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How to Know What to Do Next in Your Music Nov 03, 2022

How do we know what to do next in our music? Well, the answer lies with how we write music in the first place. Today, I give you 3 tips (plus one bonus tip) on how to...

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Make MIDI Drums in GarageBand & Logic Pro Sound More Natural gear & software Oct 20, 2022

MIDI drum samples are truly amazing these days, however, they still need a little work to make them sound like a real drum set. Today, I show you how to achieve a...

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Musical Fundamentals: Whole and Half Steps music theory Oct 13, 2022

There’s one thing I always do with my advanced clients: We go back to the fundamentals. Mastering and reviewing our musical fundamentals is key to sustained growth...

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All Great Melodies Have At Least One of These 5 Traits music composition music theory Sep 29, 2022

Ever wonder what makes a melody not just good, but great? Well, I think I’ve come up with the answer…err, make that five answers. Today, I’m sharing...

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Lyrics vs Chords: Which Should You Write First? music composition songwriting tips Sep 15, 2022

I was just interviewed on the Hook and Bridge podcast. It was cool! During the interview I was asked the question: Which do you write first in a song, lyrics or chords? I...

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How Chord Progressions Work (and what to do when writing music) music theory Aug 04, 2022

We all know one guy that decries and derides music theory as limiting creativity. News flash – it’s not true! Today I’m going to show you how chord...

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Metallica, Master of Puppets, and Stranger Things: Is Metal Cool Again? news & current events Jul 21, 2022

There's a lot of buzz around the Metallica classic "Master of Puppets" in the newest season of Stranger Things. Being into metal myself, I wanted to address some of the...

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3 Ways to Start a Song (in GarageBand, Logic or any DAW) gear & software Jul 14, 2022

My teacher once told me the hardest part of writing a song is to start and finish. I think this holds up and wanted to make sure you have some techniques in your...

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The Music Industry and Spotify are Bonkers (A Warning To All Musicians) music industry Jun 23, 2022

I’m gonna try something new today. Instead of straight teaching about music, I want to talk about something that really grinds my gears. I came across an article by...

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Watch A Real Composer Write Music in Sibelius Ep. 12 music composition Jun 16, 2022

Well, here it is. The end. We're done. You've watched a real composer write music in Sibelius. The journey is done, and I'm excited to be able to share the final episode...

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Watch A Real Composer Write Music in Sibelius Ep. 11 music composition Jun 02, 2022

At some point, we've all forgotten the importance of dynamics. Dynamics and expression are intricately tied together, but sometimes we're so focused on everything...

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Watch A Real Composer Write Music in Sibelius Ep. 10 music composition May 19, 2022

This week on Watch a Real Composer Write Music in Sibelius, when we're coming to the end of a song or piece, it's easy to want to make fast decisions and just be done...

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