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Applying Robert Greene’s Art of Seduction Theory To Music Production

Can you really draw parallels between a book on the art of seduction and the process of music production? G.W Childs thinks so! Here's his take on it.

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!

Pro Tools to Sibelius In 5 Quick Steps

Sibelius has score editing tools that go beyond what Pro Tools can currently offer, so you may want to use both for maximum productivity. Matt Vanacoro explains how in five easy steps.

5 Ways To Improve Your Keyboard Playing Skills

We can all use some more ways to improve and refine our keyboard playing skills, whatever type of music we make. Here are five top tips.

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.

Harmonic DJ Mixing: How to Do It. Why It Works. Why Using Mixed in Key Helps

Understanding the relationship between the key of different music tracks can make you a better and more effective DJ. Joshua Casper explains the science behind Harmonic DJ Mixing.

Get Your Groove On: Basic Swing Notation

Notating swing has always been difficult, and various techniques have emerged over the years. Jay Asher explains what they are and how to approach this task.

Five Ways to Use Harps & Plucks in Any Arrangement

The harp may not be the first instrument you think of when arranging but here are some ways you can use it to your advantage that you may not have known about.

Music Theory: How Beams Can Save You Time And Effort When Grouping Notes In Notation

Beams are a standard way of simplifying certain elements of a musical score. Gregg Fine explains why you should be using them.

Make Better Beats With These Syncopation Concepts

Understanding syncopation can be the key to making more interesting and more human-sounding beats. Matt Vanacoro explains why.

Construct Harmonies with Pitch Correction Software

Pitch correction plug-ins can be used for more creative tasks thanks to their power and flexibility. Here, Mike Levine explains how to create vocal harmonies where none existed.

Music Production: How To Push Your Listening Skills To The Next Level

You can take opportunities every single day to train your ears to help your production skills. Shane Berry explains how everyday life can be the perfect training ground.

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.

Orchestrating with Track Alternatives in Logic Pro X

Track Alternatives in Logic Pro X 10.3 can save you time when creating different arrangements and orchestrations. Here's how it works.

Composing Tips: Basic Jazz Horn Arranging: 4 Way Close

Arranging your jazz horns is equal parts art and science. Learn about how the masters did it with this quick tutorial.