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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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    • Write A Song Like: The Steve Miller Band - Duration: 9 minutes, 5 seconds.

      • 5 days ago
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      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...
    • Write a Song Like David Bowie - Duration: 9 minutes, 10 seconds.

      • 1 week ago
      • 112 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...
    • Write a Song Like: The Doors - Duration: 9 minutes, 35 seconds.

      • 3 weeks ago
      • 113 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...
    • Write a Song Like: Elton John - Duration: 10 minutes.

      • 1 month ago
      • 102 views
      The Ben Aaron Show - Season 2 - Week 51
      This week I listened to nothing but Elton John and tried to write a similar soft-rock piano ballad. I apologize for not being a proficient piano player. The ...
    • Write a Song Like: The Ramones - Duration: 7 minutes, 13 seconds.

      • 1 month ago
      • 142 views
      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 c...
    • Write a Song Like: Bob Marley - Duration: 9 minutes, 52 seconds.

      • 1 month ago
      • 128 views
      The Ben Aaron Show - Season 2 - Week 49
      This week I listened to nothing but Bob Marley and tried to write a song in a similar style. This is my first crack at writing a reggae style song, and it's ...
    • Write a Song Like: Cat Stevens - Duration: 9 minutes, 15 seconds.

      • 1 month ago
      • 143 views
      The Ben Aaron Show - Season 2 - Week 48
      This week I listened to nothing but Cat Stevens and tried to write a folk-soft-rock song in a similar style. I was also challenged by the subreddit, Songawee...
    • Write a Song Like: Led Zeppelin - Duration: 11 minutes.

      • 2 months ago
      • 343 views
      The Ben Aaron Show - Season 2 - Week 47
      This week I listened to Led Zeppelin and tried to write a similar rock song. I was also challenged by the Subreddit, Songaweek, to write about PATIENCE. Real...
    • Write a Song Like: Kris Kristofferson - Duration: 9 minutes, 12 seconds.

      • 2 months ago
      • 114 views
      The Ben Aaron Show - Season 2 - Week 46
      This week I listened to nothing but Kris Kristofferson and tried to write a clever country song. He wrote huge crossover hits like "Me and Bobby Mcgee", "Hel...
    • Write a Song Like: Bill Withers - Duration: 8 minutes, 12 seconds.

      • 2 months ago
      • 101 views
      The Ben Aaron Show - Season 2 - Week 45
      This week I listened to Bill Withers and tried to write a song in a similar style. I was also challenged by the subreddit, Songaweek, to write a song that's ...
    • Write a Song Like: Jim Croce - Duration: 6 minutes, 8 seconds.

      • 2 months ago
      • 88 views
      The Ben Aaron Show - Season 2 - Week 44 - "This House Will Be The Death of Me"
      This week I visited Tennessee and wrote a song in a similar style of Jim Croce. I needed to get away from the Minnesot...
    • Write a Song Like: Fleetwood Mac - Duration: 9 minutes, 29 seconds.

      • 3 months ago
      • 158 views
      The Ben Aaron Show - Season 2 - Week 43
      This week I listened to Fleetwood Mac and tried to write a song in a similar style. I was also challenged by the Subreddit, Songaweek, to write a love song. ...
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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
      • 509 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
      • 222 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
      • 275 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
      • 111 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
      • 31,615 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
      • 120 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
      • 216 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
      • 1,444 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.

      • 1 year ago
      • 240 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.

      • 1 year ago
      • 162 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.

      • 1 year 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.

      • 1 year ago
      • 675 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.

      • 1 year ago
      • 199 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
      • 1,589 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
      • 146 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
      • 181 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
      • 200 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
      • 180 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
      • 167 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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