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.
Taking a bath in water (hot is my preference!) is second nature to us all. Every day though we may be bathed in different things like light and also sound. Lynda Arnold explains what a sound bath is.
Having explored emerging areas of "healing" and "wellness" in her 'How Sound Affects Us' series, Lynda Arnold now explores how sound and vibration can be used to create pain with violent ends in mind.
Ornaments and embellishment techniques are part of the language of every skilled musician or composer. Lynda Arnold explores both in Baroque and Classical in this fascinating music theory article.
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 amazing how much we know about sound and waves and yet how we're only on the cusp of understanding how sound vibrations affect us. In this article, Lynda Arnold explores the science of Cymatics.
Using secondary dominant chords in your chord progressions can be a quick and easy way to add some spice to your tracks. And, it's easy to do as Lynda Arnold demonstrates.
Ever wanted some tips on how to effectively come up with two-part chord progression arrangements? Lynda Arnold cuts through the choices to help you creatively evolve your song.
Continuing her series on the relationship between sound and health, Lynda Arnold focuses on the instrument we all have'"our voice'"and how it can be used to positive effect.
Experienced musician, composer and Logic expert, Jay Asher, shares these excellent tips on how to use chord inversions to make your keyboard parts even more musical.
In part 2 of this mini-series exploring the Blues from a music theory perspective, Lynda Arnold shares two-handed exercises for keyboard and much more!
In part 1 of this mini-series exploring the Blues from a music theory perspective, Lynda Arnold explores its foundation and looks at harmonic and melodic variations of the 12-bar blues form.
Take your improv skills to the next level as Toby Pitman shows you 10 scales you can play over a dominant 7 chord for greater melodic variation. This article includes audio examples too!
Take your music theory (and keyboard skills) to the next level as Lynda Arnold shows some useful ways to play a simple chord progression with two hands, with varying voicings, rhythms and patterns.
Whether you're on Android or iOS, did you know your smart phone is a really useful songwriting tool? Andy Bowen explores the increasingly mobile occupation for getting song ideas from head to screen.