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John Head of Shack gives tips on musicianship.

Every musician dreams of writing a really great song. So what's it like when you know you have just composed one?

John Head take us through making music: "To actually find the bones of a song and then turn it into a piece of music and words that go together, that you are happy with, is a little bit like winning the lottery."

John Head also sings an exclusive acoustic version of Miles Apart. See the video.

Originally guitarist with The Pale Fountains, then guitarist, singer and songwriter with Shack, John Head has now embarked on a solo career.

This video was shot by National Museums Liverpool as part of the Musicianship strand of The Beat Goes On exhibition, which charts sixty years of popular music in one of the world's most famous musical cities. The in-depth interviews explore themes such as local influences, career paths and performance. Watch more videos from How to be a Musician to build a picture of how scenes and careers can develop in a particular place at different times. The Beat Goes On is at the World Museum Liverpool until 1st November 2009.

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