https://youtu.be/sIgoHrBIWto Answering the most frequently asked questions about producers according to YouTube's auto-complete search function, including... Do producers own masters? Do producers make money? Do producers use presets? Do producers have to clear samples? I keep screwing up my audio levels, so sorry about that. It's mostly fixed but still crummy in places. Not up … Continue reading Do Producers Earn Money?
https://youtu.be/qp39XSxgouo Some people feel overwhelmed by music theory while others are eager to learn as much as they can. But, why? What good is music theory if it's not applied directly to music creation or music performance? Alternate title: People Are Dumb. This video features snippets of my interview with 12Tone Videos - here is … Continue reading Music Theory Is Dumb
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nJ5h7WZn8Pw Exploring Phasing through traditional music score and digital audio manipulation. Phasing as a super cool composition technique which is used to great effect in minimalism and abstract pieces of music but can be equally useful and intriguing in modern music too. The scoring software is Guitar Pro 7 and the DAW is Cubase 8.5
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wuy3-YvcoLI A new compisition technique for your toolbelt - used in minimalism and more abstract styles, Retrograde can be a fun way to manipulate a phrase or leitmotif.
Want to write your own Christmas Single? This is the post for you!
Quick tip for songwriters and composers, especially ones wanting to create memorable, popular music. The idea is that trying to re-create your song using memory alone will highlight the elements that are most memorable and allow you to reconsider the use of any parts you didn't remember.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=id8-v2sBetI If you repeat a "bad" musical idea enough, it begins to sound right. This can be a fun and unique music-making tool - you just have to believe it'll sound OK!
Now, I'm not saying you should rip-off other's music in this way, only that you could. I'm just going to assume you need this video because you innocently and accidentally copied someone else's work - this is the internet, no judgements here.
In this lesson I examine how the Circle Of Fifths is created, and offer some ways to commit it to memory. Below is a printable image of the Co5s, I strongly encourage you to print it out and put it somewhere you spend ages looking - above your bed, next to a bathroom mirror, etc. … Continue reading Circle Of Fifths Part 1: Creation