Posts with tag music-theory

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Music Theory: Beyond 7th Chords - Utilizing Complex Harmonies

Matt Vanacoro shares his many years of musical experience to offer an insight into how going beyond 7th chords can add a new layer to your playing.

A Brief History of Music Part 5: The Blues

Part 5 of our series exploring musical genres, and the influential artists and songs that have been instrumental in them, sees Hollin Jones showcasing Blues music.

MelodicFlow, MIDI Plug-in Stops You Playing Notes In Wrong Scale, Updated With 300 New Scales

It's a simple concept but a powerful one for those who haven't learned a large range of scales. MelodicFlow does all the music theory heavy lifting for you and version 1.1 adds more scales.

How To Create Outstanding Ostinatos In Logic Pro X

An ostinato is a repeating musical phrase and can be found in many rock and pop songs and game and film soundtracks. In this tutorial Jay Asher demonstrates how to create great sounding ones in Logic.

Music Theory Tutorial: ”Ice Cream" Changes-The I-vi-IV-V (or V7) Progression

Ice Cream or I-VI-IV-V is a popular chord progression that can be found in many 1950s and 1960s ballads. In this tutorial Jay Asher explores this early rock n' roll classic progression.

A Brief History of Music, Part 2: Rock

In part 2 of our series exploring musical genres and the influential artists and songs that have characterised and inspired us, Hollin Jones puts rock music in the spotlight.

Composing with Ableton Live: Asymmetry, Polyrhythms & the State of Nonalignment

In this tutorial Ableton Certified trainer, Timo Preece, explores ways to make your compositions in Ableton Live more interesting using asymmetry, polyrhythms and layering different meters.

Review: Liquid Music 1.6.1 by WaveDNA

Version 1 of WaveDNA's Liquid Rhythm was pretty impressive. When Liquid Music arrived we were also impressed by its potential. Now in version 1.6.1 AfroDJMac digs in to see what all the fuss is about.

AutoTonic Combines Real-Time Scale Mapping & Keyswitching for Creative SongWriters & Producers

AutoTonic is an advanced realtime note signal processor / MIDI transposer that goes far beyond similar tools you may have used before. After 4 years of research it's ready to transform your music.

Liquid Music 1.6.1 Now With MIDI Drag And Drop

Liquid Music from WaveDNA is a popular tool for creating unique melodies, harmonies and rhythms by just drawing some lines. The 1.6.1 update includes MIDI drag and drop into your DAW. Watch it here.

10 Classical Music Terms That Every Musician Should Know

If doesn't matter if you're a classical music theory genius or play or produce modern tunes, these classical terms could help you in a number of ways.

Music Theory Tutorial: 3 Kinds of Minor Scales. Is that Major?

In this excellent music theory tutorial Jay Asher takes you through the three kinds of minor scales with some video examples.

Review: MelodicFlow MIDI Plug-In Prevents You Playing Bad Notes

If you'd like to quickly create melodic parts without ever playing a bad note again then MelodicFlow MIDI plugin is designed for you. G.W. Childs find out if it's really as error free as it says.

Music Theory: Using Parallel Harmony

If you've been advised to avoid parallel harmony in your music compositions, think again. When used carefully, parallel harmony can be a useful tool for every modern composer.

Chords & Scales Max For Live Devices Helps You Learn Music Theory in Ableton Live (FREE)

Download these 2 free Max for Live devices designed to help you quickly find the right chords and scales inside Ableton Live while you're composing and producing. And they're FREE!