Starting every musical phrase on the "one" can get boring quickly. But don't fret! Matt Vanacoro is here to help you elevate your melodies to the next level with rhythmic displacement.  

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Matt Vanacoro is one of New York's premier musicans. Matt has collaborated as a keyboardist in studio and on stage with artists such as Jordan Rudess (Dream Theater), Mark Wood (Trans-Siberian Orchestra), Mark Rivera (Billy Joel Band), Aaron Carter, Amy Regan, Jay Azzolina, Marcus Ratzenboeck (Tantric), KeKe Palmer, C-Note, Jordan Knig... Read More


Magic Fingers
Great Article. I teach music for a living and it's amazing how many students these days try to avoid learning theory. Hopefully, articles like this will provide some inspiration for those on the fence. Theory doesn't have to be boring, or directly connected to classical training. I find that once the student has some goals in place for learning songs, or techniques, I can throw some theory their way... even if they don't know it, they become more creative and use their imagination in a more productive way musically. I look forward to seeing more of these rhythmic theory 101 articles. I'm a fan of your work here and started following you when I started working in sound design with Machfive 3. Thanks again!

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