Here's some song archetypes for live musicians and performance.
If you're going for great-sounding realistic horns in your productions, Matt Vanacoro is here to share tips on how to turn humdrum horns into something more inspiring.
Even if you enjoy composing, recording, producing music alone it might be worth considering working with others. Collaborations can bring unexpected, and perhaps powerful results.
If your goal is to make your MIDI-based orchestration compositions stand out you may not want them to sound more realistic. Jay Asher shows how to make them sound great rather than authentic.
If you're stuck in a cycle of major and minor when composing this music theory tutorial to help you break out and explore four types of lesser used chords that can transform your songwriting skills.
In part 6 of our series exploring musical genres, and the defining artists, tracks and gear that have been instrumental in them, Hollin Jones puts House under the microscope.
Some of the most popular and inspiring music was created in the midst of personal or global adversity and pain. In this article GW Childs shares 5 tips to help turn frustration into finished songs.
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.
In part 4 of our series exploring musical genres and the influential artists and songs that have characterised and inspired them, Hollin Jones explores Pop music from its birth to now.
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.
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.
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.
Original musical ideas are wonderful things, of course . But what if the initial inspiration is holding your track back from evolving? Here's 5 tips to help your music mature into finished tracks.
Beginning our new series exploring musical genres and the influential artists and songs that have characterised and inspired us, Hollin Jones uncovers the beginnings of Hip Hop.
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.