Practicing your instrument can sometimes seem like a chore, but by changing your approach and identifying goals you can make it more enjoyable, and achieve more as well.
Forcing yourself to finish songs rather than leaving them to gather dust for years can be a positive experience. G.W Childs outlines five reasons why this is true.
Understanding some key universal concepts around arrangement, dynamics and composition can help you take your tracks to the next level. Here's how.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Beams are a standard way of simplifying certain elements of a musical score. Gregg Fine explains why you should be using them.
Understanding syncopation can be the key to making more interesting and more human-sounding beats. Matt Vanacoro explains why.
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.
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.