Posts with tag music-theory

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Music Theory: How To Recognise Musical Phrases By Their Rhythmic Pattern

Ear training is crucial to becoming a better player and producer. Here, Gregg Fine explains how to listen to the rhythm and phrasing of musical parts to better understand them.

The Beatles Chord Sequences: Understanding How They Wrote Songs

The Beatles pioneered the use of chord sequences that came to define popular music. In this short video, Matt Freiman reveals how they did it - and its simplicity may surprise you.

Watch Songwriting Secrets Of The Beatles: Chords & Progressions Revealed

In this short video, Scott Freiman explains how the Beatles' approach to chord changes and song structure makes for great pop music. Dive in now to find out how they did it!

Practical Music Theory: Comping and Accompaniment

Different techniques for voicing and playing chords can radically change the way a piece of music sounds. Matt Vanacoro shares 5 pro tips for better accompaniment.

Music Theory: How Displacement Technique Can Help You Compose & Play More Interesting Music

By understanding this simple but seldom-discussed rhythmic technique you can take simple musical parts and make them more interesting. Jordan Rudess shows you how.

Music Theory: Using Drones and Common Tones

Here's how using different kinds of common tones - additional notes held as part of a chord - can add an extra quality to your playing and go beyond simple chord structures.

Analog To Digital Conversion Explained In One Minute

Whenever you record, your audio goes through an analog to digital conversion process. But what does that actually involve? Joe Albano explains in this bite-sized video from the Audiopedia series.

Music Theory: 4 Concepts to Consider When Creating A Chord Chart

In the latest in his series on music theory essentials, Matt Vanacoro gives you some pointers on how best to put together a chord chart for you and those you are working with.

Practicing For Musicians 201: Continuity and Speed

In the second part of his series on practicing for musicians, Matt Vanacoro discusses the importance of understanding speed, consistency and routine to help you improve your playing skills.

5 Ways To Make Practicing An Instrument Feel Less Like A Chore

We should all do more practice to be as good as we can be on our chosen instruments, but it’s not always easy to get motivated. Here are some tips to help you do more!

Review: Sundog Song Studio Version 3.0

We can all use a little help when composing from time to time. Lynda Arnold finds out if the latest update to Sundog Studio hits all the right notes. Read on to find out what she thought...

5 Music Theory Concepts Every Musician Should Know

There are some core theory concepts that all musicians should know about, regardless of what you play. Matt Vanacoro sets out five of the most important.

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.