"Brad, the greatest songs I have ever written happened because of the re-write inspired by or directed by you. You're not just found in your music, you are present in every songwriters work that you have ever connected with. On behalf of those songwriters influenced by your learned advice, I thank you. You're the man." Christopher Gimm, Songwriter … [Read more...]
Kind things said about Brad Dunse as songwriter, performer and teacher.
"Brad's Quick Tips for The Muse's News newsletter have been a fan favorite of the e-zine since he started writing them for us many years back. As the editor, I'd get messages of appreciation for what he contributed, all the time. Certainly, after over 18 years editing that newsletter, I understand how difficult it can be to connect with an audience – and how well Brad accomplished it. I've been running The Muse's Muse songwriting resource for 21 years and I've read a LOT of songwriting … [Read more...]
"I have been involved in songwriting and music for over twenty years. I presently serve as the Executive Vice President and Newsletter Editor for the Fort Worth Songwriters' Association. I have read many articles over the years pertaining to songwriting techniques and the general education of songwriters. I first came across Brad Dunse's articles in Muses Muse and as a Newsletter Editor, I seek out articles of the highest quality to reprint for our own members. Brad's articles are … [Read more...]
“Hi, Brad. I'm a singer/songwriter. I had to take a minute and tell you how much I appreciated your article, "What Color Is Your Songwriting?" featured in the Muse's News. It was just the right length to engage the reader, without an overwhelming amount of rhetoric....there is so much advice out there, so many "experts". As a Music Educator, I have had the pleasure of teaching music to every age student you can imagine; given the varying levels of talent, perception and imagination, it's … [Read more...]
"Hey Brad, I really admire your ability to come with original ideas about songwriting. I read them all and learn something new, or become aware of something I hadn't thought about. Lyrical bleeding! I bet Pat Pattison steals that one.” – Nigel Egg, Minneapolis, MN - Acoustic Bluesman … [Read more...]
“Happy New Year to you! I really enjoyed your recent article in the Muse’s News about hooks in songs. I don’t know where you keep coming up with your tips, but I seem to learn more new things from you than from all the songwriting books I read and review!” – Tim Zbikowski, Maple Grove, MN - Songwriter-Book Reviewer … [Read more...]