How can one of "The Internet of Things" be applied to more than home automation appliances? Liam Lacey imagines a world where IOT is relevant to music recording, production & live performance.
Having explored what modes are and ways to utilise the major modes, Matt Vanacoro now turns his attention to the first two minor modes in this series on music theory.
Confused about copyright in the music industry? Unsure how similar your song can sound to an existing one before you're infringing upon copyright? Jay Asher explores 5 common beliefs here.
Following on from his article on how modes are constructed, Matt Vanacoro explains how you can utilize the major modes in your improvisation and melodic compositions. Music theory made easy.
Do you wish for an easier way to find different progression styles for any key you’re playing/composing in? Wish no more. The free AutoChords (browser & iOS) is here to help.
If you've been building chords diatonically i.e. building chords relating to scale or key, then this article by Jay Asher will help you explore chromatic alternatives. A must read music theory piece.
So you're writing melodies and motifs that sound good... how can you improve these? How to make them sound better and work better in your songs? Jay Asher has some advice to share.
If you're even a little interested in how to create moods in your music, for film, games or for any reason, this tutorial is for you. Gary Guttman explores 4 simple ways to add emotion to your notes.
It's common practice to play with the BPM to achieve a different pace in our songs. But how often would you alter the time signature, and should we be exploring new meters when composing?
If you're better at humming a melody than playing it on a keyboard or programming it into your DAW, then this innovative audio to MIDI tool, imitone, might transform your compositions.
Suffering from writer's block, or bored of the same chord progressions you've used forever? Sundog Scale Studio could be what you've never dared dream about. Lynda Arnold gives it a reality check.
You may have seen blend.io if you're interested in a music collaboration network where you can share and collaborate on tracks. Well, blend.io has joined forces with Music Marcom for more exposure.
As musicians, producers, (or many creatives) tell us, writer's block is a feared stated. However, it doesn't have to be as Josh Aker, composer for the Infinity Blade series of iOS games explains.
Chances are if you're reading this you make music in some form or another. Have you ever asked yourself the underlying motivation behind this for you? Are you in it for the fame? Fortune? Or, the fun?
Do you use suspended chords, 7ths, 9ths, 11ths and 13ths in your compositions? They might feel harder to use than triads in your compositions, but Lynda Arnold is here to show you how.