Make Simple Musical Images Look Distinct In Your Good Music Logo

Are you trying to create a musical brand mark for your company but don’t know where to start?

Start with the simple images around you that are related to tunes and add a distinct and innovative touch to them.

Using simple images helps the customer easily understand the nature of your business whereas the innovation in the design will assure them of your creative skills.

Let’s have a look how we can make those simple images innovative and distinct.

1. Musical Instruments – Guitar or Piano:

If you are trying to create a good music logo design for a dramatics school, then you can use images of a guitar and a piano and add a modern touch. How about illustrating a silhouette of the instruments or using multi colored thin lined fonts for the design. How about drawing half of the guitar image and concealing the other half with colored screen to add an element of mystery to the emblem.

2. Sound waves:

Sound waves are trendy and innovative. They are electrifying and they give you a broader margin for creativity. You can use thin lines of electricity or you can use different bright colors for your brand mark. You can play with bars, columns or waves. Sound waves are great if you want to add a sizzling touch to your trademark design.

3. A microphone, headphones or records:

If you are trying to create a brand mark for a radio station or dance group, then you can add images of microphones or headphone in your business emblem. You can create a silhouetted illustration of a man with headphones, a microphone with sound waves emitting from it or a company initial wearing headphones. You can also use an image of a stack of records or substitute an image of a record with the letter O in the corporation name.

4. Musical notes:

Tune notes are quite generic for this industry’s brand marks so how about adding an innovative touch to them?
How about creating a blood red note and adding devil’s horns to it or a light blue one with a halo?
How about adding a flower on top of the note or a fox’s tail?

You can use something as simple as a musical note and adding novel touches to it by drawing it in different colors or coupling it with other symbols.

Another great idea is to draw a big initial of the company name consisting of small images of the notes. That may look simple and generic at first sight, but on careful observation will add a clever and innovative feel to your trademark.

5. Acoustic icon:

If your free music logo consists only of your company name then you can add small symbols to accompany it. How about adding an acoustic icon?

If you want to give the viewers a realistic feel of the loud sound that your trademark can emit then you can create a lot of waves in the figure; the more the waves, the louder the icon.

Remember to use images that are related to harmony or that remind you of it so that this is what the customers will think of when they look at your symbol.

Jesicca Thompson is a senior graphic design consultant at logo design consultant who has more then 10 years of experience in logo and good music logo for small and start up business owners. Please visit logo design consultant to pump up your business by creating a logo design.


Apple iPod Classic – More Than A Simple Music Player

Are you a music lover who loves to listen to your favorite songs wherever you are? Well, you should get an Apple iPod Classic then! This tiny device will let you listen to your favorite songs easily wherever you are. So, whether you are in the bus/train, office, or even the beach (jogging) you simply need to turn it on, connect the earphone or headphone (whichever you like the best) and listen to your music!

There are several things that people really love about iPod products, such as the exquisite design. However, what makes Apple iPod Classic a killer are the following features:

Huge Storage
Apple iPod Classic 160GB holds everything (and I do mean everything) you want. This capacity is good for up to 40,000 songs and 200 hours of video. You could also save up to 25,000 photos within it. The battery life is designed with up to 36 hours of continuous play time. You will never go out of space to save everything you want in your device.

Click Wheel
Apple’s products are famous for its innovative design and this latest addition is not an exception of this fact. The innovative click wheel let you browse through the menu and files collection by simply moving your thumb in circular movement. It’s very easy and you can say goodbye to various button layout other players presented you with.

Full Multimedia Ability
Why would you limit your multimedia experience towards only the music? Apple iPod Classic comes with excellent 2.5-inch screen which display the picture nicely. You can rent movies and video podcasts, save it to your computers’ hard disk and use iTunes to sync them to your iPod. Another easier alternative would be to go to iTunes Store and download everything you need and sync them. It’s just a three easy steps of buying, saving and syncing to your device.

All those features will truly enrich your multimedia experience. Apple iPod Classic is indeed more than a simple music player, it’s an all in one multimedia player with huge 160GB storage. So, why would you buy multiple players for different purpose while you can handle all those with this single device?

If you are interested in getting more info about this product, you should visit Apple iPod Classic [] review site.


Sophisticated Simple Music

As a songwriter I enjoy writing and listening to simple music. As opposed to music that has: a thick rhythmic density, many different chords and too many different musical ideas in one song. Many people consider this to be simple music. Unfortunately they have the wrong idea of what simplicity actually is.

Some people refer to simple music as: boring, mass oriented, selling out and being a lazy songwriter.

Simple music is about balance. It is about taking 1 to 2 musical ideas, weaving them together and manipulating the musical elements just right. It’s about adding in new elements – not so many to overwhelm the listener – so it engages their ear. Then ultimately adding in a few surprises that reveal something new about the song to hold the listener’s interest.

Make no mistake there is plenty of simple music that is generic, uncreative and basic. That is more amateur music rather than creative. The clear distinction between the two is the sophistication within the music.

By sophisticated music I mean music that is easy to absorb, yet is still very unique and creative. This means having knowledge of many ways to build musical phrases and then organize them to create something simple.

You also have to use every idea sparingly. Often songwriters use too many chord inversions, key changes, borrowed chords, creative forms and other variations within one single song. Their song then becomes cluttered and difficult for the listener to absorb.

In sophisticated simple music, the composer must have a strong control over all of their musical elements. He prides himself on variations and ear catching changes and doesn’t abuse them by overusing the elements.

With that being said just because it’s simple music it does not mean you cannot have a nice flashy shred styled solo or create longer songs. It’s traditionally based off the approach of ‘less is more’ in music.

Let’s take a look at complex music. Just like simple music, there is some complicated music that is made with an amateur approach. It is generic, over complicated and boring. A lot of these artists believe their music is better because it has far more complicated elemental styles within it.

Knowing someone who wrote in this mannerism I will break down the complexity for you. If you take the time to look through his songs, you will find that they are technically far from complex. It’s all in 4/4 times and are written with a lot of 16th notes or sixtuplets. Taking an even closer look at his songs, you’d find that nothing within them ever repeat.

I asked him about this once he told me choruses are lame and anything that repeats more than twice is boring. So his songs always end up being a five-minute book of random riffs that never repeat.

What he is lacking is control over the other musical elements. He couldn’t make a song interesting without either: never repeat ideas – so his songs took a greater length of time to get anywhere – or only repeating lines a maximum of two times. This shows his actual songwriting ability needs work. Repeating isn’t necessarily wrong or a bad thing, depending on the song. It still keeps it simplistic and not because of the repetition, it’s all based around the use of elements sparingly.

I would rather listen to a simple song written in ¾ with an interesting rhythmic pattern and some cool chord inversions, then a five-minute book of riffs just thrown together with nothing connecting them.

Now this isn’t to take away from any progressive bands that have very strong songwriting ability. There are some great progressive acts out there that write very unique and creative music. There is the good and the bad in all kinds of music.

My advice for anyone looking to write progressive music is to start simple and learn how to write sophisticated simple music. A simple foundation will help you build a more complex structure. The only difference between the two is the number of musical elements in the pieces.

It’s a lot easier to write a 6-minute song and have it sound unique, than it is to write a 2 to 3 minute song in the same unique fashion. If you can write a 2-minute song that sounds unique, your skills will transfer and your progressive songs will be even more engaging.

This can go hand in hand. If you write short songs, try to write longer more progressive songs. As you become more comfortable you will develop skills in all areas that will aid you in writing both long and short songs.

There’s good and bad in every style of music. So before you label a song that isn’t rhythmically or texturally dense as bad music, take a minute to really break down the song. You might be surprised by what you actually find.