Basic music theory is necessary for all musicians!

However, the fact is, many fail to put the right amount of effort and time into the basics (but not you right? Great).

Devoting even a small amount of power towards a few basic music theory ideas will pay off in large methods for your songwriting.

However, what are the most important music theory concepts every musician need to know? Continue reading →

Ableton Live is the most prevalent DAW for producers of hip-hop and electronic music.

It’s simple to see why. Live revolutionized the way artists write music with its innovative Session View.

However, at its core, Ableton was always meant to be played…Live. Even in the studio, the best way to use Live is to play it like an instrument.

The missing piece of the puzzle is the right MIDI controller to get the most out of Live’s functions for stage and studio.

However, there are more Ableton controllers out there than ever before. In this article, I’ll go through the best 10 devices for controlling Ableton Live. Continue reading →

A music production computer is your first step towards building your own home studio.

Good computers for audio production have never been more accessible.

Actually, when you are reading this text on your desktop or laptop, your machine probably has plenty of energy to get began with music.

However, when you do not even know where to start, choosing the right computer is difficult.

When you are buying or building a rig particularly for music there are some important factors to think about to get the best laptop or desktop computer for audio production.

In this article, we will lay out everything you should know to choose the right music production computer for your home studio. Continue reading →

A DAW or Digital Audio Workstation is the software program you utilize to make your music.

DAWs have made music creation more accessible than ever before—and they are only getting more powerful!

Whether you are just starting a song, or about to reach that final mastering step, you will need music recording software to make your vision into a reality.

This guide will provide you with everything you should pick the best DAW apps for you. Continue reading →

Reading the symbols in a chord progression is not simple—particularly if it consists of Roman numerals. However, understanding how to read chord inversion symbols is necessary. It is the key to understanding the function of the chords in a song.

Simple Roman numerals are simple enough, however, you might have gotten stuck on an unfamiliar chord with a strange subscript number stacked up like a fraction.

If that’s the case, you will need to learn your chord inversions and figured bass symbols to keep progressing.

In this article, I will go through everything you should know to understand and read chord inversion symbols and figured bass. Continue reading →

Learning the way to improvise better on your instrument could be a bit terrifying when you stop to think about it.

As musicians, we are taught to stick within a certain set of boundaries to function.

A finger placed a centimeter off makes a buzz instead of a note on the guitar’s fretboard. Sing one note too flat or sharp and it can spoil an otherwise good musical performance. Continue reading →

Rules were meant to be broken. Your gear is no exception.

Modding your gear could be fun, educational and offer you access to superb sounds—without having to purchase something new.

However, getting began with modding is a daunting topic, particularly when your gear is on the line.

In this article, I will provide you with some ideas and inspiration that can assist you to feel good about picking up a soldering iron.

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