Now" - Duration: 7 minutes, 22 seconds.

      • 4 years ago
      • 314 views
      Week 4 of the 2014 vlog. This week I play the song, "Got to Ramble Now" and explain how easy it is to play the harmonica and guitar at the same time. Thanks to the comments from:
      Greg Miske : https...
    • Week 5: Sounding Funky - "Sanford Town" - Duration: 7 minutes, 8 seconds.

      • 4 years ago
      • 113 views
      Week 5 of the 2014 music vlog. This week I play my original murder ballad, "Sanford Town" and sing some funky comments from last weeks video.
      Special comment contributions from:
      Liv Wikkid: https...
    • Week 6: Are Cover Songs Legal? - "Whiskey Intermission" - Duration: 9 minutes, 30 seconds.

      • 4 years ago
      • 32,132 views
      Week 6 of the music Vlog: This is a simplified (but still very technical) look at why recorded cover songs on YouTube (or anywhere) are illegal. Also, what you need to dispute your copyright infrin...
    • Week 7: Story Time! - "Stagolee" - Duration: 9 minutes, 46 seconds.

      • 4 years ago
      • 122 views
      Ben Aaron Music Vlog Week 7! This week's song is "Stagolee" a story of a bad man who once killed someone to steal his lucky hat! Having a story in your song is a great way to guide people's emotion...
    • Week 8: Tax Day for a Musician - "Loner's Lament" - Duration: 7 minutes, 2 seconds.

      • 4 years ago
      • 217 views
      Week 8 of the Vlog: Today is tax day here in the United States. As a full-time musician, taxes can be a sticky situation if you don't keep detailed records. This week's song is "Loner's Lament" and...
    • Week 9: Ben Aaron - "Talkin' Ponzi Scheme Blues" - Duration: 5 minutes, 18 seconds.

      • 4 years ago
      • 109 views
      Week 9 of the Ben Aaron Music Vlog in which I sing (or rather, talk) my original song, "Talkin' Ponzi Scheme Blues". Jokes, comments, and thermometer updates to follow the song.

      Thanks for the com...
    • Week 10: What is Public Domain? - "When the Levee Breaks" - Duration: 7 minutes, 49 seconds.

      • 4 years ago
      • 1,451 views
      Ben Aaron answers the question, "What is Public Domain?" in week 10 of the 2014 music vlog. This week's featured song is "When the Levee Breaks" originally recorded by Memphis Minnie in 1929 and is...
    • Week 11: Online Community - "Livin' up the City Life" - Duration: 5 minutes, 50 seconds.

      • 4 years ago
      • 113 views
      Ben Aaron presents week 11 of the music vlog. This week I talk about how online communities are very important to musicians, friends and fans. Plus a stop-motion video for my song, "Livin' up the C...
    • Week 12: 1000th Show - "The Cuckoo" - Duration: 7 minutes, 18 seconds.

      • 4 years ago
      • 110 views
      Ben Aaron Music Vlog Week 12. This week's song is "The Cuckoo" a traditional English folk song (or is it American? Not sure.) It's a very special week because I played my 1,000th paid performance. ...
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  • The Ben Aaron Show - Season 2 Play all

    • The Ben Aaron Show - Week 1 - "Be Still" - Duration: 9 minutes, 47 seconds.

      • 2 years ago
      • 246 views
      The Ben Aaron Show - Season 2 - Week 1 - "Be Still"
      It's good to be back!
      http://www.benaaronmusic.com
      Written by Ben Aaron
      Edited by Stephen Cutts
      Animation by Arthur Penns
    • The Ben Aaron Show - Week 2 - "The Moment You Know" - Duration: 7 minutes, 13 seconds.

      • 2 years ago
      • 165 views
      The Ben Aaron Show - Week 2 - "The Moment You Know"
      This week's original song is brought to you by The Beatles, The Chronicles of Narnia, aloe vera, and TABLES!
      Please, don't forget to put sunscree...
    • The Ben Aaron Show: Week 3 - "Once Again" - Duration: 8 minutes, 30 seconds.

      • 2 years ago
      • 138 views
      The Ben Aaron Show: Week 3 - "Once Again"
      This week is brought to you by Roy Orbison, The Chronicles of Narnia, The Bus Driver, Sunscreen and harmonies.
      http://www.benaaronmusic.com
    • Week 4 - How long should a song be? - Buddy Holly - Duration: 6 minutes.

      • 2 years ago
      • 750 views
      The Ben Aaron Show - Season 2 - Week 4: "County Fair Girl"
      This week I listened to Buddy Holly's self-titled debut album and started questioning how long a song should be.
      Also, a tree sings rock ...
    • Week 5 - Johnny Cash - Duration: 5 minutes, 51 seconds.

      • 2 years ago
      • 203 views
      The Ben Aaron Show - Week 5 - "Good Old Road"
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      This week I was inspired by Johnny Cash and used one of his tricks to help write a new song.
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      Thank you for all of t...
    • Week 6 - Muddy Waters - 5 Tips for Writing Lyrics - Duration: 8 minutes, 26 seconds.

      • 1 year ago
      • 1,793 views
      The Ben Aaron Show - Season 2 - Week 6 - "I'm Gonna Love You"
      This week I was inspired by Muddy Waters to write a blues song.
      I also try to help a fellow songster write lyrics with 5 useful tips.
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    • Week 7 - Woody Guthrie - "Talkin' Social Media Blues" - Duration: 7 minutes, 22 seconds.

      • 1 year ago
      • 160 views
      The Ben Aaron Show - Season 2 - Week 7 - "Talkin' Social Media Blues"
      This week I talk about the prolific songster, Woody Guthrie and describe how to write a "Talkin' Blues" style song.
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      Thanks t...
    • Week 8 - Miles Davis - "Colorado Sings" - Duration: 8 minutes, 10 seconds.

      • 1 year ago
      • 152 views
      The Ben Aaron Show - Season 2 - Week 8 - "Colorado Sings"
      This week I listened to nothing but the jazz legend, Miles Davis, and recorded a cover of his song, "So What". I put that on my cover chann...
    • Week 9 - ZEPPELIN RULES! - "Still You Pray" - Duration: 7 minutes, 18 seconds.

      • 1 year ago
      • 187 views
      The Ben Aaron Show - Season 2 - Week 9 - "Still You Pray"
      This week I listened to nothing but the rock legend, Led Zeppelin, and recorded a cover of Their song, "Good Times Bad Times". I put that o...
    • Week 12 - Elvis Presley - "Party in the Living Room" - Duration: 7 minutes, 1 second.

      • 1 year ago
      • 208 views
      The Ben Aaron Show - Week 12
      This week I listened to nothing but Elvis Presley's self titled Debut LP and wrote a dumb rock song.
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      Here is my cover of "Blue Suede Shoes" - https://youtu.be/NxeXTGH...
    • Week 13 - Chuck Berry - "The Morning Routine" - Duration: 7 minutes, 2 seconds.

      • 1 year ago
      • 187 views
      The Ben Aaron Show - Week 13 - "The Morning Routine" - This week I listened to nothing but Chuck Berry and tried to write a rock and roll song. Happy belated Halloween.
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      Here is my cover or "You N...
    • Week 14 - The Everly Brothers - "Should Have" - Duration: 7 minutes, 47 seconds.

      • 1 year ago
      • 170 views
      The Ben Aaron Show - Season 2 - Week 14
      This week I listened to the Everly Brothers and tried my hardest to write a song in a similar style. It was tough! Those two were truly talented vocalists. I...
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