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How to Tell if Your Melody is Actually Good melody tips writing process Feb 16, 2023

Telling whether or not our melody is actually good can be a huge pain point all us songwriters and composers have to weather at some point. But fret not – I’ve...

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Tuning My Embarrassing Vocals With Flex Pitch in Logic Pro gear & software Feb 09, 2023

We can’t all be amazing singers, and I’m certainly not one. Thankfully, if you’ve had pitch issues like me, we can go in and tune our vocals so they...

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Write Music Like Periphery | The Way The News Goes guitar lessons write a riff like writing process Feb 02, 2023

Periphery is one of my favorite bands at the moment, so today we're learning the intro riff/melody for "The Way the News Goes" off the album Periphery III: Select...

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Should I record, mix, and master my own music? gear & software mental health for musicians productivity Jan 26, 2023

I was recently asked by a student whether it’s a good or a bad thing to record, mix, and master, your own music. So today, we’re diving into the pros and cons,...

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Write Music Like Black Dog by Led Zeppelin write a riff like writing process Jan 19, 2023

 Today we're learning to write music like Black Dog by Led Zeppelin. This is an exceedingly popular and classic riff on guitar, and we're going to pick it apart and...

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Scale Degrees, Explained | Musical Fundamentals music theory musical fundamentals Jan 12, 2023

Talking about scales can get a little tricky if you’re not on the up and up. In this installment of Musical Fundamentals, we’re talking scale degrees, what...

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Write a Riff Like Crazy Train by Ozzy Osbourne guitar lessons write a riff like Dec 29, 2022

Crazy Train by Ozzy Osbourne features one of the most iconic riffs of all time, performed by the amazing writer and virtuoso guitarist, Randy Rhoads. Today, we're going to...

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Why You Should Write Bad Music Dec 22, 2022

When you close your eyes and imagine yourself as the writer you always want to be, it’s easy to imagine only success and masterpieces; but that’s not the...

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Write a Riff Like The Hell Song by Sum 41 guitar lessons write a riff like Dec 15, 2022

The Hell Song by Sum 41 is a fantastic song with a fantastic guitar riff right at the beginning. Today, we're picking that riff apart and reengineering it into our very...

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Arranging a Mozart Melody for String Quartet in Sibelius music composition writing process Dec 08, 2022

No matter what genre you're writing in, you'll eventually have to dabble in arranging. This is the process of taking musical material and fitting it into instruments,...

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Write a Riff Like Enter Sandman by Metallica guitar lessons songwriting tips write a riff like writing process Dec 01, 2022

If you've ever wanted to write a riff like Enter Sandman by Metallica, this video is for you. Today, we're looking at this classic metal riff by this classic metal band...

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Powerful Tips for Writing Advanced Chord Progressions Nov 24, 2022

Making the chords we use match the feeling we’re trying to express is imperative. Advanced harmony in chord progressions helps us do just that, but where do we...

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